The Preble County Jail was opened in 1994 and houses a
total of 70 inmates; 60 male and 10 female. The jail is staffed by a Jail
Administrator, five shift supervisors who hold the rank of sergeant, and 22 corrections
officers. The jail also employees a full time paramedic, and has a contract
employee for mental health issues.
Also employed at the jail is a
reimbursement coordinator. This person is in charge of all inmate funds and
the collection of “pay for stay” and other charges the Sheriff is
allowed to collect from inmates housed at this facility. Examples of items
charged to inmates are; medications, doctor visits, commissary items, and
haircuts. The status of the inmate and his or her financial ability to pay
will dictate when the inmate may be charged for these and other services.
Certain classes of inmates, who meet
pre-determined criteria, may be assigned the position of inmate worker. These
inmates assist in laundry, food delivery, cleaning and other general duties
within and without the facility. These inmates may occasionally receive
special privileges for good behavior and performance.
Sheriff Simpson strives to maintain
an orderly, well run correctional facility, while recognizing the rights of
the inmates incarcerated within the facility. We follow closely the Ohio
Minimum Jail Standards, and receive excellent marks each year from the Bureau
of Adult Detention, who annually inspect the jail.
For information on rules and policies
of the jail, go to the Jail Information page of this site.
Sgt. George Petitt Sgt. Tammy Bratton Sgt. Chris Smith
Petitt Sgt. Eric Lee
Fugate Jodi Fryman Eshelle
Bales Jamie Garrett Kristi Taylor
Derek Bales Shaun Witte Tom Sholly Lonnie Richardson Mike Morgan
Daily Jaclyn Erbaugh