Detention Center

The Facility

The Rowan County Detention Center is a 210 bed, direct supervision facility made up primarily of dormitory style housing units. The Rowan County Detention Center Annex facility can house an additional 160 inmates.  The annex facility is comprised of 4, 40 inmate dormitories.  Both facilities are self-sufficient operations consisting of housing, food service and laundry facilities that maintain a high level of service on a daily basis.


The detention facilities are commanded by  Captain G. M. Hannold, Lieutenant  A. Mackey,  Lieutenant J. Gagliardi, Lieutenant J. Desmond and Lieutenant A. Hackl.  There are 4 squads, each consisting of 1 sergeant, 1 master deputy, and 8 detention officers.  Detention officers are not required to be Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certified, however they must complete Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) training within one year of their hire date.  A 5th squad is assigned administrative/transportation duties and the other 4 are assigned housing/security details. Officers assigned housing/security duties are currently working straight 12 hour shifts on a 2-2, 3-2, 2-2 schedule.  

Personal Items

Personal items for inmates are not accepted at this facility. Tobacco products are prohibited. Inmates are allowed to work, openings permitting, in the kitchen and the laundry and are required to keep their housing units clean. Money can be mailed in the form of a money order, deposited online, or deposited in the kiosk in the lobby at either the main jail or annex locations. Money orders mailed to facility must include the inmate’s ID number along with the name.

Visitation Notice 9/12/2022- 9/20/2022

The Detention Center is installing a new visitation system, and Visitation will be suspended at the Annex until 9/20/2022 during the changeover and will be suspended by the beginning of  the week of 9/12/2022 at the main facility until 9/20/2022.