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Emmet County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Emmet County is located in the northern tip of Michigan state. It was founded in 1840 and named in honor of an Irish nationalist and Republican, Robert Emmet. The county seat is Petoskey. The zip codes in Emmet County are 49737, 49701, 49740, 49706, 49755, 49716, 49718, 49723, 49722, 49764, 49770, and 49769.

The head law enforcement officer in Emmet County is Sheriff Peter A. Wallin. The Undersheriff is Timothy E. Roth. The Emmet County Correctional Facility is supervised by Jail Administrator Brenda K. Ford. You can reach any of the command staff by calling (231) 347-2036.

Emmet County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 450 Bay St., Petoskey, MI  49770

Phone: (231) 347-2036

Fax: (231) 348-0666

Inmate Search in Emmet County Jail

The Emmet County Correctional Facility does not maintain an online roster for inmates currently housed in the jail. To locate an inmate here, you can call the jail at (231) 347-2036. The jail can accommodate 103 inmates, housing both mail and female inmates, sentenced and non-sentenced.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Emmet County Correctional Facility are encouraged to maintain contact with family and friends through visitation. Visitors need to be on the inmate’s approved visitors list in order to visit. All visitors must be 18 years of age. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian whose name appears on the list. A valid photo identification is required.

Each inmate is allowed one appointment for a family visit. An appointment must be scheduled prior to visiting day. Visitors are not allowed to visit on both Thursday and Saturday.

The visitation schedule is as follows:

General Visitation Day is on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm.

Family Visitation Day is on Thursdays from 1pm to 4:30pm.

Inmates are only allowed to receive letters, postcards, and five photos no larger than 4″x6″, money orders, and legal correspondence. All incoming mail is inspected for contraband. Letters sealed or decorated with perfume, glue, lipstick, stickers, or items will not be delivered to the inmate; it will be placed in the inmate’s personal property instead.

Mail must be addressed as follows:

Inmate’s Name

450 Bay Street

Petoskey MI 49770

To deposit money for inmates, family and friends can go online at, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or mail a money order.

Working at the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office:

An entry level Deputy Sheriff is paid a salary of $19.66 per hour. The top pay for this position is $23.89 per hour. The duties of a Deputy Sheriff includes patrolling the community, investigating crimes and traffic accidents, and provide airport security.

A potential candidate for this position must be at least 21 years old, possess the minimum of an Associate’s Degree, possess a valid driver’s license in the state of Michigan, and be MCOLES certified or certifiable. He or she must also pass an extensive background investigation as well as successfully complete written and oral exams.

To become a Deputy Sheriff in Emmet County, you can download the application form here or online.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law states that all sex offenders must submit their information to local law enforcement for entry into the state and national sex offender registries. An individual is considered a sex offender if he or she has a conviction for a sexually motivated offense such as child molestation, prostitution, and sex trafficking. To locate sex offenders residing in Emmet County, you can go to

The Michigan State Police cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the system because not all offenders update their registration. As such, you may see records that only list an offender’s last known address.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the money pledged to the court in exchange for letting a pretrial inmate remain out of custody while his trial is pending. The money is then used to guarantee the defendant’s compliance with the court’s orders such as appearing at all his scheduled court dates. If the defendant violates the conditions of his release, the bail is revoked and forfeited.

A defendant who cannot afford to post bail on his own can pay a bondsman to post bail on his behalf. A bondsman charges 10% of the bail amount as his fee and this is non-refundable.

Emmet 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:Emmet County Probation Department
Location:200 Division Street, Petoskey, Michigan, 49770
Emmet County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined95
Avg Daily Population88
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll22
Full time total employees22
Total salaries and wages1211441
Other operating expenditures485500
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction2006
Year of major renovation2005
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 450 BAY STREET PETOSKEY MI 49770

Emmet County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201617,673
Number Employed Annual Average, 201616,570
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,103
Unemployment Rate, 20166.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201549,774
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Emmet County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,579
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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