The mission of the Payette County Detention Facility is to ensure public safety by the secure detention of those persons committed to our custody. We will also ensure that those persons committed to our custody are provided a safe and humane environment with treatment consistent toward that end.
The Sheriff must ensure the County Detention Facility is used only the following purposes:
- The detention of persons who have been committed to the Detention Facility to secure their attendance as witnesses in criminal cases;
- The detention of persons charged with a crime(s) and committed to the Detention Facility awaiting trial;
- The confinement of persons committed for contempt of court, upon civil processes or by other authority of law;
- The confinement of persons sentenced to imprisonment in the Detention Facility upon criminal conviction
The Payette County Detention Facility is located at the Payette County Courthouse at 1130 3rd Avenue North, Payette. The Payette County Detention Facility is a 26-Bed facility, built in 1972. The population of Payette County has increased 50.4% since 1972. It is expected to grow an additional 35% in the next 20 years. This has directly affected our space in the Payette County Detention Facility.
In February of 1999, a Jail Bond was passed for $1.95 million dollars. Sheriff Barowsky then oversaw the addition and renovation of the existing Detention Facility. The total square footage is approximately 12, 756. The addition includes an additional 52 beds, along with a laundry area, kitchen facility, a cafeteria/multi-purpose area, and a medical exam/breath testing room. A new visitation area was added along with an attorney/client visiting room