Sheriff's Department: Corrections

Divisions & Units

* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Corrections
* Criminal Investigations Division
* Dive Rescue and Recovery
* Explorers Program
* Marine Patrol
* Reserves
* Special Response Team
* Uniformed Services (Patrol)
* Victim Services



The Sheriff, by statute, is responsible for operating the County Jail. The Jail Division maintains all functions related to Jail and Inmate management. The jail houses approximately 167 inmates. The St. Joseph County Jail operates with a staff of twenty-four (24) full time and five (5) part-time employees, which includes four (4) Correction Sergeants. Annually, the jail staff processes approximately 3500 inmates. The Jail Staff's primary responsibility is to provide a safe, secure, and humane environment for inmates.

The jail offers several programs including education, rehabilitation, mental health, ministry, and health care. Inmate work crews work throughout the county to help with many public works projects.





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Bradley D. Balk


Mark A. Lillywhite

Captain - Operations Administrator

Jason Bingaman

Captain - Jail Administrator

Kitty Buchner

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 339
Centreville, MI 49032

Department Information

St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department
650 E. Main St.
Centreville, MI 49032

(East of St. Joseph County Fairgrounds)
*Driving Directions

Hours: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Phone Number:(269) 467-9045
Fax Numbers:
Booking: (269) 467-4009
Administration: (269) 467-6201