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Erie County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Erie County is located in the north central part of Ohio, just beside lake Erie. Sandusky is the county seat. Formed in 1838 from portions of Huron and Sandusky Counties, the county was named after the Erie natives. The zip codes in Erie County are 44814, 44816, 44824, 44839, 44846, 44847, 44871, 44870, and 43438.

Sheriff Paul Sigsworth is the head of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, the main law enforcement agency in the county. You can reach him by calling his office at 419-625-7951, ext. 6281 or his cell phone at 419-656-5404. You can also email him at psigsworth@eriecounty.oh.gov. The second in command is Chief Deputy Jared Oliver. You can contact him at joliver@eriecounty.oh.gov or (419) 627-7668 ext 6273. The Jail Administrator for the Erie County Jail is tproy@eriecounty.oh.gov or (419) 627-7569 ext 6233.

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

2800 Columbus Ave.

Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone: (419) 625-7951

Inmate Search in Erie County Jail

The Erie County Jail maintains an

of the inmates currently in their custody. The database allows you to search by name, booking ID, jail ID, social security number, date of birth, booking date range, FBI#, SID #, and release date range. The results of your search will show you a list of possible matches along with an inmate’s basic information and photo. Once you select an inmate, you will be able to see the charges filed against the inmate as well as their approved visitation list. Another tab will allow allow you to see the inmate’s booking history as well.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office also has a Most Wanted list that you can view

You can also check the active warrants and protection orders here.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Erie County Jail are allowed to receive visitors. However, they must be listed on an inmate’s visitation list in order to be allowed entry during visiting hours.

Individuals visiting an inmate are required to show a government-issued photo ID card and must be 18 years of age. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. During each visitation period, no more than 3 visitors (including children) are allowed to visit with an inmate. All visitors are subject to be checked if they have outstanding warrants and/or protection orders.

The visitation schedule for Erie County Jail is as follows:

Inmate whose last name begins with A through K


8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Inmate whose last name begins with L through Z


8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

*There are no visiting hours on Sundays.

The Erie County Jail will only accept letters and money orders through the mail. Photos, books, envelopes, and stamps will not be accepted. All incoming mail is open and checked for contraband before being distributed to the inmates. To send a letter to an inmate at this facility, the mailing address is:

Erie County Sheriff’s Department

Attn: Jail

2800 Columbus Avenue

Sandusky, OH 44870

If you want to send money to an inmate, you can deposit it online through www.expressaccount.com or at the kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. The kiosk accepts cash, credit card, and debit cards though it will charge a fee for using debit and credit cards. You can also send money by mailing a money order to this address:

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

c/o Jail/Inmate’s name

2800 Columbus Avenue

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

The money order should be made payable to Erie County Sheriff’s Office c/o Inmate’s Name.

Please note that the jail no longer accepts cash and money orders for deposit into an inmate’s account during visitation.

Working at the Erie County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

A deputy sheriff in Erie County can earn a starting salary of $16 which will increase to $16.50 per hour after six months on the job.  The benefits for this position include health, prescription, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as paid vacation, holidays, sick time, and OPERS retirement.

The responsibilities of this position are patroling an assigned area of the county, maintaining safety and security of property and citizens, and enforcing traffic laws. A deputy sheriff is also tasked with investigating crimes, accidents, and complains as well as serving warrants and performing duties specifically assigned by the sheriff.

To qualify for deputy sheriff, you must be at least 21 years old, a US citizen, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid OHIO State Driver’s License, and certified as a peace officer by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council.

To apply for this position with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, you can download the form here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

By law, sex offenders are required to publish their name and other information in the sex offender database of the state they live in. The same information will be collected by the US Department of Justice and published in the National Sex Offender Registry. Both databases are accessible to the public.

Sex offenders are individuals who have been found guilty of a sex-related crime. A sex crime is typically defined as illegal sexual conduct that is forced on another individual through threats or violence. While the statutes governing sex crimes may differ in each state, the following are generally considered as sex crimes: rape, sexuall assault, sex trafficking, child molestation, and child pornography.

If you wish to search Erie County for nearby sex offenders, you can visit this

Make sure to read the disclaimer thoroughly before you use the database. While the information is believed to be reliable, the state of Ohio cannot really guarantee its accuracy. Some results may only show the block or neighborhood where the offender lives in rather than the complete address. In others, you may only get the previous address of an offender.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is collateral set by the court to ensure that an individual charged with a crime will show up for his trial after his temporary release from custody or jail. Should the accused fail to appear on his court date, he will forfeit the money or property used to post bail.

If you are charged with a crime in Erie County, you can contract a local bondsman to post your bail if you lack money or assets to do it yourself. A bondsman will charge you a fee for his services, which in the state of Ohio cannot be more than 10%. The fee cannot be refunded no matter what the result of the case will be, even if the charges end up getting dropped.

Contact the Erie County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Erie County Public Defender
Address:220 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870
Erie County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Erie County Probation Department
Location:503 West Washington Street, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870
Erie County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined95
Avg Daily Population95
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll29
Full time total employees31
Total salaries and wages3000000
Other operating expenditures300000
Total construction costs600000
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1990
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Erie County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201637,127
Number Employed Annual Average, 201635,100
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,027
Unemployment Rate, 20165.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201548,129
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Erie County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20149,422
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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