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Houghton County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Houghton County is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was founded in 1846 and named in honor of geologist Douglass Houghton. The county seat is also called Houghton. The zip codes in Houghton County are 49958, 49961, and 49967.

Sheriff Brian J. Mclean is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Houghton County. You reach him via email at [email protected]. His second-in-command is Kevin L. Coppo. You can email him at [email protected]. Captain Doug Hebner is the Jail Administrator for the Houghton County Jail. You can reach him at 906-482-0055.

Houghton County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 403 E Houghton Ave, Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: 906-482-0055

Fax: 906-487-5949

Inmate Search in Houghton County Jail

The Houghton County Jail does not have an online roster of inmates currently housed in the facility. If you want to find an individual here, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 906-482-0055.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Houghton County Jail are allowed visitation with family and friends. All visitors are required to present a valid photo ID. Visitors under 17 years of age must be in the company of a parent or legal guardian. All visitors will be subject to search. Cell phones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in the visitation area. All visitors are expected to follow the dress code. Anyone deemed to be inappropriately attired will not be allowed entry. To get the visitation schedule of this facility, please call the Sheriff’s office at 906-482-0055.

Working at the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office:

An entry level Deputy Sheriff in Houghton County is paid $19.86 per hour. The ceiling wage is $25.89 per hour. The duties of a Deputy Sheriff includes maintaining peace and order, enforcing laws and traffic regulations,  investigating crime, responding to emergency calls, and patrolling designated areas within the county.

A candidate must meet the ff. minimum requirements:

  • must be 21 years of age or older
  • must be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • must have a valid Michigan driver’s license
  • must be MCOLES certifiable or certified
  • must have no prior felony convictions

If you wish to become a Deputy Sheriff in Houghton County, you can get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office at 906-482-0055.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

By law, sex offenders need to submit their information to local law enforcement which will then be filed in the state and national sex offender registries. A person is classified as a sex offender if he has a conviction for a sexually oriented crime such as child pornography, rape, and sex trafficking. If you wish to locate sex offenders in Houghton County, you can go to

The Michigan State Police cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the database. Some offenders do not submit their updated information. You may get search results that only list an offender’s last known address.

Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a crime is allowed to remain free while the trial is still pending if he or she is able to post bail. Bail is the amount of money that will be held in the court’s keeping to ensure that the defendant shows up at his trial. Missing a court appearance will result in the bail getting revoked and forfeited.

If the defendant does not have any money for bail, he can still secure his release through a bondsman. A bondsman usually charges 10% of the bail amount for his services. This fee is non-refundable.

Houghton 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:Houghton County Probation Department
Location:401 East Houghton Avenue, Houghton, Michigan, 49931
Houghton County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined38
Avg Daily Population40
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll28
Full time total employees28
Total salaries and wages803436
Other operating expenditures179058
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1960
Year of major renovation1991
Name of new facilityHOUGHTON COUNTY JAIL


Houghton County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201616,447
Number Employed Annual Average, 201615,478
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016969
Unemployment Rate, 20165.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201541,775
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Houghton County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,794
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.4
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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