Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office

COVID-19 UPDATE 03/12/2020: 

The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office has suspended taking all fingerprints for the general public for non-court related business due to COVID-19.

When taking fingerprints as a service for the general public, customers are un-screened, have to actually enter the workspace of our records bureau, and stand directly next to our clerks. Our employees then have to handle ungloved hands to take the prints. Hands have been deemed one of the most likely ways to transmit the virus.

The Sheriff’s Office will resume taking prints for the general public at a later date after consulting with our Health Department. In addition, we will be limiting access to all non-essential persons to our facility.

In addition, in an effort to protect our population and staff the Ingham County Jail is reducing group programming and discouraging all non-essential visits until further notice. All persons entering the Jail Lobby will be asked several qualifying questions before a decision is made to allow entry. Court ordered professional visits will be permitted. Any business that can wait or be conducted via phone or video visitation is appreciated.


Sheriff Scott WriggelsworthIngham County Sheriff
Scott Wriggelsworth
(517) 676-2431

Sheriff's Direct Line:
(517) 676-8205


"Our Family Protecting Yours Since 1838"

MISSION: Provide Correctional, Law Enforcement, and Support Service excellence in partnership with our community.

VISION: To set the standard in Corrections and Law Enforcement through leadership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.


  • Honor
  • Courage
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability

The Sheriff's Office is located in Mason, Michigan and is one of the largest in size out of 83 departments in the State of Michigan. The Ingham County Jail houses up to nearly 500 inmates. The Sheriff's Office is nationally recognized as a leader in both law enforcement and corrections.


The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Michigan Sheriffs' Association (MSA). The MSA was founded in 1877 and is the oldest law enforcement organization in the state. For over 130 years the Michigan Sheriffs' Association has been a leader in providing training and services to the Office of Sheriff and your community.


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