The Sheriff’s Office is responsible
for operating the county jail. The Guernsey County Jail is a 66 bed full service jail located in the Guernsey
County Law Enforcement Center.
Built in 1994 the jail serves as a
booking facility for all law enforcement
agencies having jurisdiction
within Guernsey County.
Inmates housed in the Guernsey
County Jail have been convicted of
murder, rape, driving under the influence,
domestic violence, drug
trafficking, theft, assault, probation
violation, non-payment of child support
and failure to appear for court. In 2006 the average daily jail population
was 77.7 inmates. The jail
staff received and booked in 2,083
inmates. Of the bookings, 1,630
were males and 453, female.