Chief Anthony Dwyer is a life long resident of Butler County. Born and raised in Middletown, Ohio he graduated high school in 1981, and then attended West Virginia Tech University on a football scholarship. Chief Dwyer began his employment with the Sheriff’s Office in 1984 originally working in the Corrections Division and then as a patrol officer.
In 1986 Chief Dwyer was transferred to the Detective Division where he remained for the next 13 years being promoted through the ranks of Detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant and finally Detective Captain. During his tenure in the Detective Bureau, Chief Dwyer worked on several high-profile homicide investigations that have been featured on “America’s Most Wanted” and the Discovery Channel’s “New Detective” Series. He is also a recipient of the National Sheriff’s Association award for exceptional investigative work and has been published in “Ohio Police” magazine.
In 1999 Chief Dwyer accepted a management position as Major overseeing all operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Traditionally, newly elected Sheriff’s bring with them a new administrative staff. When Sheriff Jones took office in January of 2005 he promoted Dwyer to his current rank of Chief Deputy. This promotion marks the first time in modern Butler County Sheriff’s Office history that the Chief Deputy has progressed through the ranks within the Sheriff’s Office to the second position of authority.