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Can you direct me to jail policy development resources and examples of jail policy and procedure manuals?

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Question:

I need to revise our jail policy and procedure manual. Can you direct me to resources that will help me? I'd also like to see any jail policy manuals that are available.

Answer:

Some jail-specific policy examples and resources are provided below. As always, there are no such things as ideal or perfect polices, so you can review examples but make sure the revision you build in to your manual reflect your needs, statutes, prevailing case law, and prevailing professional practices. The American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities as well as their Core Jail Standards, make a good basis for jail policies.

Here are some NIC general resources for jail policy development:

On-line Jail Policies and Procedures:

Anchorage (AK) Police Department Polices and Procedures

Arkansas County (AR) Sheriff's Procedure Manual

Pima County (AZ) Sheriff's Department Rules and Regulations

Bernalillo County (CA) Sheriff's Department Rules and Procedures

Calaveras County (CA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff's Department Manual of Policy and Procedures

Monterey County (CA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

San Diego County (CA) Sheriff's Department Policy and Procedures Manual

Santa Cruz County (CA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Boulder County (CO) Jail Policy Manual

El Paso County (CO) Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedure

Morgan County (CO) Sheriff's Office Administration Policy and Procedure Manual

Leon County (FL) Jail Standard Operating Procedures

Florida Law Enforcement Handbook: Miami-Dade (FL) County Edition

Monroe County (FL) Sheriff's Office

Gwinnett County (GA) Detention Division Policies and Procedures (Direct Supervision)

Woodbury County (IA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Ada County (ID) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Idaho (ID) Sheriff's Association Minimum Jail Standards

Coles County (IL) Sheriff's Office S.O.P.

Sedgwick County (KS) Sheriff's Office Policies

Kentucky (KY) Association of Counties Jail Policy Model

Lafayette Parish (LA) Sheriff Jail Policies

Calvert County (MD) Sheriff's Office Administrative & Operational Manual

Dorchester County (MD) Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures

Kent County Sheriff's Office Administrative and Operations Manual

Genesee County (MI) Office of the Sheriff Policies and Procedures

Isanti County (MN) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Clay County (MO) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Daviess/Dekalb County (MO) Regional Jail Policy and Procedure Manual

Montgomery County (NC) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Office of the Sheriff Camden County (NJ) Manual of Rules and Regulations

Office of the Sheriff Camden County (NJ) General Orders

New York City (NY) Department of Corrections Directives

Erie County (OH) Jail Policies and Procedures

Ohio County (OH) Sheriff's Manual 

Ross County (OH) Jail Rules and Regulations

Columbia County (OR) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Jackson County (OR) Sheriff's Office Manual and Policies

Lincoln County (OR) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

County of Allegheny (PA) Constable Handbook

Pennington County (SD) Sheriff's Office Jail Policies

Tennessee (TN) Sheriff's Handbook

Bell County (TX) Sheriff's Office General Orders

Parker County (TX) Sheriff's Office General Orders Manual

Uintah County (UT) Sheriff's Department Policy Manual

Campbell County (VA) Sheriff's Office General Orders

Buckley City (WA) Jail Manual of Policies and Procedures

Clallam County (WA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Jefferson County (WA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

King County (WA) Sheriff's Office General Orders Manual

Deschutes County (WA) Sheriff's Office Manual 

Pierce County (WA) Sheriff's Department Policy Manual

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Policy Manual

Spokane County (WA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Thurston County (WA) Sheriff's Office Policy Manual