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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 (AR) County Sheriff's Procedure Manual

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

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

Monterey (CA) Monterey County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

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

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

Boulder (CO) County Jail Policy Manual

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

Montezuma County (CO) Montezuma County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Morgan County (CO) Morgan County Sheriffs Office Administration Policy and Procedure Manual

Leon County (FL) Jail Standard Operating Procedures

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

Polk County (FL) Polk County General Orders Manual 

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

Woodbury (IA) County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Idaho (ID) Sheriff's Association Minimum Jail Standards

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

Kentucky (KY) Association of Counties Jail Policy Mode

Lafayette (LA) Parish Sheriff Jail Policies

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

Kent County (MD) Kent County Sheriff’s Office Administrative and Operations Manual 

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

Isanti County (MN) Isanti County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Clay County (MO) Clay County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

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

Montgomery County (NC) Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

New York City (NY) Department of Corrections Department Directives

Erie (OH) County Jail Policies and Procedures

Ross (OH) County Jail Rules and Regulations

Scioto County (OH) Jail Policies and Procedures

Columbia County (OR) Columbia County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Lincoln County (OR) Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

County of Allegheny (PA) Constable Handbook

Pennington (SD) County Sheriff's Office--Jail Policies

Tennessee (TN) Sheriff's Handbook

Bell County (TX) Bell County Sheriff's Office General Orders

Uintah (UT) County Sheriff's Department Policy Manual

Buckley (WA) City JailManual of Policies and Procedures

Clallam County (WA) Clallam County Sheriff's Office Clallam County SO Policy Manual

Spokane (WA) County Sheriff's Office Policy Manual

Thurston County (WA) Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Policy Manual

Calumet (WI) County Jail Policy and Procedure Manual

Natrona (WY) County Policies and Procedures


The following jail policy and procedure manuals are available by contacting the NIC Information Center Help Desk or calling 800 877-1461.

  • Davidson County (TN) Jail Policies. Document ID: 023675

  • Larimer County (CO) Detention Center Policy and Procedures and Post Orders. Document ID: 023916

  • Louisville Metro (KY) Department of Corrections Policy Manual. Document ID: 025267

  • Olmsted County (MN) Adult Detention Policy and Procedure Manual. Document ID: 025896

  • Pima County (AZ) Adult Detention Center Policy and Procedures. Document ID: 024024 

  • Bernalillo County (NM) Metro Detention Center. Document ID: 021128

  • Broomfield City/County (CO) Detention Center: Directives, Forms,Inmate Handbook, Post Orders. Document ID: 018320


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