(9-24-21) Effective October 31st, 2021 Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer will be stepping down as Sheriff and retiring after 47 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office, 28 of which has been as the elected Sheriff of Darke County.

Sheriff Spencer wants to thank the citizens of Darke County for supporting him and having the confidence, in him, to have Elected him for 8 terms as Sheriff.

Sheriff Spencer states that –

“I truly am a blessed man to have served the wonderful citizens and great Darke County, Ohio.”

Sheriff Spencer is retiring and leaving the Sheriff’s Office for personal reasons that have taken a toll on his life in the past couple of years.  Also there are some professional reasons that Sheriff Spencer believes is not conducive to allow him to do his job that he was elected to do. 

“I was elected to serve and protect the citizens of Darke County, unfortunately, under the courts of Darke County, the only ones that are protected are those that continue to offend and continually break the law. There is no accountability for those that prey on our society.”