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

Grand Traverse County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Grand Traverse County is located in the northwest region of Michigan. It was established in 1851 and named after the Grand Traverse Bay where it is situated. The county seat is Traverse City. The zip codes in Grand Traverse County are 49649, 49696, 49690, 49620, 49666, 49633, 49673, 49637, 49684, 49610, 49686, 49643, and 49685.

The head law enforcement officer in Grand Traverse County is Sheriff Tom J. Bensley. You can reach him directly at (231) 995-5001 or via email at The Undersheriff of the Sheriff’s Office is Nathan Alger. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of the entire department, including budget management, media relations, and command staff supervision. You can reach him at (231) 995-5001 or via email at

Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 851 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Phone: 231-995-5000

Inmate Search in Grand Traverse County Jail

The Grand Traverse County Jail does not have an online inmate roster. To locate an inmate at this correctional facility, you can call the jail at 231-922-4530. You can also get in touch with the Jail Administrator, Captain Todd Ritter at (231) 922-4535 or

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Grand Traverse Correctional Facility is afforded the privilege of visitation. All visitors must be on the Inmate Visitors list, including infants and children. Visitors 17 years old and above are required to present valid identification. Minors (under 17 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All inmates are allowed one 30-minute visit per visiting day.

Visitation Schedule:

Male/General Population

Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Female, Work Release & Inmate Workers

Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family and friends can give funds for deposit into an inmate’s account during their visit. These funds can be in the form of cash, money orders, and certified checks. Deposits can also be made online at, by calling (866) 345-1884, or by using the Lobby Kiosk located at the Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility.

Working at the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff in Grand Traverse County can earn a starting wage of $19.86 per hour, with progression to Step 2 at 6 months. The top pay is set at $25.89 hourly. The primary functions of the job include enforcing laws, responding to emergency calls, patrolling highways, and assisting other law enforcement agencies.

The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:

Must be certified as a Road Patrol Deputy through the State of Michigan/MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) or Certifiable as a Police Officer in the State of Michigan by June 1, 2016.

Must have an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field

Possess and maintain valid Michigan Driver’s License and must maintain eligibility to drive as per the County’s Vehicle policy.

Candidates for this position will be required to successfully complete the employment prescreening process which includes a physical agility test, written and oral evaluations, a psychological screening, and a complete background check.

If you wish to apply for this position, you can visit here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law stipulates that sex offenders must provide their information to local law enforcement for filing into the state and national sex offender registries. A sex offender is defined as a person with a conviction for a sexually oriented offense such as rape, sexual assault, and incest. Go to

if you want to find sex offenders living in Grand Traverse County. Keep in mind that not all offenders submit their information. You may find that some records only contain last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

A pretrial inmate is allowed to remain out of jail as long as his or her bail has been posted. This is the process of pledging money to the court (wherein the amount is set by the court) that will be used to guarantee the defendant’s appearance at his trial once it starts. A missed court date will result in the forfeiture of the money.

A bondsman can be hired if a defendant is unable to post bail on his own. The fee is usually set at 10% of the bail amount. Acting as a surety, the bondsman will sign a bond with the court which he/she will need to pay in full if the defendant misses a court appearance. The bondsman’s fee is non-refundable.

Grand Traverse 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:Grand Traverse County Probation Department
Location:328 Washington Street, Traverse, Michigan, 49684
Grand Traverse County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined157
Avg Daily Population146
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll49
Full time total employees50
Total salaries and wages3244394
Other operating expenditures709260
Total construction costs850000
Equipment, furnishings, etc530000
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Grand Traverse County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201649,359
Number Employed Annual Average, 201647,316
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,043
Unemployment Rate, 20164.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201554,874
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Grand Traverse County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20147,621
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20158.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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