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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)
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 12:20pm
Prosecuting Attorney's Office News
Grand Jury Press Release 04/07/21 https://t.co/pO6Y36Arnm
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 2:21pm
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking energetic and dependable individuals to serve as Public Safety Dispatchers. To apply https://t.co/P50hNyKPU4, fill out the application and return to the Sheriff’s office attention Joe Morris. 345 Lincoln Ave, Lancaster OH 43130 https://t.co/PEnbAAuDl7
Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 1:24pm
Today we participated in the Career Readiness Expo hosted by The Fairfield 33 Alliance for Fairfield County high school seniors. https://t.co/vapwuWLym3
Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at 5:30pm
***UPDATE*** Violet TWP Missing Juvenile, Themba Zyambo has been located and is home safe. March 28, 2021.
Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at 5:16pm
***UPDATE*** Millersport Missing Juvenile, Joseph Roger Hustead has been located and is okay. March 28, 2021
Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 11:12am
Earlier this morning, Themba Zyambo, a 13-year-old male, left his residence in Violet Township. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark blue/grey shorts & a black face mask. He is approx 5’4”, 70 lbs, w brown hair & eyes. (740) 652-7911 https://t.co/92061QYVjC
Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 9:17am
Prosecuting Attorney's Office News
Grand Jury Press Release 03/17/21 and 03/24/21 https://t.co/HKwwxCa1Tb
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 12:21pm
Missing Juvenile 03-24-2021
Joseph Roger Hustead recently left his residence on foot from the Millersport area. Joseph is approx 6’ tall, 200lbs w/Brown Hair & Hazel eyes. Last seen wearing grey sweatpants, grey/white hoodie (740) 652-7335
jason.meadows @fairfieldcountyohio.gov https://t.co/3bKeCMzJ9H
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 11:53am
Prosecuting Attorney's Office News
Grand Jury Press Release 03/03/21 & 03/10/21 https://t.co/Nk9St2FYuC
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 11:39am
Fairfield County Early Childhood Association
Family Fun Hunt!!! Take your kids and enjoy a week of fun. https://t.co/b0RAqTZDWm
Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at 9:33pm
Hunter Chute turned 6 today! He has battled Lesch Nyhan Syndrome since he was born. There is no cure for this disease.
We were honored to share in Hunter's birthday party and helping raise community awareness of this disease.
Happy Birthday Hunter!!!
The FCSO https://t.co/3YQ84Zq01r
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 10:28am
***UPDATE*** Next of Kin have been located. Thank you for all your help!! 03/09/2021
The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office is attempting to locate next of kin for Pamela Kaye (Hobson) Ungurean.
Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 4:11pm
Fairfield Co. Coroner’s Office is attempting to locate next of kin for Pamela Kaye (Hobson) Ungurean, born Scioto County,1957. Resided in CW & had a daughter Karla Ungurean King (died Nov 2020). Husband may be Constantine C. Ungurean. Leave a message for the Coroner 740-652-2865
Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 10:28am
Seeking energetic & dependable individuals to serve as 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, March 1st, 2021 at 4:19pm
For more information go to: https://t.co/Vrg9mGu7BB under FCSO Application. https://t.co/RMoHjIq8va
Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 4:19pm
For more information go to: https://t.co/Vrg9mGu7BB under FCSO Application. https://t.co/jS1F6oVgdQ
Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 1:35pm
Prosecuting Attorney's Office News
Grand Jury Press Release 02/24/21 https://t.co/b5BVXUVTXZ

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