| The Sheriff is responsible for the operation of the Delta County Detention Facility (Jail). The Detention Facility's annual budget is over $1.5 million. This includes: salaries of 18 Detention Deputies, three Court Security Deputies, four Work Release Deputies, three culinary staff, medical services, food, and everything to operate two 24/7 facilities.
The dedicated County employees are entrusted with the care and safekeeping of all detainees waiting the outcome of their cases or those finishing their sentences.
The Delta Detention Facility was completed in 1986 and the off-site Work Release Facility in 2004. The Detention Facility has the ability to hold 73 male and female detainees and the Work Release Facility 25 male sentenced work release detainees.
However, the 73 at the Detention Facility are dependant on gender for specific areas. The Facility was originally designed to hold 44, and through creative modifications, 18 cells have been modified for double bunks. The higher numbers increase stresses among detainees and complicates housing of codefendants or involved detainees.
| Contact Information
555 Palmer Street, 2nd Floor
Delta, CO 81416
P.O. Box 172
Delta, CO 81416
Ph: (970) 874-2021
Fx: (970) 874-2027
Work Release: (970) 874-5911
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| The average daily population in the Detention Facility for 2009 was approximately 48, and at the Work Release Facility approximately 15. With the assistance of the courts and other agencies, we have been able to move detainees more quickly than in previous years.
The average length of stay for an individual in 2009 was approximately 27 days. Our culinary staff managed a tight budget and was able to serve 58,200 meals in 2009 at a cost of $1.78 per meal. We have had many technological updates in the Facility so that security and efficiency are increased.
The surveillance camera system was recently modified for real time recording 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Telephone systems are recorded and monitored as needed, and finances are kept through the Cobra Banker System.
It is our mission as professional Detention Deputies to provide a safe, secure, humane and constitutional care facility for pretrial detainees, and sentenced detainees.
Detention Facility Staff
The building houses sentenced inmates whom a judge has determined are not a threat to the community, and this allows the inmate to maintain employment during their sentence. Each detainee is required to pay $20 a day that they depart for work. In 2009 the average daily population was 15. The Work Release Facility generated $102,119 in work release fees.
The Delta County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Transports Across Colorado (TAC). TAC enables the Department to transport detainees to and from our facility at a lower cost to the taxpayers, than if we were to have to do all our own transports. This program has been very beneficial in promoting team work with departments across Colorado. This program, North-West Transport program, and the cooperative efforts of transport teams on the Western Slope, have saved thousands of dollars.
All detainees of the facility are issued an "Inmate's Guide to Adjustment" in either English or Spanish, upon entering. This Guide gives details to the detainee's rights, responsibilities and possible consequences for violation of rules.
Fingerprinting is available daily between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., with possible delays during the following hours:
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