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Wayne County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Wayne County is located in the southeast region of Michigan. It was created in 1796 and named in honor of the American general “Mad Anthony” Wayne. The county seat is Detroit. The zip codes in Wayne County are 48277, 48101, 48111, 48112, 48120, 48122, 48124, 48126, 48125, 48128, 48127, 48134, 48135, 48138, 48141, 48150, 48146, 48152, 48154, 48164, 48167, 48168, 48173, 48170, 48174, 48180, 48184, 48183, 48186, 48185, 48188, 48187, 48192, 48195, 48193, 48202, 48201, 48204, 48203, 48206, 48205, 48208, 48207, 48210, 48209, 48212, 48211, 48214, 48213, 48216, 48215, 48218, 48217, 48219, 48222, 48221, 48224, 48223, 48226, 48225, 48228, 48227, 48230, 48229, 48234, 48236, 48235, 48238, 48240, 48239, 48266, and 48265.

Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon is the chief law enforcement officer in Wayne County. You can reach him directly at (313) 224-2222 or via email at sheriffhelp@waynecounty.com. Commander Lynnette Cain heads Jail Division 1 which is The Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility. You can reach her at 313.224.0797. The Old Wayne County Jail or Jail Division II is headed by Commander Scott Gatti. You can get in touch with him at 313.224.2247. Jail Division III, also called The William Dickerson Detention Facility, is supervised by Commander David Praedel. You can reach him at 313.875.7000.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 4747 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313.224.2222

Inmate Search in Wayne County Jail

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database

of all the inmates currently detained in the different facilities. If you wish to locate an individual in any of these jails, you can search the database using the inmate’s name, booking date, booking number, or global subject number. Each inmate’s file shows his complete name, subject number, date of birth, aliases, booking history, charge information, and bond information.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the 3 Jail Divisions of Wayne County are allowed visitation with family and friends from Monday to Saturday. There are no visitations on Sundays. Each jail division has specific times scheduled for visitation. The schedule for visitation is based on the inmates’ last names or the location of their cell.

The visitation times for Jail Division I are:

7:00 am until 10:00 am
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Monday: Last names starting with A through C
Tuesday: Last names starting with D through H
Wednesday: Last names starting with I through M
Thursday: Last names starting with N through S
Friday: Last names starting with T through Z
Saturday: Minor child visitation with approval and by appointment only.

The visitation times for Jail Division II are:

8:30 am until 10:00 am
1:00 pm until 3:30 pm
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Monday: Last names starting with A through C
Tuesday: Last names starting with D through H
Wednesday: Last names starting with I through M
Thursday: Last names starting with N through S
Friday: Last names starting with T through Z
Saturday: Minor child visitation with approval and by appointment only.

The visitation hours for Jail Division III are:

7:00 am until 10:00 am
7:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: First Floor Inmates
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Second Floor Inmates

To send funds to an inmate at any of the jail divisions, a money order must contain the inmate’s full and correct name as well as his WCJ Inmate number. It must also contain a return address and a valid telephone number. No single money order can be over $100. Money orders can be set via US mail to any of the facilities c/o the jail division an inmate is being housed. The inmate’s number must be on the envelope and money order. Family and friends can also drop off money orders at the deposit window at Jail 1 any time of any day for inmates housed at Jail Division I and Jail Division II. Money orders can also be dropped off at Jail 3.

Working at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office:

The annual salary of a Deputy Sheriff in Wayne County is $41,903.88 to $60,488.69. As part of the Sheriff’s Office, a Deputy Sheriff is responsible for protecting the life and property of the citizens of the county. This includes arresting suspects, preventing the disturbance of the peace, conducting investigations, conducting surveillance, rendering first aid, and responding to emergency calls.

The minimum requirements for being hired by the Sheriff’s Office include:

  • Must be at least 18-years old
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • United States Citizen
  • Resident of Michigan
  • Good or correctable eyesight

    The Hiring Process includes passing:

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Background Check
  • Oral Interview
  • Final Review

    All individuals must be MCOLES certified or MCOLES certifiable. To learn more about the application and hiring process, you can visit here.

    Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

    All sex offenders must have their information entered in the state and national sex offender registry according to federal law. A sex offender is a person with a conviction for a crime involving sexual motivation such as rape, prostitution, and child pornography. Go to

    if you wish to locate sex offenders in Wayne County. It is important to note that you may encounter records that only contain an offender’s last known address. This is because some offenders do not update their registration.

    Bail and Bondsman

    To secure the temporary release of a person charged with a crime, bail must be posted. This is the amount of money required by the court to be used as a form of insurance that will guarantee the defendant’s will appearance in court once the trial starts. If the defendant does not show up, the bail will be forfeited.

    A bondsman can be hired if a defendant cannot afford to post bail on his own. For 10% of the bail amount, a bondsman can act as a surety. This means that it will be his responsibility to pay the court if the defendant does not show up as promised. The bondsman’s fee is non-refundable.

    Wayne 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:Wayne County Probation Department
    Location:1757 Southfield Road, Lincoln Park, Michigan, 48146
    Phone:313-388-3313
    Fax:N/A
  • Wayne County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined2718
    Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll955
    Full time total employees955
    Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
    Other operating expendituresnot applicable
    Total construction costsnot applicable
    Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
    Year of original constructionnot applicable
    Year of major renovationnot applicable
    Name of new facilityWILLIAM DICKERSON DETENTION – DIVISION III

    Address: 1231 ST ANTOINE DETROIT MI 48226

    Wayne County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016773,086
    Number Employed Annual Average, 2016723,788
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201649,298
    Unemployment Rate, 20166.4
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201541,585
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Wayne County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014430,851
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201524.8
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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