The detention section serves at the direction of the detention section captain and detention section lieutenant and is primarly tasked with managing day-to-day operations of the county's only jail - Sweetwater County Detention Center.
Built in 2005, Sweetwater County Detention Center is a state-of-the-art facility housing all persons arrested or incarcerated in Sweetwater County as well as those inmates-in-transit from across the state (and sometimes from across the country). Our facility features a maximum prisoner capacity of over 200 inmates and is one of only four county facilites across the state with a separate juvenile holding facility (which is legally required to house juvenile inmates).
Sweetwater County Detention Center is a large and complex operation staffed by over 50 Sheriff's Office employees including approximately 20 state-certified detention officers, 10 control-room operators (for around-the-clock coverage) and numerous support staff (such as various administrative, transport and medical personnel).
Sweetwater County Detention Center is located at:
50140 US Highway 191 South
Rock Springs WY 82901
To get to the Detention Center, take exit 99 from Interstate 80 onto US Highway 191 South and proceed south 1.4 miles on Hwy 191 (the jail will be on your right).
For more information about Sweetwater County Detention Center, please contact central control by phone at (307) 352-4911 or central booking at (307) 352-4935.