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Putnam County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Putnam County is located in the northwestern portion of Ohio. The county seat Ottawa. Formed in 1820, the residents named the county in honor of a general in the American Revolution, Israel Putnam. The zip codes in Putnam County are 45815, 45893, 45827, 45831, 45837, 45844, 45848, 45853, 45856, 45864, 45875, 45877, and 45876.

The highest ranking law enforcement official in Putnam County is Sheriff Brian Siefker. You can contact him directly at [email protected]. The Sheriff’s second in command is Chief Deputy Verl Warnimont who oversees the daily operations of the entire agency. You can reach the Chief Deputy via email at [email protected].  

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 1035 Heritage Trl, Ottawa, OH 45875-8524

Phone: (419) 523-3208

Fax: (419) 523-6851

Inmate Search in Putnam County Jail

The Putnam County Jail does not maintain an online roster of inmates currently housed in the facility. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you can call the head of the Corrections Division, Lieutenant Dave Roney at [email protected].

The Sheriff’s Office does have a list of active warrants posted

If you have information on any of the individuals on this list, please call 419-523-3208.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of 30 minutes of visitation per week. They can have 2 15-minute visits, one per visitation day. Or, they can choose to use all 30 minutes of the allotted visitaion time during one visitation day. Inmates are allowed a maximum of 2 visitors per visitation day, including minors.

Visitors must present a valid government issued photo ID. Minors (under 18) can only be allowed to visit when accompanied by an adult who is either a parent, legal guardian, or spouse. All personal items must be stored in the locker provided in the lobby. Visitors are subject to a search before allowed entry into the visitation area.

Visitation Schedule is as follows:

Housing UnitTime
Medical – 133/20212:30PM-1:00PM
Work Release / Inmate Workers – 1471:00PM-2:30PM
Female – 1502:30PM-4:00PM
Administrative Segregation – 1385:30PM-6:00PM
Male Age 24 and Younger – 1436:00PM-7:30PM
Male Age 25 and Older – 1457:30PM-9:00PM


Housing UnitTime
Administrative Segregation – 13812:30PM-1:00PM
Male Age 24 and Younger – 1431:00PM-2:30PM
Male Age 25 and Older – 1452:30PM-4:00PM
Medical – 133/2025:30PM-6:00PM
Work Release / Inmate Workers – 1476:00PM-7:30PM
Female – 1507:30PM-9:00PM

Working at Putnam County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

A deputy sheriff in Putnam County can earn around $15.35 per hour. Working at the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy’s responsibilities include keeping the peace, investigating crime and accidents, protecting life and property, and any other tasks assigned by the Sheriff.

To become a deputy sheriff, you must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License, and have been certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council.

Applicants will undergo an oral interview, a written exam, an extensive background check, a physical ability assessment, a psychological evaluation, a polygraph test, and a medical examination which includes a drug screen.

If you wish to apply for this position with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, you can download the application here. Mail the completed form to this address:

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office

1035 Heritage Trail

Ottawa, Oh 45875

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are mandated by law to register their information with the state that they currently reside in. The information is entered into the state sex offender registry as well as the national sex offender registry maintained by the federal government. These databases are accessible to the public as a safety resource. Sex offenders are defined as individuals who are guilty of committing a sexually oriented offense such as rape, sex trafficking, and sexual assault.

Any individual who wishes to locate any sex offenders living in their neighborhood in Putnam County can check the registry

Keep in mind that the disclaimer provided contains important information that you should read and understand before using the database. As some sex offenders may fail to obey the law, there will be information in the registry that is inaccurate. For example, you might get an offender’s last known address or just the block that they live on.

Bail and Bondsman

If you are accused of a crime in Putnam County, you may be granted temporary release by the court while you await trial provided that you pledge a certain amount of money as a guarantee that you will appear for all your scheduled court appearances. This process is called bail. If you miss one appearance, the money you pledged to the court will be forfeited.

To post bail, you must inquire with the court on where the payment will be mind. In some cases, bail is posted at the Sheriff’s Office while in others, it may be paid at the Clerk of Courts. If you are unable to post bail because you lack the funds, you can get a bondsman to post bail for you in exchange for 10% of the bail amount. If you are a high risk defendant, the bondsman may require you to put down collateral equal to the remaining amount of the bail as added insurance. In return for the payment, the bondsman will guarantee to the court that he will pay the entire bail amount if you do not appear at your trial.

Putnam 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:Putnam County Probation Department
Location:240 East Main Street, Ottawa, Ohio, 45875
Putnam County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined46
Avg Daily Population45
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll24
Full time total employees24
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 1035 HERITAGE TRAIL OTTAWA OH 45875

Putnam County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201618,808
Number Employed Annual Average, 201618,125
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016683
Unemployment Rate, 20163.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201560,036
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Putnam County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,416
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20157.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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