Sheriff Department

Kent County Correctional Facility

Mission Statement

The Sheriff of Kent County and the Correctional Facility staff are dedicated to the safety and security of the community. The operations of this facility will be governed by the applicable State and Federal laws while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and service to the community.

Responsible inmate behavior will be encouraged by providing fair, impartial and humane treatment for all inmates. The safety and well being of all those incarcerated will be an ongoing objective.

The employees of this facility will be provided with the training, support and supervision necessary to keep a safe and professional environment.

The Correctional Facility is a system of facilities that house the inmates committed to the custody of the Sheriff. In addition to these, the jail always has a small number of inmates out on Writs that are temporarily lodged in other jails or prisons.

The main jail employs the podular and dormitory housing designs to accommodate approximately 1,100 inmates of all security classifications. The facility is programmed for internal security to consist of a combination of direct and indirect supervision.

We are one of the few facilities in the country to have three state-of the-art integrated computer systems working simultaneously. We employ a Jail Management System which ties in with our live scan Identix fingerprint and Video Mugshot systems.

Selected Performance Measures (PDF) »