Manistee County Michigan Sheriff's Department

Jail Administrator E-mail






Lt. Steve Pizzala

(231) 723-8393 Ext. #5121



Steve’s background is in Management he has held management positions in retail, residential, hotel and the resort industries before joining the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. He moved up the ranks from Officer to Corporal then to Sergeant and then to Jail Manager. In 2006 Steve became the owners representative in the development and construction of a 124 bed Correctional Facility that opened its doors in 2010. Steve retired from the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office in 2014 and a week later accepted the position of Jail Administrator here at the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office. Steve has a passion for the field of Corrections and it’s development.




· U. S. Navy Veteran

· Certified Jail Manager through the American Jail Association

· Inaugural Graduate of National Jail Leadership Command Academy

· Graduate of the National Institute of Corrections “Administering the Small Jail” “ The Jail is a Part of County Government” and “Inmate Behavior Management”

· National Sheriff’s Association Graduate “First/ Second Line Supervisor Course”

· Michigan Certified Trainer

· Verbal Defense and Influence Instructor

· Criminal Justice Management Institute Graduate

· Published in American Jails Magazine


Duties & Responsibilities


Oversees Management of Personnel

Preparation and Management of the Correctional Facility Budget

Coordinates Staff Training

Sheriff's Liaison for the Correctional Facility

Creates and Updates Facility Policies and Procedures

Responsible for the Overall Safety and Security of the Correctional Facility


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Last Updated on Friday, 19 May 2017 12:08

Manistee County Sheriff's Office
1525 E. Parkdale Ave
Manistee, Michigan 49660

Non Emergency Calls Only: (231) 723-8393