Detentions Compliance Division

General Information

Detentions Compliance Division encompasses Accreditation, Contract Compliance, and Detox operations. The Accreditation Unit is responsible for maintaining accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC),  maintaining policies and procedures that direct operations within the Detention Bureau, oversight and maintenance of all Detention Bureau Standard Operating Procedures, as well as Roll Call Training.   

This section consists of sworn and civilian personnel who review the proofs of compliance documentation for detention  standards and ensure the Sheriff’s Office remains in compliance.

The  Compliance Division is also has oversight of contracted services such as food service and the medical provider. Our on-site contracted medical provider is capable of performing most medical and dental procedures. When inmates require more extensive or intricate care, they are transported to an appropriate medical facility. These inmates remain under the direct supervision of a deputy sheriff.  Qualified and professional medical staff work in CJC 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Medical Unit staff members include management staff, physicians, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPNs, Medical Assistants, dentist, dental technician, medical records staff, mental health clinicians, psychiatrist and psychologist.

The Director of Compliance is also responsible for oversight of the El Paso County Community Detox Facility (Detox) located adjacent to CJC.  The Detox facility is a safe and effective continuum of care for citizens in need of substance abuse and addiction treatment services in El Paso County.  The Detox facility is staffed with experienced and qualified Detox Specialists and Shift Supervisors, who report to the Detox Director, all under oversight of the Director of Compliance.

The accreditation process offers the opportunity to evaluate operations against national standards, remedy deficiencies, and upgrade the quality of correctional and law enforcement programs and services.

The healthcare staff at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Center (CJC) provide emergency, preventive, and chronic care for all inmates regardless of legal custody status. Also, care is provided regardless of the ability to pay a co-pay fee allowed by Colorado Revised Statute.