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Sheriff Steven Hammett

portrait of Sheriff Steven HammettInterim Sheriff Steven Hammett began law enforcement career in 1987 with the Cleveland Heights Police Department. In 1990, he joined the Shaker Heights Police Department as a patrolman, and later served as the appointed Officer in Charge of the Adult Detective Bureau and Internal Affairs Division. He was later promoted to Lieutenant and assigned Officer in Charge of the Juvenile Detective Bureau and Internal Affairs Division. In 2004, Sheriff Hammett was promoted to Captain, assigned as Superintendent of the Auxiliary Services Unit which included the Jail facility, CALEA, Records Unit, Crime Prevention, Training, Property/Evidence Unit and Internal Affairs Division. He also served as the Deputy Chief for Auxiliary Service Superintendent and Internal Affairs.

Sheriff Hammett then served as Chief of Police for the City of University Heights and the Director of Safety for the Cleveland Institute of Art.

His education includes graduating from University of Louisville; Southern Police Academy Staff and Command School, and later graduating from the FBI National Academy. In addition, he holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts.

Hammett Joined the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department in 2021 serving as Captain. He currently serves as a member of the Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs and the FBI National Academy Associates.