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Division Overview

The Detention Center of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of 35 full-time Detention Officers and Deputies. The Detention Center has a capacity of 194 inmate beds. The Detention Center holds both pre-trial detainees and formally sentenced offenders. Sentenced offenders may be required to serve their time in the county jail or the state Department of Corrections. 

Detention Center Population

The Canadian County Detention Center had an average daily population of approximately 300 inmates in 2017. Due to overpopulation in the Detention Center, inmates are also housed in the Grant, Dewey, Washita, Ellis, and Pottawatomie County detention facilities. There were approximately 4,000 inmates processed through the Canadian County Detention Center in 2017.

Medical Services

The Detention Center contracts with a private medical vendor who supplies daily medical services including a full-time nurse, access to a doctor for regular visits and primary mental health services for inmate medical needs.

Jail Training Program

Detention Center officers and deputies must complete authorized jail training programs to perform their duties. The training program is designed to ensure proper monitoring and provide effective instruction throughout the new recruit’s training in accordance with Federal and State laws. Each member of the Detention Center is required to complete yearly compliance training in Oklahoma Jail Standards. In addition, officers are trained in many other areas pertaining to their work environment, safety and security, and job-related duties. Officers receive training in handcuffing, chemical weapons, and defensive tactics. Detention Deputies must also complete annual required CLEET training.

Salary & Benefits

Starting Salary for a Step 1 Detention Officer in 2019 is $15.94 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include health insurance for the employee with an option to purchase coverage for family members at a competitive price, membership in the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, vacation, sick leave, 401k employer sharing plan.

Detention Officer Job Description and Duties

The position of Detention Officer is an entry level position of the Canadian County jail. It falls under the direct supervision of the Detention Supervisor, Assistant Jail Administrator, and the jail Administrator. 

Detention Officers and Detention Deputies are under the direct supervision of the shift supervisors. Detention staff must have the flexibility to respond to crisis situations and make a split second decision; possess the physical ability to restrain or assist in the restraint of hostile inmates; possess computer knowledge sufficient to operate the detention facility's computer systems; possess administrative proficiency to ensure proper accountability of inmates property, funds, and the care taking of the inmate population. Comply with all policies and procedures set forth by the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and the Detention Administrator. Duty examples are but not limited to;

  1. Providing for the legal admission and release of all prisoners booked into the Canadian County Detention Center
  2. Accurately identifying all prisoners
  3. Maintaining discipline of all prisoners
  4. Searching prisoners and their quarters according to the guidelines for contraband, drugs, and weapons
  5. Administering all detention programs
  6. Providing medical services, according to guidelines for the inmates
  7. Providing under established procedures, social services to the inmates that include counseling, visitation, clergy, attorneys, and mail privileges
  8. Being responsible for the cleanliness of inmates, their clothing, and their environment
  9. Providing food service for the inmates
  10. Securing all personal cash and property according to guidelines
  11. Providing for a safe environment for the inmates and immediately abating any hostile actions
  12. Segregating males inmates from female inmates
  13. Segregating adult inmates from juveniles inmates
  14. Aiding in carrying out the decisions and orders of the court
  15. Providing for transportation of inmates as required
  16. Report any safety or security problems within the facility to the shift supervisor
  17. Supervise inmate workers who deliver inmate meals
  18. Supervise inmate workers doing custodial work in the detention center
  19. Routinely conduct inmate checks for the safety and security as well as checking for illness or injury
  20. Maintain general medical records on inmates 
  21. Be observant for the introduction of any contraband into the facility
  22. Supervise inmate visiting
  23. Encourage inmates to maintain good personal hygiene
  24. Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions provided in written or oral form in dealing with problems
  25. Ability to meet and deal effectively with others
  26. Ability to work steadily and quickly 
  27. Ability to work with minimum supervision
  28. Knowledge of emergency procedures and implementation

Click here to Apply to be a Detention Officer

To find out if someone has been booked in our detention center, call 405-422-3188.

To find a licensed bondsman in Canadian County

For Inmate Visitation Rules 

For Inmate Handbook of Rules

Money may be added to an inmate's account by;

  1. Phone (866)797-5578
  2. On-line at Tiger Commissary
  3. Deposit in the Kiosk in the Detention Center visitation lobby
  4. Commissary items also may be ordered by anyone on-line for delivery to an inmate in the Canadian County jail at Tiger Commissary

Inmates may communicate with others by letter or email at Smart Communications