John S. Wilson, Sheriff                                                                                                                                                                                     

Phone (989) 539-7166

Phone (989) 539-7166

Control room: Ext 4238

Lt Bryan Dunn                    Jail Administrator                           Ext 4249

Sgt Aaron Houle                Assistant Jail Administrator       Ext 4244

To deposit money or order commissary for an incarcerated inmate visit or call 1-866-422-6833

For information on video visits and calls visit

Name Title Email (989) 539-7166
Lt. Michael Bailey Administrative Lieutenant 4242
Lt. Steven Sentz Lieutenant 4304
Sgt. Ryan Schmidt Patrol Sergeant 4388
Sgt. James Dawson Patrol Sergeant 4389
Sgt. Lawrence Kahsin Patrol Sergeant 4308
D/Sgt. William Sharp Detective Sergeant 4312
D/Sgt. David Aldrich Detective Sergeant 4324
Deputy Kelli Bailey Deputy Sheriff 4314
Deputy Nicholas Oster Deputy Sheriff 4341
Deputy Thomas Brown Deputy Sheriff 4316
Deputy Ashley Dawson Deputy Sheriff 4352
Deputy Daniel Parks Deputy Sheriff 4354
Deputy Michael Heugel Deputy Sheriff 4227
Deputy Paul West Deputy Sheriff 4254
Deputy Zachary Noble Deputy Sheriff 4224
Deputy James Chinavare Deputy Sheriff 4257
Deputy Joshua Riffe Deputy Sheriff 4318
Deputy Brian Berg Deputy Sheriff 4317
Deputy Christian Cooper Deputy Sheriff 4355
Deputy Eric Steffens Deputy Sheriff 4315
Deputy Aaron McLearen Deputy Sheriff 4311

Records Division


Accident Reports:  May be obtained online at:

All other records may be requested in writing by completing a FOIA Request for Public Records Form and emailing to


The Clare County Sheriff's Office operates on a live scan fingerprint machine, a machine that digitally scans and transmits fingerprints to the State, who in return sends the results directly to the requesting agency, usually via email within days of receipt.

Costs for prints may vary, depending on reason for prints.  Payment is expected at the time of prints, and you must bring your Michigan Driver's License or Identification Card.  Additionally, paperwork indicating the reason for prints must be presented.

In order for prints to be electronically submitted, the requesting agency (ex: school) has an identifying Agency Number that is required for transmission.  Check with your employer for this number.  Bring a notice in writing requesting that you be fingerprinted with the Agency Number, Agency Information, your Name and Information, and Reason for prints (ex: SE for School Employment).

Typically, the machine is available Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, excluding holidays. Persons are advised to call ahead to inquire about fees.  We do not always have change available, so exact cash, check, or money orders is appreciated.  We are unable to accommodate children while you are being fingerprinted, so please make prior arrangements.

Please contact the front office during normal business hours for more information at 989-539-7166, ext. 4220




Paper Type/Service

  Base Fees
Notice of Abandonment 13.00
Adjournment of Mortgage 8.00
Affidavit of Account/Statement 26.00
Civil Bench Warrant 40.00
Default Judgment 40.00
Demand for Non-payment 23.00
Ex-Parte Restraining Order 26.00
Evictions 40.00
Executions 40.00
Forfeiture Notice L/C 23.00
Garnishment 23.00
Incorrect Address 13.00
Levy under Writ of Execution 40.00
Mot/Possession Pending Judgment 26.00
Notice to Quit/Terminate 23.00
Note of Sale/Execution 26.00
Orders - Miscellaneous 26.00
Order to Show Cause 26.00
Post of Prop-Mortgage Sale 23.00
Personal Protection Orders 25.00 Pre-payment Required
Request & Order to Seize Property 40.00
Summons & Complaint 26.00
Sheriff's Sale 50.00
Seizure/Delivery of Goods 40.00
Seizure of Property 40.00
Subpoena 26.00
Claiming Title Under Tax Deed 23.00
Writ, Affidavit, and Bond 26.00
Restitution of Premises 40.00
The fees listed above are the base fees.  They DO NOT include allowable mileage or any other fees allowable to effect service.

