Our Detention Division consists of a combination of Deputy Sheriffs and Detention Officers who operate and support a modern detention facility constructed in 1991 which houses 168 inmates. In addition to housing individuals on local charges, the Crisp County Detention Center is an approved federal housing facility, contracted to house inmates for the United States Marshals Service and the United States Bureau of Prisons. These contracts allow for savings in operating costs which would otherwise have to be paid for from local funds.
The Detention Officers are responsible for the care, custody, control, and protection of inmate rights. Each new sworn employee is given 160-240 Field Training hours, as well as 80 hours in the Basic Jail Officers Training Course. All Detention Center Officers are required to maintain a minimum of 20 hours annual in-service training. By completing annual in-service training officers receive education to enhance safety and security for themselves as well as the inmates housed at the Detention Center.