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

Van Buren County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Van Buren County is located in the southwest region of Michigan. It was created in 1829 and named in honor of Martin Van Buren while he was still the US Secretary of State, before he became the President of the United States. The county seat is Paw Paw. The zip codes in Van Buren County are 49065, 49079, 49013, 49027, 49045, 49043, 49055, 49057, 49062, 49064, and 49063.

The highest ranking law enforcement officer in Van Buren County is Sheriff Daniel Abbott. You can reach him directly via email at [email protected]. His second-in-command is Undersheriff Chad Hunt who is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the entire department. You can get in touch with the Undersheriff at [email protected].

Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 205 South Kalamazoo St., Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
Phone: (269) 657-2006, (269) 657-3101
Fax: (269) 657-5161

Inmate Search in Van Buren County Jail

The Van Buren County Jail maintains an online database

of inmates currently detained in the facility. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you can search the database using the inmate’s Jail ID, Book ID, booking date range, full name, Soundex, social security number, date of birth, FBI#, SID#, or release date range. Each inmate’s file contains his complete name, date of birth, recent Book ID, Jail ID, booking photo, and charges.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates in the Van Buren County Jail are encouraged to visit with family friends. All visits are conducted through the facility’s video visitation system. All visits (on-site and off site) must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No more than 2 visitors can be present per on-site visit, not including children. All visitors are required to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled visit. On-site visits are only 20 minutes in length. Cellphones and other electronic devices are not allowed inside the visitation area. All visitors will be required to provide the following: picture ID, home address, and valid telephone number.

The schedule for visitation are as follows:

On Site: 4 visits per week (per Inmate)

Monday 8:00am -10am / 4pm-8pm
Tuesday thru Friday 8am-noon / 4pm – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm

Off Site: Unlimited visits

Monday 8:00am -10am / 4pm-8pm
Tuesday thru Friday 8am-noon / 4pm – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm

Inmates are also allowed to receive mail via the US Postal Service. Incoming mail must be a postcard bought in a post office. The stamp must be embedded in the paper. Money orders and pictures may be included in the envelope but it must be noted outside the envelope. Otherwise, mail will be returned to sender. Photos can only have the Inmate’s name and # written on the back.

To send mail to an inmate at this facility, use the following format:

(Inmate Name)
205 S. Kalamazoo St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Working at the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff is paid a starting wage of $19.36 per hour. The top pay is $28.08 hourly. Duties of this position include enforcing laws and traffic regulations, handling traffic accidents, handling citizen complaints, issuing tickets and completing reports, and responding to emergencies.

All applicants must be at least 21 years old, a high school graduate (or GED equivalent), MCOLES certified or certifiable, and have a valid driver’s license in Michigan.

Candidates will be asked to undergo a written exam, an interview, a physical fitness test, a psychological evaluation, a drug screening, and a thorough background check.

To check for openings with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, please call (269) 657-2006.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders, by law, are defined as individuals who have a conviction for a sexually motivated offense such as rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Such an offender must provide his or her information to local law enforcement which will then be entered into the national and state sex offender databases. Everyone has access to the list of sex offenders residing in Van Buren County through

While using the database, please bear in mind that some search results may only reveal an offender’s last known address or the block he resides in, not the actual address. This is because not all offenders comply with the registration law.

Bail and Bondsman

Individuals who have been charged with a crime may be allowed temporary release from jail while the trial is still pending through the payment of bail. This is the money required by the court before it grants the release of the defendant. It will be used to ensure the defendant’s appearance in court once the trial starts. Bail may be revoked and forfeited if the defendant doesn’t show up as promised.

For those who are financially unable to meet the bail amount, they can contract a local bondsman to act as a surety on their behalf. The bondsman will require payment of a non-refundable fee equal to 10% of the bail amount.

Van Buren 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:Van Buren County Probation Department
Location:212 East Paw Paw Street, Paw Paw, Michigan, 49079
Van Buren County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined179
Avg Daily Population152
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll17
Full time total employees17
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1905
Year of major renovation2001
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 205 KALAMAZOO ST. PAW PAW MI 49079

Van Buren County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201635,577
Number Employed Annual Average, 201633,620
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,957
Unemployment Rate, 20165.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201547,806
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Van Buren County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201411,632
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201515.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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