Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County Sheriff Fred Stevens has been off to a busy start during his first week in office, hosting a training session Monday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for all Seneca County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
The three-and-a-half hour leadership training session included a presentation from internationally renowned speaker Paul Butler.
Butler’s message focused on leadership, positive attitudes and teamwork. Butler has 27 years of experience in law enforcement and has been a public servant, training officer, sergeant, crisis negotiator, chief of police and chief deputy.
The presentation was given during a morning and an evening session, and each one began with Stevens introducing himself and explaining his vision for the sheriff’s office in the next four years.
Stevens said the session would serve as a reset for all sheriff’s office staff.
“This is an investment, starting on day one, into the office and staff,” Stevens said. “All staff were present in two groups to maximize social distancing. This serves as a complete reset and provides valuable training on leadership, positive attitudes and cultural change.”
Stevens said the events also functioned as a mass swearing-in for all personnel.
“This was to show that we are all on the same team and that no role is more important than the other,” he said. “More to the point… all roles are to be servants to the citizens of Seneca County.”