Darke County Sheriff's personnel are professionally trained in traffic control. Much of the traffic control in our state is done by the Sheriff. Traffic control covers anything from enforcement of traffic laws to directing traffic around special events and construction projects.
Due to Ohio's rural nature, many communities cannot afford their own police forces. Many of Ohio's communities have law enforcement contracts with the county Sheriff. The Sheriff's Office also provides law enforcement services, security, and crowd control for special events such as county fairs, concerts and other events.