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

Kalkaska County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Kalkaska County is located in the northern region of Michigan. It was founded in 1871 and its name comes from a pseudo-Native American word made up by a Michigan geographer and ethnologist, Henry Schoolcraft. The county seat is also called Kalkaska. The zip codes in Kalkaska County are 49646 and 49680.

The chief law enforcement officer in Kalkaska County is Sheriff Patrick Whiteford. The Undersheriff is Harry R. Shipp. He is responsible for supervising the daily operations of the entire Sheriff’s Office. You can get in touch with either officer by calling (231) 258-8686.

Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 605 N Birch St, Kalkaska, MI 49646

Phone: (231) 258-8686

Inmate Search in Kalkaska County Jail

The Kalkaska County Jail does not have an inmate roster posted online. If you wish to find an individual at this facility, you can call the jail at 231-258-8686 Ext. 1405.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Kalkaska County Jail are allowed to receive visits from family and friends. For each inmate, a maximum of 3 visitors at a time is allowed. All visitors must be at least 17 years of age and must supply a picture ID. Minor children must be accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian. Visitors must leave packages, purses, bags, food, drink, cell phones and any other items in their vehicle or with family in the lobby.

The weekly visitation schedule is as follows:

Male Inmates Last Name (A thru I):

SUNDAYS – 9:00am to 11:00am (sign up starts at 8:30am)

Duration of visit: 30 minutes

Male Inmates Last Name (J thru Z):

SUNDAYS – 2:00pm to 4:00pm (sign up starts at 1:30pm)

Duration of visit: 30 minutes

All Male Inmates Last Name (A thru Z):

WEDNESDAYS – 7:30pm to 8:30pm (sign up starts at 7:00pm)

Duration of visit: 30 minutes

Female Inmates:

SATURDAYS – 9:00am to 11:00am (sign up starts at 8:30am)

Duration of visit: 1 Hour


SATURDAYS – 2:00pm to 4:00pm (sign up starts at 1:30pm)

Duration of visit: 1 Hour

Male Inmates Housed for Other Counties:

SATURDAYS – 2:00pm to 4:00pm (sign up starts at 1:30pm)

Duration of visit: 1 Hour

Inmates may regularly receive mail delivered by the US Postal Service. All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband. To send mail to an inmate here, the envelope must be addressed as follows:

(Inmate Name)

P.O. Box 1119

Kalkaska, MI 49646

To deposit funds into an inmate’s account, family and friends can give cash or a money order to a Corrections Officer.

Working at the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy in Kalkaska County can earn $19.36 to $28.08 per hour, depending on his length of his employment with the Sheriff’s Office and his experience. This position entails patrolling assigned areas in the county, enforcing laws, investigating crimes, responding to emergencies, and providing motorist assistance.

To become a Deputy, you must at least be 21 years old, a high school graduate (or its equivalent), have a valid Michigan Driver’s License, and be MCOLES certified or certifiable. You will also need to successfully pass a written evaluation, an interview, a background check, a psych evaluation, a drug test, and a physical agility test.

You can check for openings in the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

A sex offender is mandated by law to register his information in the state and national sex offender databases in the interest of public safety and awareness. A person is considered a sex offender if his conviction is for a sexually oriented offense such as rape, prostitution, and incest. If you want to find out if any sex offenders are living in Kalkaska County, you can visit

Take note that you may encounter records that only show last known addresses. This is because some offenders do not comply with the registration law.

Bail and Bondsman

The money paid to the court for the release of a pretrial inmate is called bail. It is used to ensure the defendant’s appearance in court once his trial is underway. Failure to appear will result in the forfeiture of the money.

A bondsman is a person in the business of acting as a surety for defendants who cannot post bail due to financial difficulties. He typically charges 10% of the bail amount as his fee. Unlike bail paid to the court, this fee cannot be refunded.

Kalkaska 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:Kalkaska County Probation Department
Location:605 North Birch Street, Kalkaska, Michigan, 49646
Kalkaska County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined63
Avg Daily Population47
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll9
Full time total employees9
Total salaries and wages562047
Other operating expenditures195050
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1973
Year of major renovation1986
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Kalkaska County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20167,744
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,208
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016536
Unemployment Rate, 20166.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201542,829
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Kalkaska County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,827
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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