Steve Schumaker is the Deputy Attorney General for Law Enforcement for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. He oversees the divisions of the office responsible for providing assistance to local law enforcement, training police officers, rooting out those defrauding the Medicaid and Medicare systems, helping victims of crime, and ensure that justice is carried out in capital cases.
A 34-year veteran of the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office, 26 of those years as prosecuting attorney, Schumaker understands the importance of investigative functions during a criminal case. His leadership of the Bureau Criminal Investigation, Organized Crime Investigation Commission, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, and the Criminal Justice, Crime Victim, and Health Care Fraud sections draws on this experience.
An avid SCUBA diver, Schumaker spearheaded the effort to establish a statewide forensic dive team within the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. This team is available to help Ohio law enforcement agencies recover evidence disposed of in lakes, ponds, rivers, and other bodies of water. When not diving with the team, Schumaker can often be seen diving at the Newport Aquarium as a member of their volunteer dive team or serving as a dive master with the Wright State University SCUBA program.
Schumaker is a graduate of Wittenberg University and earned his law degree from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. He is Past-President of Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Past-President of Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation. He and his wife, Robyn, have three adult children.