The Detention Division consists of 35 employees. This includes the Medical Department and the contracted Food Service Company. The walker County Jail is responsible for housing pre-trial inmates and those that are currently sentenced to the Department of Corrections. The Walker County Jail currently has a daily population averaging 200 inmates. The Sheriff, Jail Administrator, and Detention Staff are responsible for the operation and control of the Jail. We strive to act fairly and humanely according to the laws of Georgia in maintaining the safety and security, for staff members, civilians, and all inmates.
Upon arrival, the inmate must go through the booking process, which is the same for everyone regardless of the charge. Inmates will be given the opportunity to use the telephone once the booking process is completed to contact their family, attorney, and/or a bondsman. The Walker County Jail is a smoke-free facility, and any tobacco products, lighters, or matches are strictly prohibited inside the Jail.
All Detention Officers must successfully complete the required Georgia P.O.S.T. Jail Officer Training upon employment and are required to attend training on an annual basis. Even though the Walker County Jail is an older facility, we are able to maintain the fire safety codes and the department of health codes set forth by the State of Georgia.
The Detention Officers work alternating 12-hour shifts that consist of 2 different day and 2 different night shifts. Each shift has a shift supervisor, if anyone has any questions regarding the operations of the jail 24/7. Any questions regarding the operations can be directed to the Jail Administrator Captain Anthony Gilleland (706) 638-1909 ext.237.
Links of interest for inmates’ family and friends are listed below.