Search Inmates in Chippewa County, Michigan. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Arrest Date, Mugshot, Sentence, Offense, Court File #, MCL #, Conviction Type, Probation Sentences, Supervision Conditions.

Chippewa County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Chippewa County is located in eastern region of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was established in 1826 and named after Ojibwe people. The county seat is Sault Ste. Marie. The zip codes in Chippewa County are 49780, 49736, 49783, 49710, 49788, 49748, 49715, 49752, 49793, 49760, 49725, 49724, 49768, 49726, 49728, and 49774.

Sheriff Mike Bitnar is the head law enforcement officer in Chippewa County. You can reach him at 906-635-6355 or via email at [email protected]. The Clerk of Chippewa County is Cathy Maleport. She is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, military discharge papers and issuing and filing marriage licenses. You can reach her at 906-635-6300 or via email at [email protected].

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 325 Court Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone:(906) 635-6355

Fax: (906) 635-6336

Inmate Search in Chippewa County Jail

The Chippewa County Jail does not have an online database of inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. If you want to find someone here, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at (906) 635-6355.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are allowed visitation during the following days:


0900-1000 (Females level 6, 7 & 8)

1000-1200 (Males level 6, 7 & 8)

1300-1400 (Females level 2)

1400-1500 (Females level1)

1500-1600 (Males level 2)

1600-1700 (Males level 1)


0900-1100 (Female level 3, 4 & 5 / last name beginning with A-L

1100-1200 (Youthful Offender Females)

1300-1600 (Males level 3, 4 & 5 / last name beginning with A-L


0900-1100 (Females level 3, 4 & 5 / last name beginning with M-Z)

1300-1600 (Male level 3, 4 & 5 / last name beginning with M-Z)

1600-1700 (Youthful Offender Males)

All visitors must be at least 17 years of age and present a valid photo ID upon signing in. All visits are non-contact. Each inmate is allowed a maximum of 3 visitors is allowed per week. Cameras, cell phones, video and audio recorders are not allowed inside the visitation area. Revealing and/or provocative clothing is not permitted.

To deposit funds into an inmate’s commissary account, you can drop off money at the front office Monday through Friday between 8am and 4:30pm. Money will also be accepted during visitation on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm.

Working at the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff earns a starting hourly wage of $19.66 with the top out at $23.89 per hour. The duties of a Deputy Sheriff includes patroling assigned areas within the county, enforce laws and traffic regulations, conducting investigations on crimes and traffic accidents, and providing assistance to the members of the community.

The minimum requirements of this position include the following:

No younger than 18 years of age

A US Citizen

Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent

possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License

pass a background check

be MCOLES certified

To apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, you can get in contact with the Sheriff’s Office at (906) 635-6355.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

A sex offender is required by law to register his/her information in the state and national sex offender databases. A person is classified as a sex offender if he was found guilty of committing a sex crime such as rape, sexual assault, and child pornography. To locate sex offenders living in Chippewa County, anyone can visit

As some sex offenders do not update their registration, the Michigan State Police cannot guarantee that all information in the database is 100% accurate. Thus, do not be surprised if some entries only show last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

The release of an inmate while awaiting trial is allowed if he or she is able to post bail. Bail is the money required by the court as a form of insurance to ensure that the defendant will appear before the court once the trial begins. The defendant forfeits the money if he doesn’t show up as promised.

If the defendant cannot post bail due to financial difficulties, he can hire a bondsman to help him post bail. A bondsman usually charges 10% of the bail amount as his fee. Unlike the bail you post with the court, the bondsman’s fee is non-refundable.

Chippewa 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:Chippewa County Probation Department
Location:325 Court Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 49783
Chippewa County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined114
Avg Daily Population110
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll15
Full time total employees15
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1951
Year of major renovation1999
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Chippewa County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201616,491
Number Employed Annual Average, 201615,272
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,219
Unemployment Rate, 20167.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201542,473
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Chippewa County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20146,502
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201519.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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