Lt. Don Barker is a 20 year veteran of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and also at Medway Drug Enforcement Unit in Medina County. Lt. Barker started as a Communications Officer with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 prior to going to Medway Drug Enforcement. He also worked at the Grafton Police Department and was a former auxiliary officer at the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.
He came back to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force and then became a fulltime deputy in October of 1994. He worked as a patrol officer and was then promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002. In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is currently in charge of the Law Enforcement Division.