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Christopher Paul Viland Appointed as Cuyahoga County Sheriff


Media Contact: Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521; mlmadigan@cuyahogacounty.us

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced today the appointment of Christopher Paul Viland as Cuyahoga County Sheriff. Executive Budish will present Viland’s appointment as Sheriff to County Council for consideration and approval.

Viland most recently served as Police Inspector General for the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Safety, Division of Police. From 1987 to 2019, Viland served the City of Solon in various law enforcement roles, including patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, detective lieutenant, and chief of police from 2011 to 2019.

“With more than 33 years of experience, Christopher is a proven leader in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. “His commitment to the safety of our residents through his roles with the City of Cleveland and the City of Solon prove that he would be a great fit as Cuyahoga County Sheriff.”