Detention Bureau

Barrow County Detention Center
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, Georgia 30680
(770) 307 – 3080

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Please see the Detention FAQ for more information and Important Phone Numbers

The Detention Division of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with the responsibility of providing a safe and secure environment for the inmates, staff, and any contract employees or visitors to the courthouse and detention center.

The Detention Division is comprised of a highly motivated and well-trained team of 102 officers and civilian staff. Division members routinely participate in a variety of community and charitable events, including The Sheriff’s Poker Run and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

The Officers of the Detention Division understand the importance of training. They designed and implemented the Detention Training Officer Program to assist newly hired employees entering the law enforcement profession.

In addition to the primary mission of facility security, Detention Division Officers provide many other security and supervisory services. These include:

•Supervision of Inmate Meals
•Preparing inmates for transport to other facilities
•Receiving inmates arriving from outside facilities
•Inmate escort to Court Services
•Inmate escort and supervision at medical treatment
•Inmate escort and supervision at mental health treatment
•Conducting inmate visitation
•Conducting attorney visitation
•Escort and supervision of inmates to Drug Rehabilitation Services
•Sheriffs Work Detail Program