(989) 354-9830 sheriff@alpenacounty.org


The mission of the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard the lives and property of

the people within our county. We perform our law enforcement and custody duties with

honor and integrity in order to guard the public trust. Our highly trained and competent

workforce demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism.

We will ensure fair and equal administration of the law, safeguard civil liberties and

preserve public safety with professionalism and unity of purpose while being good stewards

of the public’s trust.

Sheriff Erik W. Smith

Employment Opportunities

Current Inmates


The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office proudly announces the opening of the new office location at 4900 M-32 W, Alpena, MI 49707.  All inmates are housed at the new facility. The Johnson St. facility is closed.

Services conducted and now available at the new office on M-32 include:
Administrative Offices
Road Patrol
Animal Control
SOR Verification
License to Purchase applications
Gun Permits
Information requests

A virtual tour of the new Sheriff’s Office and Jail can be found on the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Website and Facebook page.


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