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Captain Richard Peters

Captain Peters started his law enforcement career with the Sheriff’s Department in 1990. His previous positions include working as a Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, with a promotion to Captain in 2014. He attended numerous specialized trainings and supervisory schools to advance his skills. With his current responsibilities, he oversees the Detective Bureau, Internal Affairs Unit, Use of Deadly Force Team, Dignitary Protection Team, and other specialized units within the department. He will be attending the FBI National Academy in the near future, as part of the department’s professional development toward leadership. In his free time, Captain Peters enjoys participating and volunteering in his community and coaching youth sports.

Captain Donald Gerome

Donald Gerome is a Captain for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff Department. Captain Gerome is responsible for the Sheriff’s Narcotic Division, K-9 Division, Impact Unit, Warrant/ISP Unit, Federal Task Force Detectives, Patrol Division, Transport Unit, Radio Room, CCW Office, Motorpool, Range, and Court Security Officers. He oversees 9 Deputy Sheriff Sergeants, 78 Deputy Sheriffs, and 19 civilian employees.

Captain Gerome first joined the Sheriff’s Department in 1995 as a Corrections Officer. After graduating OPOTA he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 2001. Captain Gerome was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, Lieutenant in 2014, and Captain in 2016.