Jail Division Cuffs

Our Jail and Communications Officers are all cross trained in both fields as well as in E-911 Dispatching .

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry


Shelly Smith

Jail Commander
Rada Griffin
Asst. Jail Commander
John Newman Sr.










  Mike Strader


Functions of a Jail Officer include (but certainly not limited to):

Legal considerations from intake to release, jail security, medical considerations, suicide prevention, abnormal behavior in inmates, admissions and booking, stress management, and the Indiana Department of Corrections Procedures.

A Jail Officer is a composite of what all people are, a mingling of saint and sinner, dust and deity... A Jail Officer, of all people, is at once the most needed and the most unwanted. A Jail Officer is a strangely nameless creature who is "Sir or Mam" to their face and "Fuzz" behind their back. A Jail Officer must be such a diplomat that they can settle differences between individuals so that each will think they won. But... If the Jail Officer is neat, they are conceited; if they are careless, they are a bum. If they are pleasant, they are timid; if they are not, they are a grouch. A Jail Officer must make instant decisions that would require months for a lawyer... A Jail Officer must know everything - and not tell. They must know where all the sin is - and not partake. The Jail Officer must, using only his or her senses, describe an incident, any weapons or contraband involved - and tell you who is responsible. But... If a Jail Officer catches criminal activity, they are lucky; if they don't, they are a dunce. If a Jail Officer gets promoted, they have political pull; if they don't they are a dullard... The Jail Officer must be a minister, social worker, a diplomat, a tough person and a gentle person. And, of course, they'll have to be a genius... For they'll have to feed a family on a Jail Officer's salary.


Photos courtesy of CTC Photos - Clinton, IN.
Updated Apr 01, 2008 By M. Phelps