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Fairfield County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Fairfield County can be found in east central Ohio and its county seat is Lancaster. The name is derived from the beautiful fields found in the country – “fair fields.”  The zip codes in Fairfield County are 43148, 43147, 43150, 43154, 43155, 43157, 43102, 43105, 43107, 43112, 43130, and 43136.

Sheriff Dave Phalen is the chief law enforcement officer in Fairfield County. You can reach him at the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office by calling (740) 652-7252. The Patrol Bureau Commander in the sheriff’s office is Lt. Alex Lape. You can find the Patrol Bureau’s headquarters in 342 West Wheeling Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130. You can get in touch with Lt. Lape at (740) 652-7905. The Investigation Bureau, on the other hand, is headed by Sergeant Jared Collins who oversees the investigations of the six detectives in this division as well as all SWAT training and in-service training for deputies of the sheriff’s office. You can get in touch with Sgt. Collins at 740-652-7331.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office

221 E. Main St.

Lancaster OH 43130

Phone: (740) 652-7900

Fax: (740) 687-6856

Inmate Search in Fairfield County Jail

The Fairfield County Jail Bureau does not publish an online roster of the current residents in their facility. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you will need to get in touch with the information or lobby officer at the jail by calling 740-652-7244. You can also get in touch with the Jail Bureau Commander, Lt. Marc Churchill at 740-652-7256.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Fairfield County Jail are allowed visitations with family and friends through video. All visitors will need to go to the Minimum Security Jail (MSJ) facility at 342 West Wheeling Street in Lancaster. A photo ID must be presented when checking in with the deputy assigned to Central Control. Visitation booths in the lobby area of the MSJ facility contain a video monitor where visitors will be able to see and talk to the inmate. Inmates are allowed 2 15-minute visits or 1 30-minute visit per week.

Visitation is open seven (7) days a week from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.  Visitation is suspended during lunch (10:30 am to 12:00 pm) and dinner meals (5:00 pm to 6:30 pm).

*Please note that inmate workers are allowed to receive visitors at the jail they are assigned to. Visitors for inmate workers in the Main St. Jail can visit only on Sundays from 12 noon to 3pm. Visitors for inmate workers assigned to the MSJ facility will follow the above schedule.

Family and friends can send letters and photographs to inmates as long as the photos are not Polaroids or determined to be sexually explicit. You can address the mail as such:

[Inmate’s name]

Fairfield County Jail

221 E. Main Street

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Sending money to an inmate’s commissary account can be done through the kiosk located at the lobby of the MSJ facility. The kiosk accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash in denominations of $5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills. It does not accept coins or dollar bills. Inmates can also receive money via a money order sent through mail. Depositing money can also be done by calling 866-345-1884 or visiting http://www.inmatedeposits.com.

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

In Fairfield County, a deputy sheriff can earn $17.50 per hour along with benefits.

If you wish to become a deputy sheriff in the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, you must meet the minimal requirements:

– be at least 21 years of age at the time you submit your application

– possess a high school diploma or its equivalent

– have a valid Ohio Driver’s License

– be a US citizen

– be able to read, write, and speak the English language

– possess a peace officer certificate from OPOTA

The hiring process includes undergoing a polygraph exam, an extensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, a physical exam, a drug test, and a final medical exam.

To start your application, you can download the form here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are mandated by the law to register with the sex offender database of the jurisdiction where they live. A sex offender is an individual who has been convicted of sex-related crime. A sex crime’s definition by law may differ in each state but there are certain crimes that are generally accepted as such – rape, sexual assault, and child molestation.

Every state is required by law to maintain a database of all sex offenders living in their jurisdication. The federal government then collates all information from all the states and publishes it in a separate system called the National Sex Offender Registry. The public can access both databases.

If you want to find nearby sex offenders in Fairfield County, you can search

Before you can use the database, however, you will need to thoroughly read and accept the disclaimer. The information published in the database cannot be guaranteed as 100% accurate or complete. Some entries contain a sex offender’s last known address rather than the current one. You may also encounter incomplete addresses such as the neighborhood or block the offender resides in.

