County through compassionate, personal care and superior service, a positive environment for our citizens, families, and employees, collaboration for better services and organizational vitality and fiscal responsibility. We will accomplish our mission by applying these shared values:
To always place the needs of our citizens and their families first.
To recognize each person's uniqueness, and provide them the highest quality law enforcement service in a warm, respectful and friendly manner regardless of race, gender, creed, age or financial status.
Education and Research
To support community programs and safety education that promote innovation and progress.
To provide community policing and educational programs and classes.
To promote and support education and learning opportunities for our employees.
Personal and Professional Growth
To enhance the delivery of primary law enforcement and specialty care through the development of selected areas of specialties in law.
To educate, recruit, and retain high quality, dedicated law enforcement professionals.
To maintain up-to-date facilities and advanced technology.
To promote a positive working environment so all employees can seek the highest level of quality in their jobs and be recognized as a vital part of our office.
To cooperatively involve our community in the careful planning and growth of a progressive, responsive and efficient law enforcement system to meet the needs of a changing community.
To deliver cost-effective service and, where practical, work cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Mecosta County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 231-592-0156 to ask for special consideration.