Franklin County Sheriff

Chief Deputy Administration

Michael Flynn, is the Chief Deputy of Administration for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Columbus, Ohio, having served with the office for nearly 35 years. Chief Flynn began his service with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 1979, and rose through the ranks. He was appointed a Chief Deputy in 2014.

Throughout his career, Chief Flynn has served in every division of the office as both a deputy and supervisor. As a supervisor he has been assigned to Patrol, Internal Affairs, the Juvenile Bureau, Corrections, Communications, and the Training Academy. He is a 1988 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and has attended numerous law enforcement training schools and seminars.

Chief Flynn has been a hostage negotiator since 1989 and is currently in charge of the Crisis Negotiations Unit. He has responded to numerous hostage / barricade incidents in Franklin and other surrounding counties.

Chief Flynn has received various awards, including the Medal of Honor, Medal of Merit, Criminal Division Supervisor of the Year, and numerous other office commendations.

Chief Flynn is responsible for oversight of Sheriff Office operations, including, but not limited to, budget management, command staff supervision, participating in disciplinary decisions and actions, training operations, identifying problem areas and devising possible solutions to such problems, including personnel, labor, economic, equipment, training and/or other applicable issues associated with the day-to-day operations of the Office, and other administrative duties as directed by the Sheriff.