The Saline County Detention Center is under the leadership of Jail Administrator Lieutenant Brett Carpenter.
Lieutenant Brett Carpenter
The mission of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center in partnership with the community is to operate the county jail in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. It is a core function of the jail to be fiscally prudent while providing continuous monitoring for inmate and staff safety.
The purpose of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center is to provide a detention facility that is secure and safe and where the rights of inmates are protected. It is the goal of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office to establish an environment of respect and dignity toward inmates and to strive for staff sensitivity toward persons under their care.
The responsibilities for inmate care and officer safety are tremendous. Correctional Officers are responsible for facility security by overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to serve time in jail. One way to achieve this is to instill the mindset that all Correctional Officers are to conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner to all persons who enter the facility.
While there are no face to face visits here at the Saline County Detention Center, (attorneys and clergy exception), there are two options a family member has in order to speak with someone incarcerated in the Saline County Jail. The first option is to call 303-5642 Monday thru Friday (8am to 4pm) to make an appointment for a Saturday or Sunday visit. The visitation time for the weekend visits is in 15 minute increments 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm.
The second option can be through the Homewav video visitation. The Saline County Detention Center has implemented a system that creates a more convenient way for inmates to communicate and visit their family members all without the family member having to drive to the jail facility. Effective May of 2014, the detention center installed the HOMEWAV system which will allow visitation seven days a week from 8:00am until 10:00pm using your home computer, smart phone or tablet. Anyone who would like to utilize the HOMEWAV system will need to go to www.homewav.com and set up an account. Questions regarding the set up process must be directed to HOMEWAV at 1-877-241-7559. Once the account has been set up, the detainee’s name will show on the monitor inside of the pod where he or she is housed. There will be no need to call the detention center to ask for a deputy to notify your loved one. The cost is $1.00 to set up your account and $0.50 per minute. Since this is a new process, there may be adjustments made in the early stages. We ask for your patience as we make this transition.