Current Mileage Fee:   1.005 per mile






For all information pertaining to weekly mortgage foreclosure sales, please email to be added to the weekly email list.


The Corrections Officer will carry out all duties assigned by the Corrections Corporal to oversee the daily operations of the Clare County Sheriff Department Corrections Division.


Must be 18 years of age.  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a driver’s license and reliable transportation.   You also must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.  You will be required to pass a physical fitness and written test for Local Corrections Officer Physical Abilities Test.


Schedule may vary.


This is a uniformed position.

Starting pay/Benefits:   5 year wage scale with starting pay of $17.85, with benefits, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, MERS B-2 Retirement. Eligible for Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave time.

Applications can be obtained on the County’s website,, under the Employment Opportunities tab, labeled Clare County Sheriff’s Office Application.  An application can also be obtained by stopping in the front office of the Sheriff’s Office at 255 West Main Street, Harrison, MI 48625.  Please include a resume with the application.

Application, along with resume can be sent to the following email address:, hand delivered to the Sheriff’s Office, or mailed to:

                                                               Clare County Sheriff’s Office

                                                                255 W. Main Street, Box 407

                                                                Harrison, MI 49625-0407


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Until position(s) are filled.



  • Supervise inmates in housing units and those segregated for administrative or punitive measures; instruct inmates in housekeeping and sanitation; supervise the issuance or clothing, bedding and other personal effects to inmates.
  • Make periodic patrols of quarters and work areas and initiate counts of inmates at regular and irregular intervals; report any discrepancies to the Corporal/Senior Officer.  Maintain inmate counts in log books and computer logs.  Perform cell checks according to department policy.
  • Maintain control and discipline including use of physical restraint and restraining devices.
  • Prevent the introduction of contraband into the facility.
  • Check inmate mail for possible contraband; distribute mail in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a periodic patrol inside and outside the jail to ensure the security and integrity of the institution; monitor the video system; observe traffic in and around the jail.
  • Instruct inmates and maintain control in areas such as food service, recreation, etc.  Observe inmates for signs of disorder or tension and report such observations to a higher authority.
  • Maintain a record of equipment, supplies and other items; maintain and demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of TASER’s, pepper spray, restraint equipment and emergency measures; instruct inmates in the proper care and use of institutional equipment.
  • Initiate and participate in searches of inmates housing areas, recreation areas, and work areas.
  • Initiate and participate in inmate recreation.
  • Maintain proper security of inmates being transported; institute proper restraints as appropriate for an inmate’s security level; check transportation vehicle before transporting an inmate.
  • Maintain all training standards needed for the Corrections Division.
  • Initiate disciplinary action and conduct internal investigations of inmates to ensure conformance with Departmental and County of Clare Policies and Procedures, MCOTC / DOC standards, Federal Prisoner Mandates, all training, and other regulatory operations.
  • Perform the daily corrections operations of the department.
  • Possess good communication skills and communicate regularly, professionally and respectfully with Supervisors, Command Staff, and other Staff, the public, inmates and others.
  • Must be able to report division needs to the Lieutenant,  Sergeant, or Corporal.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ensure Dispatch, Supervisors and Division staff, know when you are absent. This can be done via a phone call to Dispatch and email message to the Lieutenant. In the absence of the Lieutenant, a message to the Sergeant.
  • Report all jail emergencies to the Corporal or Senior Officer.
  • Ensure the jail is kept in a state of cleanliness and order.
  • Ensure day to day items are stocked and available.
  • Ensure jail logs and cells checks are updated according to policy.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lieutenant, Sergeant, or Corporal.
  • Assist medical staff in a timely manner.
  • Oversee inmate workers and assign duties to them.