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Doug Timmerman


Hi, my name is Doug Timmerman and I am running for Sheriff of Mercer County.


I have been blessed to be a lifelong resident of Mercer County.  I am the son of Jim and Janie Timmerman and was raised near St. Anthony and lived there with my family until I married in 1997 to my wife, Jill, daughter of Ken and Ruth Bruns. Jill and I have lived in Coldwater since we have been married and have two beautiful daughters, Sammi and Siera.


My passion for law enforcement started at a young age. At 16, I started at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office when I joined the Explorer’s program.  In 1992, I graduated from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, achieving my certification to become a deputy sheriff. Upon the completion of the certification, I was accepted into the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Reserves. Two years later, I became a fulltime dispatcher, and in 1996 was transferred to road patrol and held that position until I became a detective in 2010. In 2012, I was promoted to detective sergeant.  I advanced my career by accepting a position in the Command Staff in 2017. Since then, I have had the privilege of serving in the following positions: Enforcement Captain, Corrections Captain and now the current Chief Deputy of the Sheriff’s Office.


Professionally, I am an active member in the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, FBI LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) and the National Sheriff’s Association. Locally, I am involved in The Knights of Columbus, Saint Anthony Dinner Theater, Coldwater Eagles, and a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, where I also serve as an usher. I have previously coached high school golf for 10 years and have also officiated basketball, baseball and softball for 13 years as a member of the OHSAA.    

God has blessed me with the qualifications that make me the best candidate to serve and protect with respect as your next Mercer County Sheriff. 

I am asking for your vote in 2024 to be your next Sheriff.

Paid for by Timmerman for Sheriff.


Commitment to Excellence

The men and women of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office strive to constantly promote professionalism, integrity, and leadership to the community and citizens we serve. This mission is a commitment to  excellence by all the members of the Sheriff's Office, to continually "Serve and Protect, with Respect."

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