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It is the mission of the Boone County Sheriff Department to develop a highly trained, efficient, and professional law enforcement officer in order to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Boone County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and our Country. In order to reach this goal, I have attempted to build an organization with outstanding individuals that clearly display high moral integrity coupled with excellent capabilities and the drive to work with pride to accomplish this goal. I have long recognized that outstanding accomplishments can be obtained when each member of the department not only understand the goals and objectives of the department but also identifies with them to the extent that ownership of these goals and objectives are shared by all.

Public service is not limited to a chosen group or to individuals. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the community regardless of age, race, religion, sexual preference, socioeconomic background, or any other factor. Discrimination of any form will not be tolerated within the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Along with the responsibility of providing firm and fair law enforcement services to the public comes the duty of fiscal responsibility. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is committed to finding new and innovative ways to increase technology and manpower, prevent duplication of services within the Sheriff’s Department, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the department by making clear concise decisions that will benefit the community as a whole.

Our mission is never ending and every employee must strive to achieve our goals each and every day in order to serve the public in the manner in which they expect and deserve.

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On Monday, November 18, 2019 Boone County Sheriff’s deputies took two juvenile suspects into custody and lodged them at the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center after an investigation revealed they made threats to shoot up their school, the Ignite Academy located at 37 Atlantic Avenue in Erlanger, Kentucky.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. school staff notified their S.R.O. Deputy Don Taylor of a threat they learned of made by two students to shoot up the school. Deputy Taylor interviewed one of the students and his parents at his home in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. The student admitted to making the threats but said he was joking. Simultaneously, two patrol deputies interviewed the other student and his parents at their Hebron, Kentucky home. There, the student showed the investigators a Snapchat post he sent to other students stating, “Don’t come to school tomorrow” accompanied by a green gun emoji and a dynamite emoji.

Both students are 14 year old freshmen at the school who are *charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree, a Class D felony. Both will appear in juvenile court this morning.

*Charges in a criminal complaint are accusations only. It is the government’s burden to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.
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This morning, Sheriff Michael A. Helmig swore in Daniel Donelan Jr. Please join us in congratulating Daniel as the newest member of the team. ... See MoreSee Less

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Update: Investigators identified the suspect as Shawn Warfield, 32 of Burlington, Kentucky. Working in conjunction with the Covington, KY Police Department, Warfield was located on November 18th at 5:00 p.m. and taken into custody there (West 2nd Street), *charged with Robbery 1st degree. Anyone who might have had contact with Warfield in the past week is asked to contact Detective Jeff Miles of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at jmiles@boonecountyky.org or (859) 334-8476.


On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at approximately 3:15 PM, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Galaxy Vapors located at 1624 Burlington Pike for a reported robbery in progress call.

Deputies learned that a white male suspect entered the business and aimlessly walked around for a brief period of time before ultimately rushing towards the employee while armed with a knife. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands to open the cash register and was not injured. The suspect fled the business with some merchandise along with the cash from the register.

The suspect fled the scene in a newer model black sedan in the direction of Burlington Pike. The suspect is described as a white male, average height, thin build with a bald head and facial hair. He was wearing grey pants and black hooded sweatshirt.

If you can identify the suspect, please call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or submit a Crime Tip through our website: www.boonecountykysheriff.com/crime-tips/. You can remain anonymous.
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During the evening hours of Saturday, November 16, 2019, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were made aware of a school shooting threat by a student who attends Jones Middle School.

The student, a male, 13, of (unincorporated) Florence told another student that he was going to “shoot up the school with guns” and that his target was going to be the “popular kids and teachers” at Jones Middle School. The threat was reported to law enforcement and Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies acted quickly after learning the identity of the student and promptly made contact with him at his home. Deputies later obtained a full confession. The student stated that his plan was delayed until he could obtain a bullet proof vest but admitted to telling other students that he was going to shoot the popular kids and teachers at Jones Middle School. The student was upset over recently being suspended after getting into a fight at school and this was the basis for the threat. The student did not have immediate access to weapons or body armor.

The juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree, a Class D Felony. He was taken into custody on Saturday night and lodged at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center per a judge’s order.

*Charges in a criminal complaint are accusations only. It is the government’s burden to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Please join us in congratulating Deputy Marcus Harlow. On Wednesday morning, Sheriff Michael A. Helmig bestowed upon Deputy Harlow the Boone County Sheriff's Office Lifesaving Medal.

In early October, Deputy Harlow was dispatched to a call where a person was choking. Upon arriving on scene, Deputy Harlow observed a woman who was in distress and clutching her throat. Deputy Harlow acted quickly by administering the Heimlich Maneuver which saved the person's life.
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Public Auction

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will from time to time declare seized items or items that no longer have use for the County to be surplus property. These items are then available to the public for bid. As of January 2019, surplus items are available for view and bid on the website, Public Surplus.

Current Items available for bid can be viewed at: https://publicsurplus.com/