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Detention Services Bureau

According to the Colorado Revised Statutes, the Sheriff is the custodian of the jail and is responsible for the housing of inmates, transporting prisoners, executing writs and attending to the courts.  The Detention Services Bureau fulfills those obligations.  The bureau consists of 401 sworn and civilian staff members under the direction of Bureau Chief Vince Line.  The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility has been accredited through the American Correctional Association (ACA) since 1991.  The medical unit, which provides medical services to inmates within the facility, has been accredited through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) since 1989.

The detention facility has come a long way since the doors to the one-room jail house in Littleton opened in 1865.  After many years in operation, a new structure was built nearby that accommodated the Sheriff's Office and a much larger jail.  In 1987, a 299,241 square foot detention facility opened at 7375 South Potomac Street, in what is now the City of Centennial, with a bed space capacity of 404.  In 1999, construction began on two additional housing units, followed by occupancy in late 2001 and early 2002.  With expansion and remodeling, the facility now accommodates 1,490 inmates, currently receives an average  of 17,000 arrestees annually and is staffed around the clock by civilian personnel, medical personnel, noncertified deputies and Colorado POST certified deputies.

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Chief Line
Vince Line

Bureau Chief

Ph: 720-874-3406

Detention Facility
7375 S. Potomac St.
Centennial, CO 80112

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