Lookup Inmates in Licking County, Ohio. Results May Include: Mugshot, Inmate Number, Offense Information, Sentence Information, Committing County, Admission Date, ORC, Degree or Felony, Status, Institution, Race, Gender, DOB, Inmate Number.

Licking County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Licking County is located in central Ohio with Neward as its county seat. Formed in 1808 from parts of Fairfield County, residents of the county named it after the Licking River and the salt licks located in the area. The zip codes in Licking County are 43721, 43046, 43055, 43058, 43056, 43062, 43740, 43739, 43071, 43746, 43073, 43076, 43080, 43001, 43008, 43013, 43018, 43023, 43025, 43027, 43030, 43031, 43822, and 43033.

The Licking County Sheriff is Randy Thorp. You can reach him via email at SheriffWeb@lcounty.com. Captain Tom Brown heads the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office. You can contact him at (740) 670-5514 or via email at tbrown@lcounty.com. The Civil Division handles the records, police reports, and civil processes/impounds. The Detective Division is headed by Captain Chris Slayman who can be reached via email at cslayman@lcounty.com. He oversees the criminal investigations handled by the detectives in this division.

Licking County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 155 E Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055

Phone: (740) 670-5555

Inmate Search in Licking County Jail

The Licking County Jail maintains an active inmate listing

You can search the list using the starting date or ending date of an inmate’s incarceration. You can also search according to the first letter of the inmate’s last name. The list contains information about the inmate’s docket number, charges, booking number, housing unit, bed number, booking date, arresting agency, visitation schedule, the inmate’s dispositions, and expected release date.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are provided with a visitation schedule based on their housing unit and bed number. You can view the visitation schedule here. To acquire the necessary information, you will need to visit the jail roster before clicking on the appropriate housing unit and checking where the bed number falls in the table.

Each inmate is allowed two visits each week. A visit made during Wednesday or Thursday is allowed a maximum length of 20 minutes. On Saturday or Sunday, a visit is given a maximum length of 30 minutes.

Inmates housed in MOD B, MOD C, MOD J and MOD H are allowed to use “Remote-at-Home Video Visitation” system which allows them to visit their friends and family using a video visitation terminal in the housing unit. The visitors will need to have a computer, webcam, and high speed internet connection.

Visitors entering the facility are required to register on the Visitor Registration Log and present a valid photo ID with birth date. If the ID does not include a birth date, you can use a photo ID and a supporting document such as a certified birth certificate.

A maximum of 2 adults per visit is allowed. Minors 16 years old and above may visit an inmate without an adult as long as he or she has a signed and completed Parental Consent Form or if he or she is legally married to the inmate and can preset the marriage license.

Inmates are allowed to receive and send mail via the US Postal Service. All incoming and outgoing mail will be opened and searched for contraband. All mail should include a complete return address. Cards, letters, and photos (no polaroids, nude, or partially nude photos) are allowed. Cash and checks are not accepted.

To address a letter to an inmate, please use this format:

Inmate’s Name

Licking County Justice Center

155 E. Main St.

Newark, Ohio 43055

Money can be sent to an inmate’s account via the Access Corrections website. Funds can also be sent by calling (866)345-1884 or depositing it into the kiosk located in the Visitation Lobby.

Working at Licking County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

The starting salary of a deputy sheriff at the Licking County Sheriff’s Office is $46317.86. After two years, the salary will increase to $55361.03.

The benefits that come with this position include becoming a member of Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, uniform allowance, longevity pay, deferred compensation program and education incentives.

The minimum qualifications for a full-time deputy sheriff at Licking County are:

  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Current Ohio Peace Officer Certificate or currently certified as a peace officer in another state, eligible for transfer under the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
  • Minimum of 70% on the NTN test (https://nationaltestingnetwork.com)

Once an applicant meets the minimum requirements, the candidate will be invited to complete the hiring process which includes:

  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Preliminary Background Investigation
  • Panel Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Truth Verification Exam
  • Final Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment – Physical and Drug Screening, Psychological Evaluation, and Firearms Proficiency Test

If you have any questions regarding the deputy sheriff position and hiring process, you can contact Sergeant Chad Carson at (740) 670-5529 or ccarson@lcounty.com.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

An individual charged and convicted of a sex crime is called a sex offender. A sex crime can be defined differently in each state, depending on the statutes governing it. However, it is widely accepted that any sexual misconduct committed against an individual without their consent (i.e. by force, threats, manipulation) is considered a sex crime. Rape, child molestation, and child pornography are all considered as sex crimes.

As a sex offender, an individual must register his information with the state sex offender registry maintained by the jurisdiction in which he/she lives in. The US Department of Justice then collects each state’s data to form a national database. Both the state and national sex offender databases are open to the public.

To check the sex offender database in Licking County, go

Please note that the disclaimer provided must be read and accepted before you can use the registry. Also, it is important to keep in mind that the information may not always be accurate. In some cases, only the last known addresses of some sex offenders will be on file. In others, only the block where their house is located at has been entered.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is used by the court as a pledge made by an accused person to appear before the court during his trial after his temporary release from custody. It can be in the form of money or property. If the accused fails to meet the conditions set by the court, the bail is forfeited.

Individuals who are unable to post bail due to financial difficulties can hire the services of a bondsman for a non-refundable fee (10% of the bail amount). The bondsman will post the bail amount set by the court and will be held liable should the accused miss any of his court appearances.

Licking County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined245
Avg Daily Population247
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll106
Full time total employees106
Total salaries and wages954000
Other operating expenditures2216000
Total construction costs134300
Equipment, furnishings, etc105000
Year of original construction1987
Year of major renovation2000
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Licking County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201687,863
Number Employed Annual Average, 201684,082
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,781
Unemployment Rate, 20164.3
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201559,119
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Licking County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201420,933
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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