Lt. Hempstead is the Patrol Division Commander.  He is responsible for day to day management of patrol functions and oversees the School Resource Officer team and the Patrol Canine Units.

He started his law enforcement career in 1997 after previously serving four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He worked 16 ½ years with the Circleville Police Department, five years as a Patrol Sergeant, before coming to the Sheriff’s Office in 2013.  Shortly after joining the Sheriff’s Office, he performed the role of Patrol Corporal before being promoted to Lieutenant in March of 2019.

About the Patrol Division

The Patrol Division answers all calls for service. Responds to all criminal complaints, house checks, suspicious vehicles/persons, auto accidents and many times is the first responder to Fire and EMS calls. Pickaway County has six patrol districts and at any given time these districts are patrolled by a minimum of three and a maximum of eight patrol cars.