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David Thoroughman, Your Scioto County Sheriff

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings

David Thoroughman is the recent winner of the Scioto County Sheriff’s Race, and will take office on January 4, 2021. Thoroughman is a graduate of Portsmouth High School. He now resides in Minford with his wife Tanya, and his children; Olivia, Simon, and Carly. 


Thoroughman has an extensive background in law enforcement with having 32 years of experience. David served our country in the United States Air Force. He served as Security Police, which is the Air Force version of Military Police.


He served at the Portsmouth Police Department for 23 1/2 years where he retired as Captain. During his time at the PPD, he also served as the acting Chief of Police. He worked on patrol for many years, working all three shifts.


While on patrol, he served as a patrol officer, a sergeant, and a lieutenant. Time on patrol was broken up by his time serving on the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, which was our county’s local drug task force.