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Hamilton County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Hamilton County is in Ohio’s southwestern corner. Its county seat is Cincinnati. Established in 1790, the county was named in honor of the first Secretary of the Treasury and a founder of the Federalist Party, Alexander Hamilton. The zip codes in Hamilton County are 45140, 45174, 45202, 45201, 45204, 45203, 45206, 45205, 45208, 45207, 45210, 45209, 45212, 45211, 45214, 45213, 45216, 45215, 45218, 45217, 45220, 45219, 45221, 45224, 45223, 45226, 45225, 45227, 45230, 45229, 45001, 45232, 45231, 45002, 45233, 45236, 45238, 45237, 45240, 45239, 45242, 45241, 45244, 45243, 45246, 45030, 45248, 45033, 45247, 45249, 45041, 45252, 45251, 45255, 45052, 45263, 45271, 45277, and 45299.

Sheriff Jim Neil is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Hamilton County. You can reach him at (513) 946-6400. His second in command is Chief Deputy Mark Schoonover. He is the commanding officer of all 800 uniformed and support personnel of the Sheriff’s Office. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 1000 Sycamore St. # 110, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 946-6400

Fax: (513) 946-6402

Inmate Search in Hamilton County Jail

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office maintains an

currently housed in one of their facilities. You can search for an inmate by their last name or view the entire list at a click of a button. You can read more about a particular inmate by clicking on their file. The information posted online includes their complete name, court date, their bond type, their housing location, booking date, birth date, race, projected release date, and inmate number.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates incarcerated in one of the detention facilites supervised by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are allowed to receive visitors. All visits are limited to 15 minutes. All visitors must present a valid ID. Minors must always be accompanied by an adult.

At the Hamilton County Justice Center, inmates are allowed a maximum of four individuals, including children. The visitation schedule is based on the first letter of the last name of an inmate.

Visiting hours at this facility are:

Tuesday-Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A – K Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

L – Z Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

The detention facility at 1617 Reading Road allows visits according to the schedule posted below:

1st floor

Monday 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday 3:00-5:00 p.m.

2nd floor

Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sunday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

3rd floor

Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Saturday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

At the detention facility along Woodburn Avenue (Turning Point), the visitation schedule is Saturday to Sunday, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Inmates in the custody of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are allowed to receive mail. All incoming mail will be opened and checked for the presence of contraband.

Inmates are allowed to receive the following items via mail with certain restrictions:

  • letters (no plastic, metal, glued, or laminated items and no more than 6 pages from a book or publication)
  • money orders and cashiers checks (NO PERSONAL CHECKS and NO CASH)
  • books/magazines mailed from publisher or bookstore (NO hardbound books or publications of a violent or sexual nature)
  • plain small greeting cards (no glitter or glued items)
  • pads of paper (no wire)
  • pictures (5″x7″ or smaller (no Polaroid, gang related or sexually suggestive)
  • prescription glasses/contacts w/ soft case
  • Bible/Qu’ran/Torah (no hardbound)
  • Cushioned mailers are NOT accepted.

*Envelopes are no longer accepted.

To send mail to an inmate, please address it as follows:


Hamilton County Justice Center

900 Sycamore St.

Cincinnati, OH45202

Money can be deposited to an inmate’s commissary account by sending a money order addressed to the inmate by mail. The inmate’s ID number must be on all money orders. Checks will not be accepted.

Money can also be sent to an inmate using cash or credit card at the kiosk located in the lobby of the north building of the Justice Center.

Family and friends can also send funds online using their credit or debit card.

Working at Hamilton County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office offers a starting salary of $33,371.31 for the Corrections Officer Position. The top pay for a Corrections Officer 4th Grade is  $51,412.00. Benefits for this position include:

  • Medical & Dental Coverage – available first of the month, after 90 days (some employee contribution required)
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Vacation, 2 to 6 weeks per year, based on seniority
  • Holidays, 10 per year
  • Uniforms, provided as needed
  • Uniforms Service Allowance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Training
  • Sick Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Excellent Retirement Plan (see note below)
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Credit Union

Minimum Qualifications for employees at the Sheriff’s Office are as follows:

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent
  • Must be at least 19 years of age, of good moral character
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving immoral character or any felony
  • Must be drug free for past 3 years
  • Must submit to a criminal and personal background check
  • Weight must be in proportion to height in accordance with established standards
  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language
  • Must pass written examination, physical fitness assessment, medical examination
  • Successful Completion of a personal background investigation
  • Successful completion of a Home Interview and 2 oral Interviews
  • Pass CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analyzer)
  • Qualified applicants must pass all phases of pre-employment testing
  • No visible tattoos (in long sleeve shirt, below the cuff or above the shirt collar)

If you wish to apply for a Corrections Officer position with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, you can download the application here. Once you complete the form, you can email it to [email protected].

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are individuals who have been convicted of a sex-related crime such as rape, molestation, sex trafficking, and child pornography. These offenders are mandated by law to register on either a national or state sex offender database. Anyone can access the information on these databases. For information on sex offenders in Hamilton County, you can go here. You will be required to read and accept the disclaimer provided before you can access the database. Please keep in mind that searches may reveal inaccurate or incomplete data such as the last known address of an offender or the block their house is located on.

Bail and Bondsman

An individual charged with an offense can be temporarily released from custody if the court sets bail. Bail is the amount of money used as collateral to ensure that the defendant shows up at all his court hearings. Failure to meet the bail’s conditions or appear at one of his court hearings will mean that the posted bail is forfeited. If only a partial amount of the bail is paid, then the defendant is then held liable by the court for the rest of the bail amount.

If an individual is unable to post bail because of financial difficulties, he or she can secure the services of a bondsman. The bondsman will be the one who will arrange the paperwork and pay the bail amount. He will also held responsible for paying the rest of the bail amount to the court should the defendant fail to appear at his trial. In exchange for his services, a bondsman will charge a non-refundable fee, normally 10% of the bail amount.

Hamilton County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined2189
Avg Daily Population2128
Name of new facilityUnknown, still in planning stages.
Full time payroll601
Full time total employees601
Total salaries and wages27456455
Other operating expenditures7989738
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc279960
Year of original construction1985
Year of major renovation2000


Hamilton County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016404,217
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016386,651
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201617,566
Unemployment Rate, 20164.3
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201551,070
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Hamilton County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014130,935
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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