The Ross County Jail is responsible for the care and custody of pre-trail detainees and convicted individuals. It is operated by the Ross County Sheriff's Office, which maintains social order and peace, as well as provides law enforcement services. The Ross County Sheriff's Office operates a detective bureau that investigates crime scenes, seizes and analyzes evidence, and identifies and speaks to witnesses and victims. It operates a bike patrol unit that provides uniformed patrol, crime prevention, emergency incident response, accident investigation and traffic law enforcement services. In addition, the department undertakes cases related to sexual offense, domestic violence, drug abuse and gang activity. The Ross County Jail is located in Chillicothe, Ohio.