Search Inmates in Simpson County, Kentucky. Results May Include: Arrests, Criminal Records, Status, Code, Description, Warrant No., Court Type, Court Date, Current Age, Booking Date, Booking Agency, Arresting Officer.

Simpson County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Simpson County is located in the western region of Kentucky. Established in 1819, it was named in honor of Captain John Simpson, a Kentucky militia officer who was killed in the Battle of River Raisin during the War of 1812. Franklin is the county seat. The zip codes in Simpson County are 42134 and 42135.

Sheriff Jere Dee Hopson is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Simpson County. Steve Chappell serves as his Chief Deputy, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. You can get in touch with both of them  by calling (270) 586-7425. The Simpson County Jailer is Eric Vaughn. You can get in touch with him at (270) 586-5351.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 203 E. Kentucky Street, Franklin, KY 42135-0434

Phone: (270) 586-7425

Fax: (270) 586-9505

Inmate Search in Simpson County Jail

If you wish to locate an inmate currently housed at the Simpson County Detention Center, you can check their online system here.

Use an inmate’s first name, alias, or last name to locate his file within the database.Once you find it, clicking on the inmate’s name will reveal the following information: age, physical description, booking photo, booking date, arrest date, arresting officer, arresting agency, address, inmate classification, and charges.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

The Simpson County Detention Center is planning on implementing a video visitation system for its inmates. Visits will be scheduled online at For those who do not have an internet connection, the jail plans on providing booths for visitors’ use in the lobby. To learn more about this new system, please call (270) 586-5351.

To deposit money into an inmate’s commissary account, you can go online at, use the kiosk located in the jail lobby, or call (855) 836-336.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

An individual is called as a sex offender when he is convicted of a sexually motivated crime. The crimes that fall under this classification can differ between states. But, there are some crimes that are widely accepted as part of this category such as rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. It is stipulated in federal law that all sex offenders must register their information in the state’s sex offender registry once they are done with their term of confinement. Their information is also included in the national sex offender registry that is maintained the federal government. Anyone can gain access to these databases in the interest of public safety. Visit here if you wish to learn if there are any sex offenders living near you in Kentucky. It is important that the public understands that the government cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information in the registries. You may find some sex offenders with only their last known addresses listed. This is because some offenders fail to update their registration when necessary.

Bail and Bondsman

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Simpson County, you can remain free while you await trial as long as you pledge to return to court when the trial starts.This is called bail. For certain offenses, the court will only grant permission if the accused also makes a monetary pledge. The money is pledged to the court will be lost if the accused misses one of his court dates.

A bondsman is an individual who acts as a surety – promising payment of the entire bail amount on behalf of the defendant if he violates the conditions of his release. If you can’t post bail because you lack money, you can hire a bondsman for a non-refundable fee, usually 10% of the bail amount.

In Kentucky, businesses that deal with commercial bail bonds are considered illegal. Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). State law requires a bondsman from out of state to first get a warrant before he can arrest a fugitive who has fled to Kentucky. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Simpson County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Simpson County Probation Department
Location:109 West Cedar Street, Franklin, Kentucky, 42134
Simpson County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined180
Avg Daily Population172
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll35
Full time total employees35
Total salaries and wages1098675
Other operating expenditures1106804
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1985
Year of major renovation2002
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Simpson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20168,316
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,951
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016365
Unemployment Rate, 20164.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201545,496
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Simpson County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,820
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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