The Daviess County Detention Center is staffed by approximately eight-five professionally trained deputies and employees. After being provided with a conditional offer of employment, a background investigation is completed and drug and alcohol testing is conducted on each applicant.
After being hired, deputies receive at least 80 hours of training, approximately 20 hours of orientation and 60 hours of classroom, before entering the Field Training Program. The program is self-paced to allow the deputies to learn each of their responsibilities and skills before taking the oath of office from the Jailer.
After their initial training, our staff must receive at least 24 hours of training, annually. We also provide specialty opportunities to include: Weapons, Special Response, Defensive Tactics, Pepper Spray, CPR/First Aid and others. The Training Supervisor also offers in-service, remedial and ongoing training throughout the year.
Because the facility has an average daily population of over 700 county, federal and state inmates, our staff members work as a team to face the challenges. The team approach allows our more experienced members, Field Training Deputies, and supervisors to mentor our newest members. Together, we work to keep the inmates and community safe - inside and out!