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Fairfield County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Fairfield County can be found in east central Ohio and its county seat is Lancaster. The name is derived from the beautiful fields found in the country – “fair fields.”  The zip codes in Fairfield County are 43148, 43147, 43150, 43154, 43155, 43157, 43102, 43105, 43107, 43112, 43130, and 43136.

Sheriff Dave Phalen is the chief law enforcement officer in Fairfield County. You can reach him at the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office by calling (740) 652-7252. The Patrol Bureau Commander in the sheriff’s office is Lt. Alex Lape. You can find the Patrol Bureau’s headquarters in 342 West Wheeling Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130. You can get in touch with Lt. Lape at (740) 652-7905. The Investigation Bureau, on the other hand, is headed by Sergeant Jared Collins who oversees the investigations of the six detectives in this division as well as all SWAT training and in-service training for deputies of the sheriff’s office. You can get in touch with Sgt. Collins at 740-652-7331.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office

221 E. Main St.

Lancaster OH 43130

Phone: (740) 652-7900

Fax: (740) 687-6856

Inmate Search in Fairfield County Jail

The Fairfield County Jail Bureau does not publish an online roster of the current residents in their facility. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you will need to get in touch with the information or lobby officer at the jail by calling 740-652-7244. You can also get in touch with the Jail Bureau Commander, Lt. Marc Churchill at 740-652-7256.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Fairfield County Jail are allowed visitations with family and friends through video. All visitors will need to go to the Minimum Security Jail (MSJ) facility at 342 West Wheeling Street in Lancaster. A photo ID must be presented when checking in with the deputy assigned to Central Control. Visitation booths in the lobby area of the MSJ facility contain a video monitor where visitors will be able to see and talk to the inmate. Inmates are allowed 2 15-minute visits or 1 30-minute visit per week.

Visitation is open seven (7) days a week from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.  Visitation is suspended during lunch (10:30 am to 12:00 pm) and dinner meals (5:00 pm to 6:30 pm).

*Please note that inmate workers are allowed to receive visitors at the jail they are assigned to. Visitors for inmate workers in the Main St. Jail can visit only on Sundays from 12 noon to 3pm. Visitors for inmate workers assigned to the MSJ facility will follow the above schedule.

Family and friends can send letters and photographs to inmates as long as the photos are not Polaroids or determined to be sexually explicit. You can address the mail as such:

[Inmate’s name]

Fairfield County Jail

221 E. Main Street

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Sending money to an inmate’s commissary account can be done through the kiosk located at the lobby of the MSJ facility. The kiosk accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash in denominations of $5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills. It does not accept coins or dollar bills. Inmates can also receive money via a money order sent through mail. Depositing money can also be done by calling 866-345-1884 or visiting http://www.inmatedeposits.com.

Working at the Fairfield County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

In Fairfield County, a deputy sheriff can earn $17.50 per hour along with benefits.

If you wish to become a deputy sheriff in the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, you must meet the minimal requirements:

– be at least 21 years of age at the time you submit your application

– possess a high school diploma or its equivalent

– have a valid Ohio Driver’s License

– be a US citizen

– be able to read, write, and speak the English language

– possess a peace officer certificate from OPOTA

The hiring process includes undergoing a polygraph exam, an extensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, a physical exam, a drug test, and a final medical exam.

To start your application, you can download the form here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are mandated by the law to register with the sex offender database of the jurisdiction where they live. A sex offender is an individual who has been convicted of sex-related crime. A sex crime’s definition by law may differ in each state but there are certain crimes that are generally accepted as such – rape, sexual assault, and child molestation.

Every state is required by law to maintain a database of all sex offenders living in their jurisdication. The federal government then collates all information from all the states and publishes it in a separate system called the National Sex Offender Registry. The public can access both databases.

If you want to find nearby sex offenders in Fairfield County, you can search

Before you can use the database, however, you will need to thoroughly read and accept the disclaimer. The information published in the database cannot be guaranteed as 100% accurate or complete. Some entries contain a sex offender’s last known address rather than the current one. You may also encounter incomplete addresses such as the neighborhood or block the offender resides in.

