Inmate Roster Software Update

Due to the Wichita County software changeover, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Roster will not be accurate. The software changeover is expected to be complete on Monday, July 15th. We will post when the update is complete and the site is back up and running. Sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding.

Holiday Visitation Schedule

Holiday Visitation Schedule:

Tuesday December 25th visitation will be moved to Friday December 28th.

Tuesday January 1st visitation will be moved to Monday December 31st.

Visitation will be for inmates with the last name beginning with A – L in General Population

Visitation hours will be from 8AM to 8PM with sign up ending at 7PM.

If you have any questions please call us at 940-766-8170.

WCSO Hiring Event

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hiring event on April 7th at the Wichita County Courthouse from 10a-2p.  The event will focusing on hiring Detention Officers. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals.  Those who have the aptitude and sense of commitment, those who want to help their community, and those who want to make a difference.

A career with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office offers; challenge, excitement, teamwork, and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, and career development, opportunities for promotion, and competitive salary and benefits.

Visit the Career Opportunities page for more information on the position, application process and to print off and complete the Personal History Statement and Job Application prior to the event.

Sheriff’s Office Career Fair

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office has positions available for Detention Officer. This position opens doors within the Criminal Justice system and can be used as a stepping stone into Law Enforcement. Wichita County offers a benefits package, opportunities for career growth, and TCOLE Certification. Please bring copies of High School Diploma or GED, College Transcripts, DD-214, Birth Certificate, Drivers License and Social Security card. Applications may be downloaded and completed prior at www.wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org under the CAREER OPPORTUNITIES page.Male and Female Veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Please Contact the WCSO Recruiter, Deputy Brien Conner, at 940-766-8100 ext.8678 or email brien.conner@co.wichita.tx.us

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July 4th Jail Visitation Schedule

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The Wichita County Detention center will have an amended visitation schedule for the 4th of July holiday.  Both Downtown Facility as well as the Jail Annex facility will adhere to this change.

Tuesday’s  (July 4th) visitation day will be moved to Monday July 3rd from 8-8. Normal visitation will resume Wednesday July 5th.

2005 Facility Needs Analysis

In 2005 the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) performed a Facility Needs Analysis on the Wichita County Jail. Some of the highlights in this document from 12 years ago:

  • Wichita County currently operates at or above their current female capacity
  • the age and limited size of the intake and processing area could become costly for the county to maintain and staff intensive to operate
  • More specifically we recommend:
    • choose a site sufficient for growth
    • design a jail that is truly expandable
    • provide adequate service and support space in the initial design to allow for future expansion

In the past 12 years, the age and limited size of the intake and processing area, along with associated maintenance and staffing, has not changed. Nothing has addressed the fact that it is “not sufficient for a 625 bed jail.” None of the other items TCJS identified have resolved themselves either.

You can read the entire document below.

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