Corrections / County Jail

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division operates a 66-bed jail facility. The Oceana County Jail, located in downtown Hart, is staffed by certified corrections officers who monitor and supervise inmate activities.

Corrections Division Goals

The primary goal of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division (County Jail) is to ensure the safety of inmates, corrections personnel, and residents of Oceana County. This is accomplished by detaining inmates in a secure manner, in the least restrictive setting possible, given inmate classification.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division strives to provide all inmates with humane living conditions and to protect inmate rights consistent with the United States Constitution, the Michigan Constitution, the laws of the State of Michigan and Department of Corrections guidelines.

Lieutenant Mark Schneider

The Corrections Division is led by Lt. Mark Schneider. A West Shore Community College graduate and former Montague Wildcat, Lt. Schneider started his career at the Oceana County Sheriff’s office in 1997 as a road patrol deputy. Lt. Schneider has also served as a detective, tactical team member, and hostage negotiator.

Inmate Information

For more information about inmate services such as bail or bond payments, visitation, commissary, and mail, please visit the Inmate Information page.

Scheduling Fingerprints

For more information on fingerprinting, please see our fingerprinting process.