Jail Operations

Our Detention Division consists of a combination of Deputy Sheriffs and Detention Officers who operate and support a modern detention facility constructed in 1991.This 224-bed facility has all modern security systems, medical services, holding cells, suicide watch, four isolation cells, and an intoxication tank. Included in the design is a secure sally port for inmate intake, and an interior visitation area, with a phone extension at each window for conversations.
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.
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the operation of a facility that will meet state standards and for the preservation of basic human rights of the inmate populations by the Constitution of the United States of America.

Detention Center First Lieutenant: Corey Kennedy

First Lieutenant Corey Kennedy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but graduated High school in Tift County, Georgia, in 2006. After graduation, he joined the United States Army as a Military Policeman. He was stationed in Mannheim, Germany where he was assigned to the 272nd Military Police Company. In 2007, he deployed to Kalsu, Iraq, where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom during a 15-month deployment. After his deployment was finished, he was reassigned to The Military Police Company in West Point, New York, where he served on the Honor Guard.

Lieutenant Kennedy returned to Tifton, Georgia in 2011 and began his career with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office in 2012. He started his career in detention and was certified as a peace officer in 2013. During his tenure at the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, he served on the patrol division where he gained the rank of Sergeant and became a general law enforcement instructor.

Lieutenant Kennedy joined the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office in December 2023. He was promoted in 2024 to First Lieutenant to serve as the Jail Administrator. He has maintained numerous hours of law enforcement and leadership training.