IONIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The mission of the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is to provide a professional, ethical, and committed law enforcement service to all citizens of Ionia County while partnering with community leaders, citizens, businesses, and employees to decrease crime and encourage growth within our communities.
As the chief law enforcement officer of Ionia County, the sheriff enforces the laws of the state, supervises the deputy sheriffs, operates the county jail, provides security for the trial courts, enforces marine safety, maintains local criminal records, and serves civil process.
Sheriff Miller has 30 years of law enforcement and administrative experience with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected as Sheriff in 2012 Miller served the citizens of Ionia County as undersheriff, a deputy sheriff, narcotics investigator, sergeant, lieutenant and detective lieutenant. As undersheriff, Miller secured state and federal grant funding to purchase electronic fingerprinting, in-car computers and a mobile records management system that allows the sheriff’s deputies to be more effective and efficient while on patrol. Since being elected to the office of Sheriff, Miller has made a driving simulator and a seat belt convincer available at several community events to demonstrate the necessity of seatbelts firsthand as well as educating young drivers of the dangers of distracted driving. Miller has added a mounted division to the volunteer posse for use during the Ionia Free Fair and other special events throughout the county as well as assisting with search and rescue operations.
Miller graduated from Lansing Waverly High School and Lansing Community College with an associate’s degree in business. He then graduated with his law enforcement degree from the 25th Mid-Michigan Police Academy in Lansing. He received additional law enforcement training at Michigan State University where he was certified in accident reconstruction. Further, Miller completed the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, the 222nd FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and recently the U.S Department of Justice Executive Development Program, National Sheriff’s Institute 105th Class Aurora, Colorado.
Charles was born and raised on the family farm in Montcalm County just south of Crystal. Outside of school, he spent much of his time tending to the livestock and crops. It was there that he learned the value of hard work and began to develop his love for the outdoors.
While growing up, Charles was active in sports, 4-H and events at The Church of the Brethren. He also spent considerable time learning to hunt and fish which was the foundation for the hunter-conservationist philosophy he lives by today.
After graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School in 1991, Charles attended Albion College on a football scholarship. Unfortunately, a football injury brought him back to the family farm. Heavily influenced by his mother’s career as a teacher, Charles understood the value of advancing his education. Consequently, he took classes at Montcalm Community College for a short period of time before moving to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University. In April of 1996, Charles graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. Noll is also a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwest University.
Upon graduation from WMU, Charles began his law enforcement career with the Shepard Police Department. Shortly thereafter, he was hired by the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office where he has worked for the past 20 years. During that time, his scope and responsibility has continued to expand, and Charles has steadily advanced through the ranks of leadership. Charles has worked as a Road Patrol Deputy Sheriff, a Road Patrol Sergeant, was assigned as an undercover Detective and team supervisor with the Central Michigan Enforcement team, was appointed as the ICCIT (SWAT) Team Commander, served as a Detective Sergeant for the Detective Bureau of the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, and currently serves as the Undersheriff of the Ionia County Sheriff’s as well as employee and budgetary responsibilities.
133 Adams Street, Ionia, MI 48846 – Get Directions
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, Records – (616) 527-5737
- Jail/Inmate Information – (616) 527-5390
- Sheriff’s Administration – (616) 527-5383
Other County Law Enforcement Agency Phone Numbers:
- Ionia Public Safety – (616) 527-4431
- Michigan State Police – Lakeview/Ionia Post – 989-352-8444
- Belding Police Department – (616) 794-1900
- Lake Odessa Police Department – (616) 374-8845
- Portland Police Department – (517) 647-7521
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- Empty old pills /tablets from their bottles into a ziplock or plastic bag and the place the bag drectly into drop box. Remove tablets in bubble packages from their boxes. Empty bottles and packages can be disposed of in the regular trash with any names or identifying information removed.
- Liquids should be left in the original container with any names or identifying information removed and placed in a plastic bag before placing in the drop box.
- Needles are not accepted. Check with your pharmacy or physician’s office for possible needle disposal location options. Do not throw them in the trash!