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

Mecosta County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Mecosta County can be found in West Central Michigan. Big Rapids is the county seat. Created in 1840, the county was named in honor of a 19th century Potawatomi Chief who was born near Big Rapids. The zip codes in Mecosta County are 49320, 49332, 49631, 49639, 49342, 49346, and 49679.
Todd M. Purcell serves as the Sheriff of Mecosta County. You can reach him at tpurcell@co.mecosta.mi.us. Undersheriff James M. Taylor assists the Sheriff in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire department. You can get in touch with him at (231) 592-0150. Kevin Wood is the Jail Administrator. You can reach him at (231) 592-0156.

Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 225 S. Stewart, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-0150
Fax: (231) 796-5577

Inmate Search in Mecosta County Jail

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office does not have a Weekly Arrest Report Online that shows the names of individuals currently housed in the facility. If you want to locate someone here, you can contact the Jail Administrator at (231) 592-0156.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Mecosta County Jail are encouraged to keep in touch with family and friends through visitation. To visit an inmate here, you must present a valid photo ID and subject to a search. Personal items such as bags, purses, coats, and cell phones will not be allowed inside the visitation area. All visitors must wear proper attire. Anything deemed provocative or suggestive such as see through shirts, short shorts, and bare midriffs will not be allowed. Children younger than 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To get the visiting hours, you can contact the Jail Administrator at (231) 592-0156.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

A person is labeled a sex offender if he has been found guilty of a sexually-oriented offense such as rape, sexual assault, and incest. Federal law stipulates that all sex offenders must be registered in the state sex offender database and the national sex offender database. To locate sex offenders in Mecosta County, you will need to search the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. Keep in mind that some offenders do not register their information. Some records in the registry may only contain last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the pledge of money to the court in exchange for the temporary release of a pretrial inmate from custody. It serves as collateral to secure the defendant’s compliance with fulfilling all of his court obligations. If he keeps his word, the court refunds the bail minus court fees at the end of the trial. If he violates the conditions of his release, he will forfeit the bail.

If a defendant cannot afford bail, he can pay 10% of the bail amount to a bail bondsman instead. A bondsman can act as a surety and will be held responsible for paying the entire bail amount should the defendant fail to appear in court. Take note that the bond fee is non-refundable.

Mecosta 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:Mecosta County Probation Department
Location:400 Elm Street, Big Rapids, Michigan, 49307
Phone:231-592-0140
Fax:231-592-0793
Mecosta County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined95
Avg Daily Population86
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll20
Full time total employees20
Total salaries and wages1348659
Other operating expenditures467315
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 225 SOUTH STEWART STREET BIG RAPIDS MI 49307

Mecosta County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201619,174
Number Employed Annual Average, 201618,140
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,034
Unemployment Rate, 20165.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201541,755
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Mecosta County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20148,452
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201521.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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