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

Ottawa County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Ottawa County is located in the west central region of Michigan. It was founded in 1837 and named in honor of the Ottawa Nation. The county seat is Grand Haven.  The zip codes in Ottawa County are 49428, 49427, 49430, 49434, 49318, 49435, 49448, 49456, 49460, 49464, 49401, 49404, 49403, 49409, 49417, 49424, 49423, and 49426.

The head law enforcement officer in Ottawa County is Sheriff Steve A. Kempker. You can reach him directly via email at [email protected]. The Undersheriff is Valerie L. Weiss. Her email address is [email protected]. The Administrative Captain of the Sheriff’s Office is Bob Tease and you can contact him at [email protected]. Steve Baar is the Corrections Captain. To get in touch with him, you can send an email to [email protected].

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460

Phone: (616) 738-4000

Fax: (616) 738-4062

Inmate Search in Ottawa County Jail

The Ottawa County Jail maintains an

of inmates currently incarcerated in the jail. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you can search the database using the inmate’s first name, last name, booking date, and/or gender. Each inmate’s file contains his or her full name, date of birth, gender, booking #, booking date, facility, status, physical description, charges, and the inmate visitation request form.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Ottawa County Jail are encouraged to visit with family and friends. Visitation privileges (length, time, and days) are determined by an inmate’s classification and behavior. Each inmate is allowed one visit per week with a maximum number of 3 persons per visit. Visits can be scheduled using the visitation link found in the inmate’s file in the Inmate Lookup database. Visitors can also make appointments by calling the Jail front office at (616) 786-4140 during regular business hours from Monday through Friday.

Postcards (5×7 or smaller) are the only written communication to inmates that will be accepted with the exception of legal mail. All other written communication as well as postcards containing stickers or other inappropriate materials will be returned to the sender.

The mailing address is:

Inmate Name

Ottawa County Jail

12130 Fillmore St.

West Olive, MI 49460

Money can be deposited into an inmate’s account by mailing cash or a money order inside a regular envelope. The jail discourages family and friends from mailing cash. The recipient inmate must be clearly identified to ensure that the money is deposited to the correct account. Money orders should be made out to the inmate’s name. Money can also be deposited using the EZ Money Load website.

Working at the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office:

The work of a Deputy Sheriff entails protecting the life and property of the members of the community. This main responsibility consists of performing several duties such as law enforcement, traffic control, criminal investigation, emergency response, and motorist assistance. A Deputy Sheriff has the potential to earn an annual salary of $41,903.88 to $60,488.69.

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered a candidate for this position:

– 21 years old or above

– no felony convictions

– MCOLES certified or certifiable

– high school diploma (or GED equivalent)

– valid Michigan Driver’s License

– no felony convictions

Candidates will need to undergo a written exam, an interview, a drug test, a psych evaluation, a physical fitness test, and a background investigation.

You can call the Sheriff’s Office at 989-732-3555 to learn about any openings in the department.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are mandated by federal law to submit their information to local law enforcement which must be recorded in the state and national sex offender registries. A sex offender is an individual who has been found guilty of committing a sex crime such as rape, sexual assault, and child pornography. If you want to locate sex offenders in Ottawa County, you can go to

Bear in mind that there will be times when you encounter entries that only reveal an offender’s last known address or just the block where the offender’s house is located. This is because some offenders fail to comply with the law.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the deposit of money required by the court from pretrial inmates before they are released from custody or jail. This deposit is held by the court throughout the entire trial to ensure the defendant’s appearance in court. If the defendant fails to appear, bail is forfeited.

If the defendant cannot afford to post bail on his own, a bondsman can be hired to post bail on his behalf. The cost of hiring a bondsman is usually 10% of the bail amount.

Ottawa 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:Ottawa County Probation Department
Location:414 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
Ottawa County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined352
Avg Daily Population335
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll71
Full time total employees71
Total salaries and wages2000000
Other operating expenditures400000
Total construction costs7000000
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1994
Year of major renovation2004
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Ottawa County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016156,239
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016151,202
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20165,037
Unemployment Rate, 20163.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201561,429
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Ottawa County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201423,266
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20158.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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