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Newaygo County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Newaygo County is located in West Central Michigan. It was founded in 1840 and believed to be named after an Ojibwe leader who signed the Treaty of Saginaw. There is also speculation that the name is derived from an Algonquian word which means “much water.” The county seat is White Cloud. The zip codes in Newaygo County are 49312, 49327, 49337, 49338, 49349, 49412, 49421, 49307, and 49309.

The chief law enforcement officer in Newaygo County is Sheriff Bob Mendham. His second-in-command is Undersheriff Chad Palmiter who supervises the day-to-day operations of the entire department. You can contact either of these officers by calling (231) 689-7303.

Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 1035 E James Street, White Cloud, MI 49349

Phone: (231) 689-7303

Fax: (231) 689-7273

Inmate Search in Newaygo County Jail

The Newaygo County Jail does not post its inmate roster online. If you are looking for an inmate at this facility, you can call (231) 689-7024. The Newaygo County Jail currently houses inmates for the West Michigan District of the United States Marshals Service. It has a rated capacity of 258 inmates.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

All visits to inmates at the Newaygo County Jail are via video. Visits must be scheduled in advance online at Onsite visits are on Saturdays from 1:00pm – 4:40 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Remote (at-home) visits are Sunday through Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:40 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Visits from home have a charge but are not restricted on how many times per week.

Family and friends can send funds to an inmate online by going to They can also opt to order commissary items for an inmate on the same website or by calling 1-866-422-6833 (Mon-Thurs 9:30am – 3:30pm).

Working at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office:

A full-time Deputy Sheriff is paid an hourly salary of $19.36 to $28.08. His or her duties include investigating crime, protecting life and property, enforcing laws, maintaining order, and performing tasks associated with first responder police services.

To qualify for this position, an individual must be at least 21 years old, a high school graduate, have a valid driver’s license in Michigan, and be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

To learn about any openings for this position with the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, you can call (231) 689-7303.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All sex offenders must have their information entered in the state and national sex offender registries. These databases are utilized to promote public awareness and safety. A person is considered a sex offender if he or she has a conviction for a sexually motivated offense such as rape, incest, and sex trafficking. Visiting

will enable you to locate sex offenders residing in Newaygo County. Bear in mind that some offenders do not comply with the registration law. You may encounter records that only show last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

A pretrial inmate can get temporarily released from jail once he or she posts bail. This is the money pledged to the court in order to guarantee the defendant’s return to court once the trial starts. If he misses a court date, he forfeits the money.

If a defendant is financially incapable of posting bail on his own, a bondsman can be paid to act as a surety. This means that the bondsman signs a bond with the court to secure the release of a pretrial inmate. The fee for this kind of service is usually 10% of the bail amount and is non-refundable.

Newaygo 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:Newaygo Parole & Probation
Location:1018 East Newell Street, White Cloud, Michigan, 49349
Newaygo County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined185
Avg Daily Population180
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll29
Full time total employees37
Total salaries and wages1573245
Other operating expenditures801974
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1967
Year of major renovation1990
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Newaygo County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201623,401
Number Employed Annual Average, 201622,297
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,104
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201545,086
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Newaygo County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20147,695
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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