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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 General Orders


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


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 


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