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Detentions Facility

The Gilpin County Detentions Division consists of the Jail, Court Security, Transportation, and alternate inmate sentencing programs.  The Gilpin County Justice Center was opened in September 1995.  Detentions was the first to move into the new Justice Center with the Patrol Division arriving in the second phase and then the Gilpin County Dispatch Center in the third phase.


The jail was originally designed for housing of 55 inmates which increased to 96 after modifications were made to the existing facility in 2017.  The Detentions Division has 18 full time sworn employees, 1 part time sworn employee, 4 full time civilian Community Service Officers.  Jail medical services is provided by Southern Health Partners, Inc.  The jail food services and senior meals program is supervised and administered by Summit Food Service, LLC. 


Jail operations and guidelines have been recently restructured in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Policies and procedures have been changed to adhere to Federal CDC and Colorado Heath Department guidelines for the health and safety of inmates, visitors and staff.  The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Jefferson/Gilpin County Public Health Office to provide a Covid-19 vaccine to any inmate choosing to participate. 


The purpose of the Gilpin County Detention Facility is to protect the public by incarcerating, in a cost-effective manner, accused and adjudicated adult offenders in a safe, secure and humane facility in order to: 


  • Assure court appearances of those accused of unlawful behavior prior to adjudication.

  • Administer court-ordered sanctions to those convicted of crimes.

  • Participate in the coordination of the criminal justice system.


The philosophy of the Gilpin County Detention Facility is based on the following assumptions: 


  •   Incarceration is punishment, in and of itself.

  •   All inmates and staff will be held accountable for their actions.

  •  The opportunity for community integration for accused and adjudicated offenders will be offered through humane programs and services.


Personnel of the Gilpin County Detention Facility are trained according to Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T), American Jail Association (AJA), and National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO).  Staff are committed to operating the facility to assure the preservation of the basic human rights of the incarcerated as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Colorado, the federal laws, and the policies and procedures of the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office. 


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Jail Phone Number:

(303) 582-1060


Visiting Hours:

Saturday:     9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

                     2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday:       9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

                     2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday:      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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