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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, June 23rd, 2020 at 4:29pm
Last week we participated in the Day of Action for United Way. Several business (inc. the Sheriff's Office), donated items for grab bags. The bags are geared for children and encourage them to go outside to play and exercise.
Thanks United Way for inviting us!! https://t.co/SWBzY0RTGS
Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 1:39pm

Jayvon Stringer,11 Yrs old sometime between 6am-9:40am this morning (June 22, 2020) Tollgate Rd in Violet Twp. area. https://t.co/EwnDYl2zzN
Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 12:38pm
Jayvon Stringer, since between 6am-9:40am this morning (6/22/2020) Tollgate Rd in Violet Twp., 11 yrs. old, unknown clothing, b/m 5’02-5’04, 120 lbs, blk hair & brn eyes – develop. delayed, possibly nonverbal
Call 911 or 740-652-7911 if spotted. Thank you https://t.co/yeM2teUAto
Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at 12:03pm
. @RALIOhio offers a virtual tour of the @WeAreCode3 trailer, to help parents, grandparents and caregivers learn to find the warning signs of substance misuse. https://t.co/xN8i5jtfM3
Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at 10:51am
Fairfield Community Health Center have partnered w/the State of Ohio & the Ohio National Guard to put on a pop-up Covid-19 Testing clinic on Thursday, June 25th in Lancaster.
This is FREE for everyone.
To register go to : https://t.co/SAzA2KtsAs https://t.co/9hbjqCBOlQ
Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 10:25am
The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is proud of the long tradition of service to the citizens of Fairfield County.
Our Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures allow no place for racism, inequality or discrimination but do allow for Liberty and justice for all. https://t.co/sm5Aly281J
Friday, June 12th, 2020 at 2:14pm
Thank You to local State Farm Agents
Joni Campbell, Maureen Cefalu, Vonnie McDonald, Jim Fox & Jesse Jones.
These great community members provided Sheriff's Office employees w/gift cards for lunch at local restaurants.
A wonderful way to support first Responders & local business.
Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 10:18pm
@Heather49617829 @jddoesntknow We have blocked him. That was disgusting and he has no place here. We love all in our community and appreciate the support.
Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 7:21pm
Thank you to the boy in Canal Winchester that stopped by and prayed for us this week. We appreciate you. Blessings to you and your family. https://t.co/mmgvr8gspI
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 6:53pm
Thank you so much to Kingy"s Pizza for feeding our Deputies tonight! We appreciate all you do to support our office! https://t.co/FBycjl7HPH
Sunday, May 31st, 2020 at 1:02pm
On May 26, 2020 at approx. 0157 am, subjects were caught on video going through vehicles and stealing items from the Violet Meadows Sub Division. If anyone has information, please contact our office at 740-652-7911. Thank you! https://t.co/L4WAbN5dl4
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 11:46am
CRIME ALERT DATE: Stolen Trailer on 05/21/2020
West Bank Dr, Millersport. The trailer is a Quality trailer w/a 5ft lift gate, spare tire mounted inside railing. Vehicle used appears to be a red Nissan Titan. Please contact Det. Kelli Stats (740) 652‐7336 if you have info. https://t.co/V6Hoy12i36
Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 1:03pm
Please join the men and women of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office in remembering those who lost their lives in the Line of Duty. https://t.co/zsMMDRKiiX

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