MOUNT VERNON — Detective Sgt. Gary Rohler has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in charge of the Detective Division at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Knox County Sheriff David Barber, Rohler assumed his new position Monday and will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the division. This includes all criminal investigations, crime scene response, evidence/property room operations and sex offender registration for the county.
Rohler began his career with the KCSO in 1996, working the jail and patrol divisions before accepting a position as detective in 2003. Rohler was promoted to detective sergeant in 2006. Prior to joining the KCSO, he served as chief bailiff for the Mount Vernon Municipal Court and as a police officer for the village of Fredericktown.
He is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Central Ohio Technical College. He completed the Ohio Basic Peace Officer training at the Delaware County Joint Vocational School. He has completed advanced training, including homicide investigation, drug enforcement, evidence and crime scene processing as well as tactical response and raid planning.
Barber describes Rohler “as a respected investigator, team player and proven leader who is a true asset to the sheriff’s office and the citizens of Knox County.”