Biography of Sheriff Orvis L. Campbell
Orvis Campbell is proudly serving his 2nd term as sheriff of Tuscarawas County. Sheriff Campbell began his service to the County in 1990 as a probation officer for Tuscarawas County Juvenile Court Judge George J. Demis. In 1994, Campbell was hired as a Deputy Sheriff and was promoted to Detective in 1997 and then worked his way up through several ranks as an investigator before being elected Sheriff in November of 2016.
He also is an instructor for the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and is a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association and is a graduate of the 256th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Campbell is active in the community as a member of Empower Tusc (an anti-drug coalition) and a board member for United Way of Tuscarawas County and for Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center. Sheriff Campbell is a proud supporter and member of the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau. He is a former board member for Harbor House, the county’s domestic violence shelter and substance abuse halfway house for women, and Personal and Family Counseling Services as well as the ADAMHS Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties.
Sheriff Campbell was proudly voted Ohio’s outstanding Law Enforcement Officer for 2018 by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association. Campbell is a lifelong resident of Tuscarawas County, he and his wife Michelle have four children.