The mission of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division is to provide the highest level of safety, security, and quality of life for those incarcerated in Delaware County. The Jail holds with the upmost regard the protection of the staff, the inmates and the community it serves. All Officers work together as a team to gain the respect of other their peers and the inmates. All Officers are trained to act in the most professional way possible. All Officers are trained to utilize the advantages of technology, professional instruction, and modern techniques to meet the needs of the individual. All Officers work hard to maintain their training, thus moving us towards our mission.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division consists of 58 full-time Officers. Whenever a person is arrested in Delaware County that person is brought to the Delaware County Jail for incarceration. The current facility was opened for business in 1992. The facility was built with 120 beds and in 1996 was double bunked and now has 221 physical beds separated into different blocks. Prisoners held in the Jail range from those charged with offenses such as theft and public intoxication, to offenses of rape, burglary, and murder. Our staff is responsible for the care, custody, and safety of the inmates housed in the jail. The jail is self contained. All laundry services, meal preparation, and most medical and dental services are provided within the Jail.
Although most prisoners stay at the jail for a short period of time, some prisoners may stay the entire time from arrest, through trial, and sentencing. Even after they are sentenced, inmates may stay in the County Jail for an extended time due to bed space at the state institution. The Delaware County Jail averages a daily population ranging from 260 to nearly 300.