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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
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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 16th, 2019 at 1:02pm
Over a Week In Review - Top Incidents
Sept. 3, 2019
*Information, Snyder Church Rd, Caller stated he found a rifle laying in the roadway. The rifle is an AR-15. The rifle was in pieces in a carrying case. Several rounds... https://t.co/01L13z8MpC
Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 2:32pm
'Don't buy sex in Ohio': Over 100 arrested in Central Ohio human trafficking sting https://t.co/gzGOeH1JUZ
Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 9:51am
*Update* Next of Kin have been located. Thank you for all of your help!!
The Fairfield Co Coroner’s Office is seeking to locate next of kin for Leonard Weston, a male born in 1955, who was residing in Millersport. Please contact the Coroner’s Office at 740-652-2865. Thank you.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 3:34pm
The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office is seeking to locate next of kin for Leonard Weston, a male born in 1955, who was residing in the Millersport, Ohio area. If you are family or have any information regarding... https://t.co/nAKOkiycCB
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 11:19am
The Fairfield Co Coroner’s Office is seeking to locate next of kin for Leonard Weston, a male born in 1955, who was residing in the Millersport, Ohio area. If you are family or have any info regarding next of kin, please contact the Coroner’s Office at 740-652-2865. Thank you.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 11:17am
The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office is seeking to locate next of kin for Leonard Weston, a male born in 1955, who was residing in the Millersport, Ohio area. If you are family or have any information regarding next of... https://t.co/hkVm677UVt
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 10:37am
Aug. 26, 2019
*Traffic Stop, Meijer (Canal Winchester) Deputy made a traffic stop with a vehicle and the driver had a warrant for Probation Violation out of Lancaster Police Department. The Deputy detained the driver and... https://t.co/FZDDsdMcRM
Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 6:35am
Sliders, fries and funerals: One man's dying wish to make people smile https://t.co/80oKXSli6I
Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 6:24am
Wonderful turn out at the Millersport Sweet Corn Parade this past Wednesday! https://t.co/el3xxepaS1
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 12:53pm
We are very excited to introduce you to our new Fairfield County Sheriff's Honor Guard. Their first appearance will be at the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival parade. Tomorrow (8/28) https://t.co/x0xzVvkuKH
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 6:48am
@LCSGales first day of school. Lancaster High School SRO Deputy Dixon dropping of SRO Deputy Robberts for his first day at Thomas Ewing Jr High 🙂 ! https://t.co/yi6n56CaKl
Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 6:01am
Went to bed early, had a healthy breakfast, lunch is packed... a little nervous. Wishing Deputy Busby a Great Day on his First Day of High School at Pickerington North!!! (as SRO :)!) @PLSD https://t.co/GKN3hgokTq
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 6:57am
Dep. Meloy & K9 Kahr had a fun morning with our friends at A Creative Journey. Thank you so much for having us! Creative Journey was opened as an alternative to assist individuals w/developmental disabilities to learn skills & become a part of the communities in which they live. https://t.co/0IFXCa7mPL

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