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. Jim Kemmerle, Detective Division Commander

Lieutenant James E. Kemmerle began his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the Ashtabula Police Department in 1994 after earning his OPOTA certification and a degree in Criminal Justice from Lakeland Community College.  In 1996 he was awarded a Proclamation by City Council for saving the life of a teen who was drowning in the Ashtabula River, and he was named Officer of the Year in 1996 and again in 2002.  He became a K-9 handler with his partner Zeppelin in 2001.

In 2004, Lt. Kemmerle began his career with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff, bringing K-9 Zeppelin with him.  Lt. Kemmerle was named Deputy of the Year in 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Uniform Division in 2006.  Also in 2006, Lt. Kemmerle retired K-9 Zeppelin and was certified as a K-9 handler with his new partner, Cain.  Zeppelin enjoyed retired life in the Kemmerle home until losing a battle with cancer in 2015.

In 2014, Lt. Kemmerle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and placed in charge of the Corrections Division.  K-9 Cain was retired and enjoyed life with the Kemmerle family until succumbing to heart failure in 2017.

In his capacity as the corrections lieutenant, Lt. Kemmerle oversaw the daily operation of the Ashtabula County Jail, the Corrections Staff, and the Warrants and Transports Division.   He served as chairman of the Ashtabula County Community Corrections Planning Board, as a member of the Ashtabula County Safety Committee, Ashtabula County Drug Court Advisory Committee, the Ashtabula County Drug Court Collaboration Board, and the Ashtabula Municipal Court Recovery Court Board.  He worked closely with the Sheriff and the County Commissioners in developing a new county jail to address the changing needs of the community and the criminal justice system.

In 2021, Lt. Kemmerle was assigned to the detective bureau as the Detective Division Commander.  As such, he investigates criminal activity in the county, oversees the daily operations of the detective bureau, the evidence division, and the department’s members of the Crime Enforcement Agency of Ashtabula County.  He is a member of the Ashtabula County Drug Court Team, the Ashtabula County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and continues his work with the Sheriff and County Commissioners in the development of a new county jail.

When not at work, Lt. Kemmerle volunteers with Ashtabula County 4-H, conducting staff safety training and as a shooting sports advisor with Sheffield Target Masters.    He and his wife are also active in their church, serve as foster parents, volunteer with the Edgewood Warriors Marching Band, and are regularly seen supporting their four children in activities throughout the community.

Lt. Bryan N. Rose, Road Division Commander

Lieutenant Bryan N. Rose began his career with the Sheriff’s Department in 1995 having previously worked as a Police Officer for the Village of Andover, Ohio and the Village of Salineville, Ohio.  Lt. Rose achieved the rank of Sergeant in both Departments.  Lt. Rose began his Law Enforcement Career in 1980 with the Salineville Police Department. Lt. Rose was moved to the Rank of Detective in 2006 after being a School Resource Officer at the Pymatuning Valley School District from 1999 to 2006.  Lt Rose was promoted to the rank of Road Patrol Division Sergeant in 2017 and then the Rank of Road Patrol Division Lieutenant in August 2019.

Lt. Rose graduated from Southern Local School District in Salineville Ohio in Columbiana County in 1977

Lt. Rose was accepted into the Departments Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team as a member, assigned to a Team leader and finally reaching the position of Co-Commander and continues to serve on the Departments current Entry Team.

Lt Rose worked as an Instructor Trainer for Def Tec Corporation and Combined Tactical Systems instructing Less Lethal, Chemical Munitions, and Chemical Aerosol Spray.  Lt Rose is an instructor for Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) and TASER.  

Lt. Rose was a basic Academy instructor in Ashtabula County and for various academies throughout the area.

Lt. Rose prior served on the Ashtabula County Drug Court Advisory Board. Lt. Rose also speaks to area organizations on various topics on Law Enforcement when requested.

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    Terry Moisio


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    James Kemmerle


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    Bryan Rose