DART operates to stop the profound number of deaths of our friends and loved ones caused by opioid and other drug overdoses while helping victims to overcome their addictions. We also aim to educate and support the family and friends of these victims.
Sheriff Michael J. Navarre has 44 years of law enforcement experience. Beginning his career with the Toledo Police Department in 1977, he worked his way through the ranks ultimately serving for 13 years as Chief of Police. After retiring from Toledo, he was appointed Chief of Police at the Oregon Police Division and served in that position for 9 years. On January 4, 2021, he began his elected term as Sheriff of Lucas County where he hopes to use his years of experience to accomplish many things, including the coordination and building of a new jail.
Through the years he has served on numerous boards and committees, including when he was appointed by Governor John Kasich to the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board in 2015, as well as the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations in 2014.
Sheriff Michael J. Navarre has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
While at the Toledo Police Department he was named Toledo Police Command Officer of the Year in 1987, was awarded the Medal of Valor in 1987, and received the Professional Service Award in 1998. In 2006, he earned the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Toledo.
Sheriff Navarre has been married to his wife, Julie for 45 years. Together they have four children and enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren.
View various helpful links and documents provided by D.A.R.T.