801 Fairground Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445
The Detention Center opened in 1994 as a new, 84 bed non-smoking facility.
There are 13 sworn peace officers in the Detention Division.
- One commander
- Two sergeants
- Ten detention deputies
- One kitchen supervisor
Currently, a 12 hour work schedule is used on a three month rotating basis.
Our Detention Deputies perform a variety of duties in addition to supervising inmates, such as warrant service/arrest, transport of inmates, supervision of out of facility work crews and work with the Special Response Team.
The Detention Center has an excellent computer based jail management system that includes video imaging and a Live scan fingerprint machine. Detention Deputies supervise an extensive Programs Participation for Inmates, which teaches substance abuse, living skills, anger management and adult basic education to prepare inmates for success once released.
Detention Deputies have year round training in areas ranging from mental illnesses, to riot control, to legal issues, to meet the needs of a constantly changing population of diverse individuals.