Clay County Detention Center
Sheriff Eddie Scott and his Jail Administration personnel have implemented a plan to achieve accreditation of the Jail by the American Correctional Association (ACA).
Achieving ACA accreditation demonstrates that the Clay County Detention Center has competent and well trained personnel, has a safe environment for staff and inmates, and most importantly, has established measurable criteria for grading performance and upgrading operations.Sheriff Eddie Scott and his Jail Administration personnel have implemented a plan to achieve acceditation of the Jail by the American Correctional Association (ACA).
ACA accreditation is important as the Jail has recently undergone an expansion that increases its capacity to house up to 160 inmates. All construction has been carried out by inmate labor under close supervision by Jail Personnel thus keeping costs to the county very low.
Sheriff Scott’s ongoing efforts to achieve ACA certification positions the jail to operate more efficiently under set guidelines that will ultimately reduce the county's exposure to lawsuits which translates to lower insurance costs.
The mission of the Clay County Detention Center is to provide and promote public safety through efficient and effective offender custody, care control, and treatment consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards.
The Clay County Detention Center is a professional agency that adheres to the values of integrity, honesty, and openness in all of its practices. In law enforcement, we believe the safety of the public is of the utmost importance and fundamental to our mission. Recognizing that people make an organization, we value all of our employees and are committed to their professional development and well being. We are committed to assisting offenders in becoming productive law-abiding citizens. As a law enforcement agency, we provide excellence in public service and strive to continually improve on it.