Administrative Staff

Chief Terry A. Moisio

Chief Deputy Terry Moisio began his career with the Sheriff's Department in 1997 having previously worked as a Police Officer for the City of Conneaut, Ohio and City of Kettering, Ohio.

Chief Moisio earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Baldwin-Wallace University, and has served the department as a Road Patrol Deputy, Detective, and Road Division Sergeant.  Chief Moisio was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July, 2005 and served as the Jail Administrator, then Detective Division Commander for the Sheriff’s Office before being promoted to Chief Deputy by Sheriff William Niemi.

Chief Moisio is the Project Director for the Crime Enforcement Agency of Ashtabula County (CEAAC);  member FBI-LEEDA; board member, Catholic Charities Board of Ashtabula County; member Lakeland Community College Law Enforcement Advisory Board, Kent (Ashtabula) Law Enforcement Advisory Board, member of the Ashtabula County Drug Free Community Coalition, SALT Leadership Team; and past member and Board President of the Ashtabula County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board.

Lt. Sean R. Ward, Detective Division Commander

Lieutenant Sean R. Ward began his career in law enforcement as an auxiliary member of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office after graduating from the ACSO Police Academy, with academic honors, in 1997. He served in that capacity from October 1997 until March 1999 when he accepted a full-time position with the Ashtabula Police Department as a patrolman. 

In 2001, he was reassigned to the Detective Bureau working as a narcotics detective as well as a general investigations and evidence detective until he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March 2007. Lt. Ward served as a member of the Ohio Organized Crime Task Force and Special Operations Group. 

In June 2007, Lt. Ward accepted a full-time position with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff. In August 2007, he was reassigned to the Detective Bureau where he worked in evidence and crime scene, general investigations and with the Crime Enforcement Agency of Ashtabula County task force. Lt. Ward received Deputy of the Year honors in 2014.

In December 2021, Lt. Ward was promoted to the rank of Detective Division Commander Lieutenant. In his current capacity, he continues to investigate criminal activity, oversees the daily operations of the detective bureau, the evidence unit, and the department’s members of the CEAAC task force.

Lt. Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from Kent State University in 2020. He earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement from Lakeland Community College in 2004 and was runner-up for Outstanding Criminal Justice Student that year.

Lt. Ward holds a Master Evidence Technician certification and Master Criminal Investigator certification from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy. He completed specialized training in blood pattern analysis, shooting incident reconstruction, arson investigations, homicide investigations, financial crime investigations, meth lab remediation, sex crimes investigations, and is a certified firearms instructor. Lt. Ward is a member of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Entry Team and former Regional SWAT Team member. He serves on the ATech Advisory Board for the Public Safety program and is the Law Enforcement Liaison for Ashtabula County Veterans Court.

When not at work, Lt. Ward enjoys running and hiking. He resides in Jefferson with his two children.

Lt. Steven S. Murphy, Uniform Division Commander

Lieutenant Steven S. Murphy began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2005, having previously worked as a police officer in the City of Conneaut and Geneva-on-the-Lake .

Lt. Murphy was born and raised in Geneva Township and graduated from Geneva High School. Lt. Murphy is very active in the community, volunteering in Geneva Little League, Geneva Soccer, Geneva Basketball, Geneva Football, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Fraternal Order of Police, as well as within his church community. Lt. Murphy is very active within the school systems in Ashtabula County and does several promotions, seminars, training, and presentations to our youth.

In 2004, Lt. Murphy attended the Cleveland Heights Police Academy, graduating with Honors. Lt. Murphy started his career in law enforcement with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office as an Emergency 911 Operator and Dispatcher. At the same time, Lt. Murphy worked as a police officer for the Conneaut Police Department and Geneva-on-the-Lake Police Department.  In 2007, Lt. Murphy was hired as a full time Deputy, earning Deputy of the Year honor in 2015. In 2019, Lt. Murphy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where he held that position until 2021. In June 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Uniform Division Commander Lieutenant and a member of the Administrative Staff.

Lieutenant Steven Murphy continues to reside in Geneva with his wife and two kids.

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    Terry Moisio

    Chief

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    Sean Ward

    Lieutenant

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    Steven Murphy

    Lieutenant