This Bureau is under the command of an assigned Lieutenant who reports directly to the Captain for the Detention Services Division. The Housing Services Bureau is comprised of Housing, Classification, Jail Investigations and the Inmate Worker Program.
Housing - The detention facility is located in Camp Verde where there are total of 644 adult beds comprise six (6) podular housing units. Originally opened in 1989, subsequent remodels and expansions in 1997 and 2003 have brought the Camp Verde facility to its current state-of-the-art operational level. This facility includes a modern infirmary, which is equipped with an x-ray lab, dental office, pharmacy, treatment/exam rooms and negative airflow cells. The infirmary has a capacity of 23 adult beds to provide current medical, social and behavioral health services. This facility was designed to minimize inmate movement through the facility by delivering services to the inmates at or near their housing units.
Included in the design of the facility is a comprehensive surveillance system, enhanced visitation center, improved inmate programs facilities, and a modern Intake/Booking area.
As part of the 2003 expansion of the existing facility, a 44-bed facility for juveniles remanded to the adult court system was planned. A portion of the funding for the remanded juvenile facility was provided through a grant (CJJIP III) from the County Juvenile Jail Improvement Program from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC).
Classification - Classification is an objective process by which inmates are systematically subdivided into categories for safety and security purposes. The classification officers act as risk management personnel, evaluating risks the inmate may pose to the security of the facility, safety of staff, along with the needs of inmates. Many factors including, but not limited to current and previous arrest history, institutional behavioral history, psychological history, and vulnerability are taken into consideration.
Jail Investigations - The Investigations and Intelligence Unit increases the safety and security of the inmates, facility, staff, and community through the investigation of all criminal offenses that occur within the detention facilities. The unit investigates all gang activity, provides documentation for classification purposes and disseminates criminal intelligence information gathered within the detention facility to the appropriate Law Enforcement Agency. The Unit strives to ensure all information and/or incidents are investigated as thoroughly as possible, and all leads are exhausted in order to maintain an environment as safe as possible for all involved.
Inmate Worker Program - The Inmate Worker Program is comprised of male and female inmate volunteers, who serve as laborers both inside, and outside of the facility. Work assignments inside the facility include kitchen, laundry, janitorial, and painting. Outside workers may be assigned to wash vehicles, grounds maintenance, highway clean-up, and preparing meals for senior citizens. The program assists the county by reducing labor costs. In turn, the inmates benefit by diminishing idle time and earning a small wage.