The new Kendall County Detention Center is a 102-bed facility under the command of a Lieutenant (often referred to as a Jail Administrator). There are two Sergeants and four Corporals who supervise each of the four shifts. The Sheriff's office currently employs 31 detention officers who staff these shifts. In addition, there is one detention officer who supervises the jail kitchen, an inmate services officer, and detention projects corporal.
The primary duty of the jail is to serve the community by providing a safe, secure facility where the inmates are treated with dignity and respect and learn to be accountable for their actions. The jail can house inmates accused of misdemeanor or felony charges and they can be held there pending the outcome of their trial. Typically, inmates sentenced to jail will serve up to one year, while inmates sentenced to over one year will be sent to a Texas Department of Corrections or a State Jail Facility.
The Mission of the Kendall County Adult Detention Facility (Kendall County Jail) is to maintain social order and provide professional jail services within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits. Kendall County will enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both statutory and judicial limitations relating to the confinement and constitutional rights of all persons. Kendall County Jail recognizes that no facility can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to facilitate the maximum use of its resources.