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Whitley County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Whitley County is located in the southeast region of Kentucky. Formed in 1818, it was named in honor of Colonel William Whitley who served in the War of 1812 and was killed at the Battle of the Thames. The county seat is Williamsburg. The zip codes in Whitley County are 40763, 40759, 40771, 40769, 40730, and 40940.

Colan Harrell serves as Sheriff of Whitley County. You can reach the Sheriff’s Office is . The Jailer of the county is Brian Lawson. He oversees the management and care of the inmates at the Whitley County Detention Center. You can call or if you wish to get in touch with him.

Whitley County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 201 Main Street, Suite 4, Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone:

Inmate Search in Whitley County Jail

The Whitley County Detention Center has an online database of inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you can use the inmate’s first name, last name, or alias to search the system. The jail records the following information about each inmate: the inmate’s full name, age, address, booking date, booking photo, physical description, charges, status, bond, sentence, court date, arrest date, arresting officer, arresting agency, and inmate classification.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Visitors are allowed at the Whitley County Detention Center. All adult visitors must have valid photo identification. Children, those under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The jail may require proof of guardianship. No personal items will be allowed inside the visitation area except for the ID and vehicle keys. To find out the visitation schedule at this facility, please call or from Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am to 5pm.

To send correspondence to an inmate at this facility, you must address your letter in the following manner:

Inmate’s Name

P.O. Box 179

Williamsburg, KY 40769

Make sure to include your complete name and return address. Otherwise, the mail will not be delivered.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All registered sex offenders must be listed in the national and state sex offender databases according to federal law. A sex offender is defined as an individual who has been found guilty of a sexually motivated crime. Some examples of such a crime include rape, molestation, and child pornography. Anyone can access this information online for Whitley County by visiting this . However, do bear in mind that some results may reveal residential addresses that are no longer current or addresses that only list the block that an offender lives on. This is because some sex offenders refuse to comply with the law.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the written permission of the court to allow an accused individual to remain free while awaiting trial. This is granted as long as the accused can promise his appearance in court whenever it is requested. For certain offenses, a monetary value is attached to the promise which may require the deposit or pledge of money or property to the court. If the accused does not keep his promise, then he loses the money or property.

A bondsman is an individual in the business of bailing defendants out of jail for a non-refundable fee equal to 10% of the bail amount. He does this by informing the court that payment of the entire bail amount will be made by him if the defendant misses a court date. Most defendants who hire a bondsman are those who are unable to come up with the money themselves.

In the state of Kentucky, commercial bail bond companies are not allowed to operate. Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). A bondsman operating out of state is only allowed to apprehend a fugitive who has fled to Kentucky if he has a warrant. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Whitley County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office: Whitley County Probation Department
location: 201 North 4th Street, Williamsburg, Kentucky, 40769
Phone:
Fax: N/A
Whitley County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 32
Avg Daily Population 100
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 26
Full time total employees 26
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 2005
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable

Address: Williamsburg KY 40765

Whitley County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 13,241
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 12,382
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 859
Unemployment Rate, 2016 6.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 31,903
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Whitley County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 10,019
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 29.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

2 days ago
During the early morning hours of November 18, 2017, Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a residence off Hwy 92E where a domestic dispute reportedly turned physical. Dep. Hensley made contact with 40-year-old Cecil King, who stated that an argument with his sister escalated and resulted in his finger being broken. The accused was not present, and Dep. Hensley remained in the area to locate her. [ 200 more words ]

2 days ago
Around 3:15 a.m. November 19, 2017, Deputy Brian Hensley responded to multiple calls of a potential motorist in need of assistance. Around the one mile point on northbound I-75, Dep. Hensley located an SUV parked in the left lane without any lights on. Dep. Hensley activated his blue lights, and the male driver reacted by putting his hands out of the window and shouting that he was complying. [ 236 more words ]

1 week ago
Whitley area targeted in phone scam -

The sheriff's department warns of another round of phone scams in the area. Recently an elderly Whitley County man was scammed out of approximately $4,000. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with scam tactics and, please, share the warning with your friends and family.

-These scams play on emotions, often stating that a loved one needs money electronically transferred or 'loaded' onto a prepaid debit card or gift card. These are preferred methods due to their difficulty to track or recover losses. A common practice via phone and email is to state that a loved one is in legal or medical trouble and therefore needs immediate financial assistance.

-Fear/intimidation may also be components, such as falsely identifying as an IRS official or otherwise alleging a debt must be paid. Please NOTE: the IRS will never request credit or debit card numbers over the phone or threaten to involve local law enforcement. In the comment section, we will provide a link to the IRS website specific to scams.

-If you have any reason to doubt the legitimacy of the caller, you can hang up and call the number listed on previously received mail or a verified website for that business or office.
1 week ago
I-75 Traffic Notice - Please be aware of congestion on northbound I-75 around mile points 15 and 17. Traffic is slow moving in the area due to maintenance work. Please be alert when approaching that area and use caution while passing through.
2 weeks ago
Around 2:41 p.m. November 10, 2017, Deputy Brandon Prewitt responded to a suspicious person complaint in the Goldbug community. According to the caller, a woman had been sitting outside the Dollar General store in a newer model Ford Explorer. The caller expressed concern that the driver may have been intoxicated. When Dep. Prewitt arrived, the woman was in the store. Dep. [ 157 more words ]

2 weeks ago
In observance of Veteran's Day, the sheriff's business office is closed Friday, November 10. Law enforcement operations will continue. Thank you to all who have served.

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