Meet Our Staff
Major Steve Arrasmith, Commander
Major Steve Arrasmith became the Commander of the Warren County Drug Task Force in 2015. Major Arrasmith began his career in law enforcement in 1991 as a Cadet with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. He became a full time Deputy Sheriff in 1992 and began a brief assignment in the Corrections Division. He was reassigned to the Enforcement Division where he served as a Field Training Officer and an Evidence Technician. In 1997, Major Arrasmith was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) as a Detective. During this time, he investigated all types of criminal activity and began working with the Warren County Drug Task Force, specializing in drug trafficking cases and drug related crimes.
Major Arrasmith was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 1999 and began a full time assignment with the Warren County Drug Task Force in 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Detective Lieutenant in 2004 and continued his assignment with the task force as the Field Commander. In 2010, Major Arrasmith was honored as the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff of the Year.
He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a graduate of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Unit Commanders Academy and the Police Executive Leadership College. He has received extensive specialized training in the field of criminal investigations through the Office of Criminal Justice, the Narcotics Association of Regional Coordinating Officers (NARCO), the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and the International Association of Undercover Officers.
Major Arrasmith is responsible for the overall operation of the drug task force. He supervises a specialized staff of detectives, state and federal agents and support personnel investigating mid to upper level drug traffickers and other drug related crimes. Major Arrasmith is also the Commander of the Southwest Ohio Bulk Smuggling Task Force, an Ohio Organized Crime Commission and Homeland Security Task Force investigating the packaging and transportation of bulk drug proceeds.
In addition to his many task force responsibilities, Major Arrasmith is also the Investigations Division Commander for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office where he supervises the investigative staff, Crime Scene Unit, Sex Offender Registration Section and Concealed Carry Permit areas of the Sheriff’s Office.