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Wapello County, Iowa Sheriff Overview

Wapello County is located in the southeastern part of Iowa. Its county seat is in Ottumwa. Wapello County is included in the Ottumwa, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area. Wapello County is named after Wapello, a Meskwaki chief. Zip codes in Wapello County include 52533, 52536, 52548, 52554, 52553, 52563, 52566, 52530, 52501.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office is headed by Mark H. Miller.

Wapello County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 330 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-684-4350
Fax: 641-682-1414

Inmate Search in Wapello County Jail

The Wapello County Jail does not have an available list of inmates incarcerated in their facility. The State of Iowa, however, supports the Victim Information and Notification Everyday system, so you can visit the site to check and receive notifications on the custody status of an offender. It’s recommended to visit the Jail personally at 330 W 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA or call them at 641-684-4350 for inquiries.

The Jail has a rating to house 129 inmates and last year had an average daily population of 66. Nearly 3,000 individuals were booked into the facility in 2009. The Jail Administrator and Assistant Jail Administrator supervise the Correctional Officer Staff COI’s, the Communication Specialists/CO II’s and the Kitchen Staff.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitation is through telephone and video monitors in the Jail Lobby connected with the inmate in their particular cell area. To visit you must be on the inmates list and have a state issued photo ID. If you want on an inmate’s list you must write that inmate a letter stating such and that inmate will communicate that to jail personnel. Children under the age of 3 are not required to be on the inmate’s visitation list but are required to be supervised. All children are required to be supervised during visitation hours. Inmates are allowed 30 minutes per week total visitation.

Visitation Time
Monday through Thursday 6:30pm-9:00pm.

You will need to get a money order or cashier’s check and send it to that person through the USPS Mail. You can not drop it off at the jail. You can also go to or call 1-888-277-2535 and send money by credit card. You can also go to or call 1-800-634-3422 to send money via Western Union.

Securus Technology is used for the inmate phone system. The inmates can purchase calling cards off of commissary. You can also set-up a account directly with Securus by calling them at 1-800-844-6591

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Wapello County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

The bail and bond process is used to secure your release from jail in exchange for meeting certain conditions. It is imposed to ensure that you will make your court dates and not commit any further offenses while out. An Iowa criminal lawyer will bring up the issue of bail at your initial appearance before a judge. The judge makes a determination as to the conditions for your release until your next court date.

Just as Iowa provides sentencing guidelines, it offers guidelines for bail bonds. The bond schedule for crimes other than forcible felonies and misdemeanors is as follows:

Manufacturing or delivery of certain controlled substances – $25,000
Felony for manufacturing or delivery of certain controlled substances – $50,000
Class B felony – $25,000
Class C felony – $10,000
Class D felony – $5,000
Aggravated misdemeanor – $2,000
Serious misdemeanor – $1,000
Simple misdemeanor – $300

Wapello County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined84
Avg Daily Population83
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll40
Full time total employees40
Total salaries and wages1129513
Other operating expenditures340000
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 330 West Second Street OTTUMWA IA 52501

Wapello County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201617,997
Number Employed Annual Average, 201616,936
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,061
Unemployment Rate, 20165.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201544,738
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Wapello County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,472
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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