Sheriff Matthew Treglia was appointed to the position of Interim-Sheriff on February 8, 2017 by the Allen County Commissioners Office following the sad and untimely death of his longtime mentor and friend Sheriff Jim Everett. He was then appointed to the position of Sheriff by the Allen County Republican Party on February 22 to fill the remainder of Everett’s term. He ran unopposed in 2018 and in 2020.
Sheriff Treglia is a lifelong resident of Allen County and a 1990 graduate of Allen East High School. He has two daughters. His oldest graduated Allen East High School in 2019 and attends the Ohio State University in Columbus. His youngest daughter will graduate from Allen East in 2022. He is also a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lafayette.
Sheriff Treglia immediately entered the local private sector workforce upon completion of high school. During this time, he continued farming with his father, Tony, and after a few years purchased his first solely owned farm in northeastern Allen County. After finding success with his first farm, he made the decision to grow the business and in 1999 joined with a business partner to create Creek Bottom Farms Inc. Currently Creek Bottom Farms Inc. services 4,100 acres of farmland in 3 counties with 90% of the land being operated in Allen County. In 1995 while farming and working fulltime at Randall Bearings Inc. of Lima, Treglia joined the Apollo Law Enforcement night academy. After graduating from the academy, he was hired as an auxiliary deputy by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1997 Sheriff Treglia was hired as a fulltime Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff Treglia worked all three shifts in the Patrol Division until 2002 when he was transferred to the Crime Task Force, where he worked for five years as an undercover officer. During this time he was also a member of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and was promoted to Sergeant. By 2007, he was the Sergeant in charge of the deputies working within the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force and SWAT Team. In 2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant and Commander of the Task Force. In 2013, Sheriff Treglia was transferred back to the Uniform Division where he was in charge of the third shift patrol deputies. By 2014, he was promoted to Staff Lieutenant, supervising the uniform division.
During his employment, he has also been a member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and Bike Patrol Teams. In 2003, Treglia was named Deputy of the Year for the Sheriff’s Office, and in 2008 was named the Lima-Allen County Region Officer of the Year by the Lima Exchange Club.
Sheriff Treglia is very proud of his role as Sheriff and of his office, while also humbled by the overwhelming support he has received from his employees and the citizens of Allen County.