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Crawford County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Crawford County is located in the northern area of Michigan. It was founded in 1840 and named in honor of a Revolutionary War Soldier, Col. William Crawford. The county seat is Grayling.  The zip codes in Crawford County are 49739 and 49738.

The head law enforcement officer in Crawford County is Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield. You can reach him via email at The Undersheriff is Shawn M Kraycs. You can get in touch with him at The Jail Administrator for the Crawford County Jail is Captain Randy Baerlocher

. You can email him at

Crawford County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 200 W. Michigan Ave, Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: (989) 348- 4616 ext 214

Inmate Search in Crawford County Jail

The Crawford County Corrections Center does not list the current inmates housed in the facility online. If you wish to locate someone here, you can contact the jail at (989) 348-4822. The jail has a capacity of 51 beds. The jail houses pre trial detainees and prisoners sentenced to one year or less.

The Sheriff’s Office posts the County’s Most Wanted

If you have information on the whereabouts of an individual listed here, please call the tip line at (989) 348-4616 ext 228  or email

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Crawford County Corrections Center are only allowed to visit with immediate family, attorneys, and clergy. Visitation times are scheduled according to the first letter of the inmate’s last name. The schedule is as follows:

A – I    Monday      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

        Wednesday   6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

J-Z      Tuesday     6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

        Thursday    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

All visitors are subject to search. Visitors must be aged 15 and above. A visitor must be 18 years of age to visit without parents or guardian supervision. The only exception will be if the visitor is married to the inmate and can prove it by producing a marriage license. Each inmate is limited to 2 visitors per visitation period. Each visit is limited to 30 minutes. Coats and baggage must be left in the area provided. All visitors are required to sign in 30 minutes before the end of the specified visiting time.

Visitors may give money orders to the Corrections Officer to be deposited into an inmate’s account. Cash and checks will not be accepted.

All mail must be sent through the US Postal Service. To send correspondence, you must address it as follows:

Inmate Name

Crawford County Jail

200 W. Michigan Ave

Grayling, MI 49738

Working at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff earns an hourly wage of $19.66 with a top out of $23.89 per hour. The duties of a Deputy Sheriff include patroling areas within the county, investigating crime, enforcing laws and traffic regulations, and responding to requests for assistance.

The minimum requirements for this position are:

– at least 21 years old

– a high school graduate or GED equivalent

– a US citizen

– MCOLES certified or certifiable

– no felony convictions

– possess a valid driver’s license for the state of Michigan

To apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, you can fill out the application form here and submit it at 200 W Michigan Ave, Grayling, Michigan 49738-1741.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law states that a sex offender must have his information entered into the state and national sex offender registries for the sake of public safety. A sex offender is a person who has been convicted of a sex offense such as sexual assault, child pornography, and prostitution. To locate sex offenders in Crawford County, visit

Keep in mind that you may get search results that only show last known addresses. This is because not all offenders update their registration.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the money lodged with the court in exchange for the temporary release of a defendant awaiting trial. The money is used to ensure that the defendant will show up at his trial once it starts. Failure to do so means forfeiting the money.

A bondsman is a person in the business of signing bonds with the court for the temporary release of defendants who cannot afford to post the entire bail amount. He typically charges 10% of the bail amount as his fee. This is non-refundable.

Crawford 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:Crawford County Probation Department
Location:200 Michigan Avenue, Grayling, Michigan, 49738
Crawford County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined32
Avg Daily Population35
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll10
Full time total employees10
Total salaries and wages674384
Other operating expenditures150124
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc30000
Year of original construction1969
Year of major renovation1996
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Crawford County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20165,348
Number Employed Annual Average, 20164,952
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016396
Unemployment Rate, 20167.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201540,907
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Crawford County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,326
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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