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Preble County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Preble County is located in the southwestern portion of Ohio. The county seat is Eaton. Formed in 1808, the county was named in honor of a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, Edward Preble.  The zip codes in Preble County are 45381, 45311, 45321, 45320, 45330, 45070, and 45338.

Sheriff Michael Simpson is the chief law enforcement officer of Preble County. You can contact him at the Sheriff’s Office at (937) 456-6301 or [email protected]. The day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office is handled by Chief Deputy Mike Spitler, the Sheriff’s second in command. You can reach the Chief Deputy at [email protected].

Preble County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 1139 Preble Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320

Phone: (937) 456-6301, (937) 456-6314

Fax: (937) 456-2524

Inmate Search in Preble County Jail

If you wish to locate an inmate at the Preble County Jail, you can visit their online list

To gather more information regarding an inmate housed in this facility, you can contact the jail directly at (937) 456-6323.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office does post a list of their Most Wanted on their

If you have information on any individuals shown on this page, you can leave a tip via email at [email protected].

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Preble County Jail are encouraged to have visitors unless the inmate is serving a weekend sentence. They are required to submit a Jail Request Form, listing a maximum of 4 individuals that they wish to visit. Each inmate is allowed one visit per visitation day and a maximum of 2 visits per visitation week.

Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, unless they are the legal spouse of an inmate. Proof of guardianship may be requested. No personal items with the exception of keys and/or photo ID are allowed into the Sheriff’s Office. The keys and ID will be secured in a locker during the visitation. No contact visits are permitted except for visits with attorneys or clergy. Visitors must also be signed in no later than 15 minutes before the end of the visitation period.

Conversations in visitation may be monitored and recorded.

Visiting hours are as follows:


Wednesday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (As of 9/1/14)


Monday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (As of 9/1/14)

Mail is delivered to the Jail Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Only mail sent via the US Postal Service is accepted. All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband and money orders. Legal mail will be opened in front of the inmate. Inmates are allowed 5 letters, 5 photos, and 5 greeting cards in their possession. Any excess will be placed in the inmate’s locker.

To deposit money to an inmate’s commissary account, family and friends can send money orders via the US Postal Service. Cash may also be deposited using the kiosk located in the Jail’s lobby. Personal checks, payroll checks, etc. will be placed with the rest of the inmate’s property. They cannot be used for purchasing items from the commissary or for posting bail.

Working at Preble County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

A deputy sheriff working at the Preble County Sheriff’s Office can earn an average yearly salary of $34,774. The starting pay rate is $28,637 per year. After several years, a deputy sheriff can earn as much as $40,911 per year.

Applicants for this position must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid certificate for basic peace officer training from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council.

The hiring process for this position may include an oral interview, a written exam, a pre-employment psychological evaluation, a physical fitness test, a medical examination, and an extensive background investigation.

If you wish to apply for this position, you can download the application form here. You can learn about any openings in the Sheriff’s Office by calling 937-456-6301.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime or sexually oriented offense are classified as sex offenders. A sex crime or sexually oriented offense is generally defined as an illegal act that uses force, threats, or coercion to commit sexual misconduct against another individual. Some widely accepted examples are rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. According to the law, all sex offenders must register their information with the Sheriff’s Office of the county where they currently live. The information is entered into the state’s sex offender registry for public use. The federal government makes use of the same information to maintain a database on a nationwide level.

To locate sex offenders in Preble County, you can visit the registry

Please make sure that you understand the disclaimer provided before accessing the information. The Sheriff’s Office cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information inside the database as some sex offenders may fail to comply with the law. You may get results that only show the block where the offender lives or his/her last known address.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the temporary release of an accused person from jail as they await their trial on the condition that money be pledged to the court to ensure their appearance at their trial. If the individual violates the condition of the court, the pledged money is forfeit.

A bondsman is an individual who acts as a surety, pledging the bail amount to the court, for an accused individual who is unable to post bail. If the individual fails to appear before the court at his trial, the bondsman will have to pay the full bail amount. For his services, the bondsman will charge a non-refundable fee, typically 10% of the bail amount. The defendant must also put down collateral for the rest of the bond.

Preble 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:Preble County Probation Department
Location:101 East Main Street, Eaton, Ohio, 45320
Preble County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined78
Avg Daily Population78
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll29
Full time total employees31
Total salaries and wages1272713
Other operating expenditures425000
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1994
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 1139 PREBLE DRIVE EATON OH 45320

Preble County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201621,014
Number Employed Annual Average, 201620,032
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016982
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201551,042
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Preble County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,160
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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