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Dawson County, Nebraska Sheriff Overview

Dawson County is located in the southern part of Nebraska. Its county seat is in Lexington. Dawson County is part of the Lexington, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area. In the Nebraska license plate system, Dawson County is represented by the prefix 18 (it had the 18th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922). Dawson County is named after Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman, John Littleton Dawson, while others believe it was named after Jacob Dawson, an early Nebraska settler. Zip codes in Dawson County include 68863, 68834, 68878, 69130, 69171, 69028, and 68850.

Sheriff Gary Reiber is the current head of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 709 North Grant
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: 308-324-3011

Inmate Search in Dawson County Jail

The Dawson County Jail does not have an available list of inmates incarcerated in their facility. The State of Nebraska, however, offers statewide inmate search, with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, with filters like First and Last Names, as well as their DCS ID Number. Each inmate file contains their DCS ID Number, Demographics (Inmate Name, Gender, Race, Date of Birth, Facility), Sentence Information (Total Sentence, Sentence Begin Date, Good Time Law, Projected Release Date, Parole Eligibility Date, Parole Discharge Date, Parole Hearing Date, Parole Discharge Type, Next Parole Board Review Date, Release Date, Reason for Release), Offense Information (Description, Run Code, Minimum and Maximum Offense Term, County of Commitment). It’s recommended to visit the Jail personally at 709 North Grant, Lexington, NE or call them at 308-324-3011 for inquiries.

Dawson County’s Law Enforcement Center was completed in July 1993 and can house 126 inmates. A jail staff of 27 working 12 hour shifts are responsible for total inmate care. After an inmate is booked into our facility, they must be fed, given medical care and clothing, provided counseling, allowed physical exercise, transported to and from court, or transported to other facilities.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

One should be sure that they are part of the visiting list of an inmate before they can visit them. In certain circumstances such as when an inmate first enters prison or is transferred to a new prison, a visiting list might not exist yet. In this case, immediate family members who can be verified by the information contained in the inmate’s Pre-Sentence Report, may be allowed to visit. However, if there is little or no information available about a person, visiting may be denied. You should always call the prison ahead of time to ensure your visit will be permitted.

Wear clothing that is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women, and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) may result in your being denied visitation.

Because many people are usually visiting, it is important visits are quiet, orderly, and dignified. The visiting room officer can require you to leave if either you or the inmate is not acting appropriately.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Dawson County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

There is no commercial bail in Nebraska

Upon your arrest in Nebraska, bail is set by a judge. You must post bail yourself without use of a bail bondsman if you want a temporary release. Nebraska does not allow commercial bail bonds. Bondsman from other states are unable to assist you in Nebraska. Nebraska has their own state run bail bond program. This means that if you want to post bail instead of staying in jail until your trial you must do so yourself or tell a family member or friend to come directly to the jail. In the State of Nebraska you will pay cash for the full amount of the bail at the jail in person. You will then be released from the County Jail. Another option may be contacting a criminal defense attorney, which you should probably do anyway depending on your situation. Always seek counsel if unsure of what to do upon your arrest. If you cannot afford counsel, it will be appointed for you.

Dawson County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 85
Avg Daily Population 96
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 30
Full time total employees 30
Total salaries and wages 932500
Other operating expenditures 26000
Total construction costs 34000
Equipment, furnishings, etc40000
Year of original construction 1993
Year of major renovation2006
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 709 NORTH GRANT STREET LEXINGTON NE 68850

Dawson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201613,035
Number Employed Annual Average, 201612,628
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016407
Unemployment Rate, 20163.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201547,991
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Dawson County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,976
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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