The Jail Administrator (Assistant Chief Deputy) supervises the operation of a 1788-bed jail consisting of a linear-style jail, a direct supervision popular jail and a pre-trial facility. He establishes operating policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure efficient operation of the facility, the safety of staff, and proper care of inmates, who are assigned to the units based upon their age, offense and prior criminal history.
The Detention Division currently has four Captains whose duties include implementing jail policy over their respective sections: the linear jail, the direct-supervision jail, the pre-trial facility, and the support section of the jail, which includes the book-in, property, classification, transport, bonds, records and front desk operations. There are six Lieutenants, whose duties include direct implementation and supervision of those policies: one for the linear jail, two for the direct supervision jails, one for the pre-trial facility, and one for support. In addition, numerous Sergeants and Corporals supervise two 12-hour shifts of Detention Officers.
DENTON COUNTY JAIL MISSION STATEMENT
Whereas, the Sheriff of Denton County is responsible for the safe operation and security of the Denton County Jail, and whereas, the Denton County Jail staff is committed to the preservation of the basic human rights and dignity of the inmate population, as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Be it known, that the staff of the Denton County Jail will ensure a high standard of safety and security for the community, detention officers, and inmates. The staff of the Denton County Jail will maintain programs, available to every inmate that will encourage and foster self-respect and dignity. Every measure will be undertaken to ensure each inmate of the Denton County Detention receives fair and humane care in a safe environment.