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Wells County Indiana Sheriff Overview

Wells County is located in Northern Indiana. It was created in 1837 and named in honor of William A. Wells, a United States Army Officer who fought for the Miami in the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. The county seat is Bluffton. The zip codes in Wells County are 46791, 46714, 46731, 47359, 46759, 46766, 46777, 46778, and 46781.

Wells County’s chief law enforcement officer is Sheriff Monte Fisher. Chief Deputy Scott Holliday works directly under the Sheriff and heads the department in the Sheriff’s absence. He also supervises the daily operations of all divisions in the Sheriff’s Office. You can get in touch with either officer by calling (260) 824-3426.

Wells County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 1615 W. Western Ave., Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: (260) 824-3426
Fax: (260) 824-6424

Inmate Search in Wells County Jail

The Wells County Jail does not publish a Weekly Arrest Report Online. If you wish to locate an individual currently detained at this facility, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (260) 824-3426.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Wells County Jail are granted visitation privileges. All visitors must provide picture identification. They are also required to adhere to the facility’s dress code. Individuals younger than 18 must be the inmate’s child or legally married to the inmate (proof of marriage is required). These individuals must be accompanied by their legal guardian.

All visitors are subject to search. Unauthorized items must be left in the lockers located in the lobby area. Minimum and Medium security inmates are allowed 1 30-minute visit per visitation period. Maximum security inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit per week.

Each inmate is required to fill out two “Visitation” cards during the intake process, listing up to 4 individuals they wish to visit for normal visitation. Contact visits are only for the inmate’s children, spouse, parents, and grandparents. Only individuals listed on the cards will be allowed to register for a visit.

Sunday 1330 – 1430 F Block
Sunday 1900 – 2100 C Block
Monday 1900 – 2000 A Block
Tuesday 1900 – 2000 D Block
Wednesday 1900 – 2000 B Block
Thursday 1900 – 2000 G Block
Friday 1900 – 2000 E Block
Saturday 1300 – 1500 H Block
Saturday 1900 – 2100 J Block
Friday 0800 – 0830 Lockdown

Inmates are also allowed to receive mail. All mail will be opened and inspected for the presence of contraband. Only letter and legal size envelopes as well as photographs printed on photo paper that are no larger than 4″x6″ will be accepted.

Money orders may be sent via mail, for deposit into an inmate’s commissary account. Money orders must be made payable to:

Wells County Jail
1615 W. Western Ave.
Bluffton, IN 46714
ATTN: inmate’s name

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law mandates that a sex offender needs to notify local law enforcement of any changes in their information. This is to ensure that their records in the state sex offender registry and national sex offender registry remain up-to-date. A sex offender is defined as someone with a conviction for a sexually oriented offense such as incest, child pornography, and rape. Residents of Wells County can locate sex offenders in their neighborhood by visiting the Sheriff’s Alert page. It is important to note that some offenders fail to comply with this law. You may find some records that only contain last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the money pledged to the court as a form of assurance that a defendant will return to court for his trial after he is temporarily released from jail. The defendant will get the money back, minus court fees, if he fulfills all of his court obligations. He loses the money if he violates any of the conditions of his release.

A bondsman is an individual who offers his services to defendants who cannot afford bail. For a non-refundable fee, he can act as a surety. The cost is usually 10% of the bail amount.

Wells 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:Wells County Probation Department
Location:102 West Market Street, Bluffton, Indiana, 46714
Phone:260-824-6496
Fax:260-824-6519
Wells County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined86
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll19
Full time total employees19
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: 1615 W. WESTERN BLUFFTON IN 46714

Wells County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201614,233
Number Employed Annual Average, 201613,725
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016508
Unemployment Rate, 20163.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201555,987
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Wells County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,594
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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