Bail and Bondsman

Individuals arrested for a crime in Fairfield County are allowed to post bail to get temporarily released from custody or jail while waiting for the trial to start. Bail is the money or property held by the court in collateral to ensure the appearance of the dependent during the trial. The bail is forfeited when the defendant does not show up.

A bondsman is a person who can be contracted to post bail for the defendant in case he or she does not have enough funds. The bondsman will require a fee for his services, typically 10% of the bail amount. Once paid, the fee cannot be refunded.

Fairfield 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:Fairfield County Probation Department
Location:224 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio, 43130
Fairfield County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined70
Avg Daily Population69
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll31
Full time total employees31
Total salaries and wages1914030
Other operating expenditures457578
Total construction costs15031
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1996
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilityFAIRFIELD COUNTY JAIL

Address: 221 E. MAIN ST. LANCASTER OH 43130

Fairfield County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201675,754
Number Employed Annual Average, 201672,550
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,204
Unemployment Rate, 20164.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201561,450
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Fairfield County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201413,478
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at 11:37am
On 08/05/21, approx. 0630 hrs a trailer was stolen from a business on Stonecreek Dr. NW, Pickerington, OH. The vehicle (Ford Edge SUV) is seen pulling onto the lot & then leaving the lot with the trailer. If anyone has info, please Detective Kelli Stats FC270 (740) 652-7336 https://t.co/Ybuvo7S0KQ
Monday, August 16th, 2021 at 3:54pm
Fairfield County has lost one of it's greatest!
Mike Norris is an iconic figure in our history. During his time as a Deputy, before retirement, he served in multiple roles; Sergeant, Lieutenant, Major and Chief Deputy.
Our condolences to his family and his many friends. https://t.co/3YqgvjHrfe
Monday, August 16th, 2021 at 3:47pm
"Touch a Truck" at the Wigwam in Violet Township was an opportunity for youngsters to learn about and see the vehicles used by first responders. https://t.co/n9WAebuXHD
Monday, August 16th, 2021 at 3:44pm
Kids and Cops day at OU-L was a huge success. Young folks were very eager to see and learn. Fairfield County first responders had plenty of things to show them. https://t.co/UIoBUuL7YI
Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 3:26pm
The "Buck-Icon" football camp was held on Saturday at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. County youth experienced the opportunity to be trained and mentored by Ohio State football players. It's always great to participate in events with community safety partners. https://t.co/awUQ6kDoI7
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 3:16pm
Wed. July 21, 2021, We participated in Tim Hortons “Camp Day”. Tim Hortons Foundation Camp Day is the one day each year when Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners donate 100% of their coffee sales to help send local youth to one of seven Tim Hortons Foundation Camps across North America. https://t.co/wccvYsyPl2
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 12:55pm
Family and friends were invited to the Sheriff's Office yesterday to show support as our newest members were sworn in as Fairfield County deputies. I applaud our new deputies for their desire and calling to serve the people of Fairfield County! https://t.co/xTb386c8BI
Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 6:16pm
Saturday, July 17, 2021, The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office co-sponsored with the Lancaster Parks and Recreation for Christmas in July at Tiki Pool. Christmas in July was organized to bring the Community and Law Enforcement closer together in a fun family event. https://t.co/Lo7IFmivXh
Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 8:09pm
Today, Saturday July 17th, 2021 The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office participated in The River Family Fun Event at Alley Park. The event brought families together to enjoy music, food, and fun. https://t.co/KTnYA6DzH8
Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 2:41pm
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Deputy Meloy, K-9 Khar and Sgt. Cassel met with students of the Goodwill Industries, Inc. - Lancaster Training Center to discuss careers in Law Enforcement.
Everyone enjoyed the visit - thanks for having us! https://t.co/a63DuZa7X4
Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 6:32pm
*** UPDATE *** Ava Marie Zenquis was located today,, Sunday July 11, 2021. She is okay.. Thank you!
Runaway Juvenile DATE: July 9, 2021
On July 7, 2021, Ava Marie Zenquis ran away from her home.
Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 9:14am
Runaway Juvenile DATE: July 9, 2021
On July 7, 2021, Ava Marie Zenquis ran away from her home. Ava was last seen in Lancaster Oh. Ava’s hair has been bleached so there is a yellowish/red tint to it. Anyone w/info contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at 740-652-7911. https://t.co/dJevtuCTvy

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