Bail and Bondsman

Individuals arrested for a crime in Fairfield County are allowed to post bail to get temporarily released from custody or jail while waiting for the trial to start. Bail is the money or property held by the court in collateral to ensure the appearance of the dependent during the trial. The bail is forfeited when the defendant does not show up.

A bondsman is a person who can be contracted to post bail for the defendant in case he or she does not have enough funds. The bondsman will require a fee for his services, typically 10% of the bail amount. Once paid, the fee cannot be refunded.

Fairfield 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:Fairfield County Probation Department
Location:224 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio, 43130
Fairfield County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined70
Avg Daily Population69
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll31
Full time total employees31
Total salaries and wages1914030
Other operating expenditures457578
Total construction costs15031
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1996
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilityFAIRFIELD COUNTY JAIL

Address: 221 E. MAIN ST. LANCASTER OH 43130

Fairfield County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201675,754
Number Employed Annual Average, 201672,550
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,204
Unemployment Rate, 20164.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201561,450
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Fairfield County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201413,478
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 4:14pm
The FCSO is seeking energetic & dependable individuals to serve as Public Safety Dispatchers. To apply visit https://t.co/P50hNyKPU4, fill out the application and return to the Sheriff’s office attention Joe Morris. 345 Lincoln Ave, Lancaster OH 43130
Lancaster, OH, United States
Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 12:57pm
Canal Winchester Human Services sent a huge shout out to Sgt. Hendershot, who helped out for Community Week!
*Community Week is sponsored by Fairfield County United Way https://t.co/e5b88twmxu
Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 7:50pm
Deputy Dixon organized a drive by Birthday party for Issac. Happy 18th!! Thanks to LPD, Fairfield Medical Police, Lancaster Fire Dept., Judge Trimmer and relatives for the awesome turn out https://t.co/OFyLmLv87R
Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 1:00pm
This week our office has been volunteering at Meals on Wheels for the United Way Community Care Day. Photographed are Community Watch member Pat Seymour, Deputy Christina Thompson and Sgt. Cassel. Tuesday they made 570 sack lunches and they are working hard again today. https://t.co/slDTHvJWcB
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 6:44pm
On Monday, we enjoyed ourselves participating in the Pickerington Lions Club Labor Day parade. Thanks to all that came out! https://t.co/4L9JMp2COq
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 1:35pm
Did someone say cookies?!?!? Thanks to Bruce, Pat, and Beth DeLong for bringing in these goodies for our deputies! https://t.co/1pRhXaxsCa
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 11:43am
SO Investigating Murder
Sheriff Phalen states that on Aug. 27, 2020 at appr 5:39am Deputies were dispatched to E Oak St in Canal Winchester.
Upon arriving, Deputies discovered Stephen L Ritter II, 50, deceased from a gunshot wound. Stephen L Ritter III, age 22, is in custody.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 3:18pm
Thank you, Markel Davis, for providing lunch today for first responders!!! Great food and wonderful turn out! https://t.co/FqIv0oiZsy
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 3:02pm
Today our office donated bikes to the youths attending the Success Center. We wish them all the best in their future! https://t.co/7F79vmZofp
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 9:34am
Fairfield County Prosecutor's Grand Jury Press Release for Aug. 12, 2020. For past Press Releases go to https://t.co/4SZRVBFjfG https://t.co/TpJ9gscd1G
Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at 2:21pm
At a four-way stop if two vehicles reach the intersection simultaneously, the vehicle on the left must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right. Please see attachments. https://t.co/TaQXpTwcZf
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 3:34pm
Sheriff Phalen, along with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office Deputies, would like to thank Damon and the Longhorn Steakhouse staff for donating lunch to the Violet Twp. Deputies. https://t.co/GbqFgggT12
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 11:41am
Stopping for a bus on a road with four or more lanes:
* If the bus is stopped on a street or road which has four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop. https://t.co/ZlmGQQw3go
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 9:19am
MISSING JUVENILE - Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Micah Norwood, age 17 (same as earlier this month), is reported missing (2nd time) from the Violet Twp area in Fairfield County.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 3:11pm
MISSING JUVENILE - Wed. 7/22/2020 -Micah Norwood, age 17 (same as earlier this month), is reported missing (2nd time) from the Violet Twp area in Fairfield County. Micah was seen riding a dark colored bike away from his residence, which does not belong to the family. https://t.co/X0jzzRxrb5

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