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Ogemaw County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Ogemaw County is located in the northeast region of Michigan. It was founded in 1975 and named is derived from the word “ogimaa” from the Anishinaabermowin language which means “chief.” The county seat is West Branch. The zip codes in Ogemaw County are 48635, 48756, 48654, and 48661.

The chief law enforcement officer in Ogemaw County is Sheriff Howie Hanft. You can reach him at his cell by calling  (989) 312-0973. The Undersheriff is Dough Casselman. He is in charge of supervising the daily operations of the entire department. You can get in touch with him at 989-345-3111.

Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 806 Wright St., West Branch, MI 48661

Phone: 989-345-3111

Fax: 989-345-7400

Inmate Search in Ogemaw County Jail

The Ogemaw County Jail does not maintain an online database of inmates currently detained in the facility. If you wish to learn if a particular individual is currently housed in the facility, you can call 989-345-5908. The jail has a rated capacity of 124 inmates which includes 8 single person maximum security cells, 28 two-person medium security cells, and 88 dormitory style beds.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Ogemaw County Jail are allowed to visit with family and friends. Visitations are on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30am to 12nn. Each visit is 30 minutes in length. Each inmate is allowed a maximum of two visitors at a time. If you wish to schedule a visit at this facility, please call (989) 345-5908.

All visitation is conducted via video. Inmates are responsible for informing their visitors of their visitation schedule. All visitors must be at least 17 years old. Those younger must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors are required to present a valid picture ID and sign in at least 15 minutes before the visit is scheduled to start.

To send mail to an inmate, please address it in the following manner:

Inmate’s name

Ogemaw County Correctional Facility

912 W. Houghton Ave.

West Branch, MI 48661

Incoming mail that contains drawings, symbols, cartoons, and messages on the exterior surface of the envelopes will not be accepted.

Working at the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff has the potential to earn an hourly wage of $19.36 to $28.08. A Deputy Sheriff is expected to patrol designated areas within the county, maintain peace and order, respond to emergencies called into the Sheriff’s Office, and conduct investigations on crimes and traffic accidents.

All applicants must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for this position:

– 21 years of age or older

– high school diploma or GED equivalent

– US citizen

– valid driver’s license in Michigan

– MCOLES certified or certifiable

Applicants will also need to successfully pass a written exam, interview, psych test, physical exam, drug test, and background check.

You can call the Sheriff’s Office at 989-345-3111 to learn if there are any openings for this position in the department.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders, once released from prison, are mandated by law to report their information to local law enforcement for entry into the state and national sex offender registries. A sex offender is someone who has been found guilty of an illegal offense involving sexual motivation such as rape, prostitution, and child molestation. You can view the list of sex offenders living in Ogemaw County by going to

Bear in mind that not all offenders obey the registration law. You may find that some records only show last known addresses of offenders.

Bail and Bondsman

If you are charged with a crime in Ogemaw County, you may be allowed to stay out of jail while awaiting trial as long as bail has been posted. Bail is the money given to the court to be used as insurance to make certain that the defendant does not miss his scheduled court appearances. If he misses even just one, bail may be revoked and forfeited.

A defendant can hire a bondsman to act as a surety if he/she does not have enough funds to post bail on his own. To hire a bondsman, you will need to pay his non-refundable fee which is usually 10% of the bail amount.

Ogemaw 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:Ogemaw County Probation Department
Location:806 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, Michigan, 48661
Ogemaw County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined28
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll8
Full time total employees8
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Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
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Ogemaw County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20168,283
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,658
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016625
Unemployment Rate, 20167.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201537,057
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Ogemaw County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,995
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201519.4
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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