Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Inmate Property

Located in the south building of the Hamilton County Justice Center
Property hours 
Monday – Friday 8AM- 4PM
Closed All Holidays

Property Release Procedure

  • Property Release forms are filled out by the inmate through the Kiosk located on their assigned floor.  A valid ID is required to pick up property.
  • Property consists of clothing and other items such as wallets and keys.

Money is released separately and requires a form to be filled out by the inmate through social services.

Items accepted at Property Window

  • Prescription glasses and/or contact lenses, dentures.
  • Items can be delivered to the Property Window in the South Building of the Justice Center Monday-Friday 8AM to 3:30PM excluding holidays. 
  • Contact lenses must be in a sealed /unopened box. Contact lens solution is not accepted. 
  • You must provide a valid photo ID when you drop off glasses at the Property Window.  
  • All items will be searched.

Court Clothing Drop Off

  • Court clothing is accepted 8AM-10AM the day before court.
  • If Court is on Monday, you would drop off the Friday before.
  • A valid ID is required to drop off clothing; all clothing will be searched by a drug dog.

Acceptable Court Attire

  • Polo, khakis, button up shirt, suit
  • No belts, Ties, Suspenders or Shoes

Shipping property

Items left at the facility can be shipped at the expense of the receiving person.

A prepaid box must be sent to the Hamilton County Justice Center:

1000 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Attention: Property Department

Jail Services

Corrections Officers play a critical role in the custody, security, and treatment of inmates or detainees while learning and developing the interpersonal skills required to perform a range of corrections officer assignments. Working in the jail provides valuable experience, knowledge, and communication to prepare Deputies to move into various roles within the Sheriff’s Office.

Our employment process is rigorous, and we only select those few who are passionate about engaging with their community and serving those around them. Due to the significance of the sworn position, applicants must always be truthful in their application responses and during the entire certification/hiring process. Failure to be truthful during the certification/employment process may disqualify an applicant. Truthfulness and candor in this application process are important requirements for becoming a Correctional Officer.

Corrections Academy

Corrections Officers are hired into our 10-week, paid Corrections Academy, where they learn Teamwork, Inmate communication/de-escalation tactics, Teamwork, physical conditioning, defensive tactics, first aid, and laws/regulations. Students must meet the testing, attendance, and physical conditioning requirements to complete the Academy successfully. Recruits learn a sense of community and Accountability the HCSO way:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a High School Diplo9ma or GED equivalence
  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving history
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screening, medical examination by a licensed physician, and a CVSA (lie detector)
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age prior to the hire date
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or Naturalization Certified
  • Candidate must have a clean criminal record, including no felony convictions
  • Candidate must not have had a DUI conviction within the past five years and no more than two in a lifetime
  • Candidate must have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable

Applicants may be disqualified from consideration for certification/employment as a Correctional Officer if it is determined that the applicant:

  • Was untruthful, deliberately omitted, concealed, or falsified relevant facts during the certification/employment consideration process;
  • Been convicted of a felony;
  • Committed serious employment-related crimes;
  • Sold illegal drugs;
  • Used illegal drugs within a specific period of time; OR
  • Acquired extensive debt or evidence of extreme financial negligence


Corrections Officers work 12-hour shifts: 7 am – 7 pm or 7 pm to 7 am. There is occasionally mandatory overtime in 4-hour increments. There is also a mandatory shift that is worked once every 30 days.

Please note:  If you apply for a corrections officer position, most communication(s) from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will be via email. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure your email address is current in your online profile and that you check your email, including “Spam” and “Junk” folders, to ensure you do not miss any notifications. In addition to checking your personal email account, you may also check for notifications by logging in to the online application system and utilizing your login and password.