The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its offering of public records available online.
The sheriff’s website — accessible from the county’s website at www.eriecounty.oh.gov — now features mug shots of Erie County jail inmates.
The sheriff’s employees launched the new feature Monday. A quick scroll through the page displayed names of more than 100 inmates, with pictures available for nearly every one.
The information posted alongside each mug shot includes the inmate’s full name; birth date; last known address; the arresting agency; booking number; and the alleged crime.
“This is public information,” Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said. “There is a lot of interest in that information.
“Some people are repeat offenders,” he said. “People have a right to know who has been arrested and for what charge.”
The new online service is one of several technological upgrades the sheriff’s office is planning.
The Erie County clerk of courts’ office, meanwhile, is still working to get court records posted online.
Clerk of courts Luvada Wilson has said it’s one of her top priorities.
Where can I view the mug shots of Erie County jail inmates?
1. Go to www.eriecounty.oh.gov
2. Hover your cursor on the “Departments & Agency” tab
3. Click the “Health and Public Safety” tab
4. Click “Erie County Sheriff”
5. In the left column, click “Jail Statistics New Online”