After seven years of education and training, Nick Ambrozich is now a deputy with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.
Ambrozich, 23, said he has been training to be a law enforcement officer ever since he was 16 and joined the Delaware Area Career Center’s law enforcement program.
“I knew I didn’t want a 9-5 desk job, I needed something that was exciting and different every day,” Ambrozich said in May. “That, coupled with the opportunities to help people through difficult situations, really seemed liked an ideal situation.”
After completing high school, Ambrozich studied criminology and security intelligence at The Ohio State University, where he also interned with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and worked to stop doctors who were writing illegal prescriptions.
During high school, Ambrozich said he was also part of the Explorers Program at the Delaware County Sheriff’s office until he turned 21 and he aged out of the program but stayed on as an advisor. He added that he plans to become an official advisor in the Explorers Program with the sheriff’s office to give back to the next generation.
Ambrozich said he graduated from OSU in 2017 and was hired on by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Ambrozich said after he was hired he enrolled in the Delaware Career Center’s Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy, which he completed in May of this year.
“I’m really excited to get out there and finally do what I’ve spent years preparing for,” Ambrozich said.
Ambrozich was sworn in at the Sheriff’s office on June 18 and is now working with his field training officer.
“Nick started with us as an Explorer at the age of 17 and has continued to grow and excel ever since,” said Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin on Tuesday. “He interned with our Office as well as the DEA in Columbus. His commitment to the law enforcement profession started at a young age and he has demonstrated that he understands what is expected of a public servant who is empowered to uphold the Constitution and help ensure his community’s safety. He is a great addition to the DCSO family.”
Ambrozich said he was thankful for the sheriff’s office and the DACC for the opportunity.
“What the career center did for me, it all flowed together nicely with the sheriff’s office in a way that gave me a leg up on people who don’t start that way,” Ambrozich said. “I’m looking forward to getting out on my own and finally do what I’ve been looking forward to for so many years.”