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Shelby County Ohio Sheriff Overview

Shelby County is located in western Ohio. Its county seat is Sidney. Formed in 1819, the county was named in honor of a former governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. The zip codes in Shelby County are 45306, 45340, 45865, 45353, 45360, 45869, 45871, 45365, 45363, 45334, 45333, 45302, 45336, and 45845.

The chief law enforcement agency in Shelby County is the Sheriff’s Office, headed by Sheriff John R. Lenhart. You can reach the Sheriff directly at 937-498-7833. The County Clerk of Courts is Michele Mumford. She oversees the filing, docketing, indexing and preserving of all court pleadings for civil, felony, criminal, and domestic relations cases. Her office is also responsible for issuing summons, subpoenas, warrants to arrest and to convey to penal institutions, and signs the death warrants in capital cases. You can reach the legal department of the Clerk of Courts at (937) 498-7221.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 555 Gearhart Road, Sidney, OH 45365

Phone: (937) 498-1111

Fax: (937) 498-7845

Inmate Search in Shelby County Jail

The Shelby County Correctional Facility maintains an

of the inmates currently incarcerated in the jail. You can use the database to locate an inmate at this facility. If you wish to get more information regarding an inmate, you can call the jail at 937-498-7831.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office also posts their Most Wanted list

If you have information on any individual on this list, you can call 937-498-1111.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are allowed two (2) 15-minute visits each week.

Visitors must produce a photo ID or State ID card.

Children below 12 years old are not allowed to visit. Those between the ages of 12 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They, too, must produce a Photo ID or Birth Certificate. Visitation is not by appointment, visitation is on a first come, first serve basis until all visiting hour time allotments are filled.

Male Visitation Hours

Sunday              Noon until 3:00 p.m.

Thursday            6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Female Visitation Hours

Sunday            3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Thursday         9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Juveniles Being Held As Adults (Adjudicated) Visitations

Sunday            4:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.

Thursday         10:00 p.m. until 10:15 p.m

Monday Visitation

  • Male unpaid visitation 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Male paid visitation 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Female unpaid visitation 8:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • Female paid visitation 8:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Family and friends can send funds to inmates by making a deposit through www.smartdeposit.com or by calling 866-394-0490. Online deposits are also accepted at www.GovPayNow.com or by calling 888-277-2535. To make a deposit using either service, you will need the following information:

  • Credit or debit card information
  • Inmate’s name, number and facility code
  • Pay location code: 5500

Working at Shelby County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

A deputy sheriff in Shelby County can earn a starting yearly salary of $27,215. The average yearly salary of a deputy ranges between $33,047 to $49,570. The maximum wage for this position is $58,318.

A deputy sheriff has various responsibilities including investigating accidents and crime, protecting life and property of the community, enforcing laws and ordinances, maintaining order, and executing all other tasks assigned by the Sheriff.

The minimum requirements for a deputy sheriff are:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must have certification from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are individuals found guilty of committing a sex crime. Sex crimes are criminal offenses of a sexual nature such as rape, sexual assault, and child molestation. Sex offenders are mandated by law to notify the Sheriff’s Office of the county they currently live in. Their information is then entered into the state’s sex offender database and the national sex offender database maintained by the federal government.  Both local and national databases are accessible to the public.

Shelby County locals who want to locate sex offenders in their neighborhood can visit this

Make sure to read and acknowledge the disclaimer before using the registry. Some sex offenders may not obey the law. As a result, you may get inaccurate information such as an incomplete address or one that is no longer current (i.e. last known address).

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the temporary release of an accused from jail with the condition that he or she lodges money as a guarantee that he or she will appear before the court at the trial date. To post bail, the defendant or his family/friends can get in touch with the court to find out the type of bond, the amount of the bond, and where to pay it. In some cases, the defendant is unable to pay the amount required by the court. A bondsman can be hired to act as a surety. He will be the one to guarantee payment of the bail should the defendant fail to meet the conditions the court has set. The bondsman typically charges 10% of the bail amount. Depending on the risk factors, the bondsman may also require the defendant to put down collateral equal to the remaining bail amount.

Contact the Shelby County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Shelby County Public Defender
Address:108 East Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio, 45365
Phone:937-498-1714
Hours:N/A
Shelby County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Shelby County Probation Department
Location:100 East Court Street, Sidney, Ohio, 45365
Phone:937-498-7231
Fax:N/A
Shelby County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined79
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Full time payroll28
Full time total employees28
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Address: 555 GEARHART ROAD SIDNEY OH 45365

Shelby County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201623,987
Number Employed Annual Average, 201623,003
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016984
Unemployment Rate, 20164.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201559,149
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Shelby County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20144,264
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20158.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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