The Iosco County Sheriff’s Office mission is: “by law, responsible for county-wide law enforcement, operating a county jail and to do all we can to provide a safe environment for the residents of Iosco County.”
Sheriff MacGregor, Undersheriff Boudreau, and Captain Koenig have brought the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office into the 21st century with advancements, new policies, a regional training facility, and a new level of teamwork that is resulting in a department that is becoming second to none.
Sheriff MacGregor has an extremely active Posse’ Division, Operation Lifesaver Program, Victim’s Advocate Group, Recreation Officers that cover Marine, ORV and Snowmobile patrol. Sheriff MacGregor and staff provide all of these services for the safety and security of the people of Iosco County during these hard financial times.
The Iosco County Sheriff’s Office is open 24/7 and the residents of Iosco County always know that they can find a safe haven during any situation. Our Control Center Personnel provide a vast array of services to our citizens. Those services include processing for CCW permits, gun registrations, processing for finger printing and civil process. They also hold and maintain all the warrants for Iosco County, handle sex offender registration procedures (www.mipsor.state.mi.us), and assist in locating parole violators (www.michigan.gov/corrections). The Control Center personnel also provides security for the jail and county building and its’ personnel.
The Iosco County Jail
The Iosco County Jail is operated as part of the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office. The facility is in Tawas City, Michigan. This facility has been serving this community for more than 50 years. The jail has a rated capacity of 63 beds and provides inmates with the best supervision possible.
The jail administrator, Captain Robert Koenig, and his highly trained professional staff of two Corporals and ten Correction Officer’s provide the safety and security of this facility and treat all with respect and dignity. They strive daily to assure that each inmate is in a safe and healthy environment. We do not tolerate harassment of inmates by anyone, and the welfare of the inmate is foremost.
Incoming inmates are read the “Contraband Statement” and anyone who is found to be in possession of illegal drugs or weapons after the statement is read will face a 5-year felony charge, beyond their original charge.
Information Guide for Family & Friends of Iosco County Jail Inmates
1. If that person is lodged in
No other information can be
provided in order to protect the privacy of the inmate. Any additional
information must be provided by the inmate themselves.
Fines & Costs
Family members and friends can also purchase pre-paid phone cards for the inmates from the Control Center. Pre-paid phone cards from outside this facility are not accepted.
For emergency situations only,
that require notification to an inmate, you may call
ALL INMATE CALLS ARE RECORDED – for security and officer safety reasons.
Phones are on from 7a.m. to midnight.
All mail must contain return
name and address or it will not be delivered to the inmate.
We no longer accept mail at P.O. Box 59. It will be returned by the Postal Service.
Inmate Money & Personal Property
Personal Items Allowed
Last names beginning with –
On Wednesday through Friday visitation days, visitors must sign in by 7:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday visitation days, visitors must be signed in by 1:30 p.m. Visitors must be signed in by these deadlines or no visit will be granted. Picture ID will be required at sign in.
Visitors must be 17 years of age or accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Adults will be held responsible for their children’s conduct. Misconduct by any visitor or inmate will result in the immediate termination of their visit and possible future visiting restrictions.
All medical appointments are arranged by the medical department. For security reasons, any previously scheduled appointments before a person is incarcerated, will be rescheduled.
The inmate must read and sign the work release rules and understand that violation of these rules will result in possible termination of their work release privileges. Inmates must also pass a drug test and are subject to random testing while on work release.
Work release will be paid at a rate of $20.00 a day. This payment must be made in advance each day/week.
A person granted work release will be allowed to work in the surrounding area. In general the surrounding area is considered Iosco, Ogemaw, Arenac, and Alcona counties.