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Geauga County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Geauga County is located in the northeastern portion of Ohio. Chardon is the county seat. The unusual name of the county comes from the Onondaga or Seneca word “Sheauga” which means raccoon. The zip codes in Geauga County include 44021, 44024, 44023, 44026, 44033, 44046, 44065, 44064, 44072, 44073, and 44080.

The chief law enforcement officer in the county is Sheriff Scott A. Hildenbrand. You can reach the sheriff directly at (440) 279-2009 or shildenbrand@co.geauga.oh.us. The Chief Deputy of Geauga County is Thomas J. Rowan who acts as the sheriff’s second in command. The Law Enforcement Division is headed by Lt. Gary Gribbons. You can get in touch with him at (440) 279.2055 or ggribbons@co.geauga.oh.us. Some of the responsibilities of Lt. Gribbons include overseeing the D.A.R.E. program, the detective unit, the K-9 unit, and court services offered by the Sheriff’s Office.

Geauga County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 12450 Merritt Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024

Phone: (440) 564-7131, (440) 834-1858

Fax: (440) 286-3251

Inmate Search in Geauga County Jail

The Geauga County Safety Center does not publish their inmate roster online. Those who wish to learn if an inmate is currently residing in the facility should visit the Jail at 12450 Merritt Road or get in touch with the head of the Corrections Division, Lt. Kathy Rose at (440) 279.2075 or krose@co.geauga.oh.us. The county jail has a holding capacity for 182 inmates – 38 beds for females, 84 beds for general population males, and 60 beds for male inmates in the Community Service/Work release program.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates in the Geauga County Jail are encouraged to have visitors. They are allowed 2 30-minute visits per week.

Visitors are not permitted to enter the facility with any items except for prescription glasses/reading glasses as well as prescribed medications in original pharmacy containers.

Visitors are required to present a photo ID except for juveniles. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who needs to present the juvenile’s birth certificate as well.

The visitation schedule of inmates at the Geauga County Safety Center is based on the housing units. Inmates will need to inform their visitors of their housing unit and schedule.

0800-0900FEMALE – H J DORM (M-R) MALE – C J DORM (S-Z)
1200-1300J DORM (A-F     MALE – D
1300-1400J DORM (A-F)   J DORM (S-Z) MALE – D
1400-1500MALE – E   J DORM (S-Z) FEMALE – F
1500-1600J DORM (G-L)   J DORM (A-F)J DORM (M-R)FEMALE – F
1900-2000FEMALE – G


2000-2100FEMALE – G




2100-2200MALE – CJ DORM (S-Z)FEMALE – F



Inmates are allowed to receive mail from Monday to Saturday except on holidays. All incoming mail will be inspected in front of the prisoner for the presence of contraband. Mail containing postage stamps, glitter, glue, lipstick, stickers, perfume, labels, tapes, envelopes, and reading materials will not be accepted. Packages are also not allowed.

If you wish to send mail to an inmate at this facility, you need to address it as follows:

Inmate’s Full Name

C/O Geauga County Jail

12450 Merritt Road

Chardon, Ohio 44024-0224

Inmates have accounts where money can be deposited by their friends and family. This money can be used to purchase items from the commissary such as snacks, writing materials, and personal hygiene items. The kiosk located at the lobby can accept deposits for an inmate’s account. Money can also be sent via money order mailed to the inmate or through href=”http://www.JailATM.com.

Working at Geauga County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Deputy sheriffs in some counties in Ohio earn a starting salary of $25.72 per hour. The maximum wage for a person in this position is $31.83 hourly.

To qualify for a deputy sheriff position in Geauga County, you will need to meet these minimum requirements:

– 21 years old or above at the time of application

– possess a high school diploma or GED

– have a peace officer certificate from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council.

The application process for a position in the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office typically includes  an extensive background check, a physical fitness exam, a written exam, an oral interview, a polygraph, and a psychological evaluation.

If you wish to learn more about becoming a Deputy Sheriff, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office using the details posted below:

Geauga County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 12450 Merritt Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024

Phone: (440) 564-7131, (440) 834-1858

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Most sex offenders can be found in the national or state sex offender database. Sex offenders are defined as individuals who have been found guilty of a crime involving sex such as rape, sexual assault, and child molestation. Once convicted, these individuals are required by law to register their information in the sex offender database in the jurisdiction that they reside in. The federal government then collates the information from all state sex offender registries and posts it in their own system – the National Sex Offender Registery.

All these databases maintained by the state and the US Department of Justice are open to the public. Those who want to locate any nearby sex offenders in Geauga County can go

Before using the database, make sure that you read and completely understand the disclaimer. While the state of Ohio believes all information in the registry to be reliable, they cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. In some instances,  you may get results that show incomplete address such as the neighborhood or block where an offender lives but not the house or apartment number. You may also get results that show an offender’s previous address and not a current one.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is a form of collateral set by the court to guarantee the appearance of a prisoner on his trial date after being temporarily released from jail. If the defendant does not show up, the bail is forfeited to the court.

Bail can come in the form of money or property. Some types of bail will require a full payment, cash only. Others will only require a partial payment. Should the defendant find himself unable to post bail in Geauga County, a local bondsman can be hired to take over the payment. In exchange for a non-refundable fee, the bondsman will take care of the necessary paperwork and pay the entire bail amount. The fee is typically 10% of the bail amount.

Geauga County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined95
Avg Daily Population59
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll38
Full time total employees38
Total salaries and wages3412529
Other operating expenditures168893
Total construction costs14500000
Equipment, furnishings, etc445879
Year of original construction2005
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 13281 RAVENNA RD. CHARDON OH 44024

Geauga County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201648,714
Number Employed Annual Average, 201646,562
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,152
Unemployment Rate, 20164.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201576,315
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Geauga County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20146,298
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20156.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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