Administrative Staff

Chief Deputy Ronald R. Fenton

Chief Deputy Ronald R. Fenton started his career in 1975 when he was hired as a dispatcher for the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department where he has been for his entire career. In 1976 Chief Fenton was reassigned to the department's Uniform Division as a Deputy Sheriff in the department's Ambulance Division. In 1978 he was accepted into the department's Special Weapon's Team where he has been a member reaching the position of Co-Commander.

In 1981 he was promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division and in 1983 assigned as the departments training officer and basic police academy. Some of his other duties with the department are Firearm Instructor, Defensive Driving Instructor and Firearms Instructor for the Kent State University Corrections Academy.

In 2006 Chief Fenton retired and worked as an Instructor Trainer for Combined Tactical Systems in Pennsylvania instructing less lethal, chemical munitions and pepper spray.

In 2007 Chief Fenton was brought back to the department as its Chief Deputy. In this role, he oversees the daily operations of the Civil Department as well as the Dispatch Center.

Chief Fenton serves on the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center Governance Board, the Regional Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program Advisory Group, 911 Advisory Board, Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Northern Border Initiative Board.

Lt. Terry A. Moisio, Detective Commander

Lieutenant Terry Moisio began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 1997 having previously worked as a Police Officer for the City of Conneaut, Ohio and City of Kettering, Ohio. Lt. Moisio earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1985 and has served the department as a Road Patrol Deputy, Detective, and Road Patrol Division Sergeant. Lt. Moisio was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July, 2005.

Lt. Moisio is the Detective Commander for the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department. Lt. Moisio serves on the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Drug addiction Services Board (Past Board President), Community Corrections Board, and the Lakeland Community College Law Enforcement Advisory Board. Lt. Moisio resides in Conneaut with his wife, Sandra and five children, Krystle, A.J., Rachel, Jared and Taylor.

Lt. Jim Kemmerle, Corrections Division Administrator

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 boy 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 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 current capacity, Lt. Kemmerle oversees the daily operation of the Ashtabula County Jail, the Corrections Staff, and the Warrants and Transports Division.  He is chairman of the Ashtabula County Community Corrections Planning Board, is 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 has been working 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.

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 also volunteer with the Edgewood Warriors Marching Band and are regularly seen supporting their three children in activities throughout the community.

Lt. Brian Cumberledge, Road Division Platoon Commander

Lieutenant Brian Cumberledge is a 1989 graduate of Jefferson Area High School and began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1993 as a 9-11 dispatcher. Lt. Cumberledge worked in this capacity all the while attending and graduating from the basic police academy.  In 1997 Lt. Cumberledge transferred to the Corrections Division and worked as a corrections officer until 1999 at which time he moved to the Uniform Division working as a deputy Sheriff. In 2007 Lt. Cumberledge moved to the Detective Division and worked as a Crime Scene and Evidence detective until 2014 at which time he was promoted to Sergeant of the Uniform Division. Lt. Cumberledge transferred back to the Detective Division in 2017 continuing in his previous role and in August 2019 was promoted to the rank of Uniform Division Platoon Commander where he shares supervision over the Uniform Division and our 9-11 Communications Center. Lt. Cumberledge resides in Madison Township with his wife Melanie and their children.

Lt. Bryan N. Rose, Road Division Platoon Commander

Lieutenant Bryan N. Rose began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Salineville Police Department. Lt. Rose began his career with the Sheriff’s Office 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 was moved to the rank of Detective with the Sheriff's Office 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 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 Department's 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 serves on the Ashtabula County Drug Court Advisory Board. Lt. Rose also speaks to area organizations on various topics on Law Enforcement when requested.

 Lt Rose resides in Williamsfield with his wife, Kimberly (Kym) and children,  Jonathan, Jeana, Jama, Daniel, and Kaylee



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    Ronald Fenton

    Chief

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    Terry Moisio

    Lieutenant

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    Jim Kemmerle

    Lieutenant

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    Brian Cumberledge

    Lieutenant

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    Bryan Rose

    Lieutenant