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Security Services

The Security Services Section of the Canyon County Sheriff's Office includes Inmate Control, Courts and Transports, Detention Alternatives and a Medical Unit.  These units are under the direction of Captain Daren Ward.  Captain Ward holds an Idaho Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Management Certificate and is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command College.

Inmate Control

Inmate Control is the largest unit in the Sheriff's Office, with over 70 Deputies, nine Corporals and six Sergeants assigned to its operation.  Also included in Inmate Control is Inmate Classifications which, based on interviews and records checks, determines appropriate housing assignments for inmates.  Operating in tandem, these units work to keep the Canyon County Detention Center a safe environment for its inmate population and deputies alike.  Lt. Andrew Kiehl supervises the Inmate Control unit.  Lt. Kiehl holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University, an Idaho POST Supervisor Certificate and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command College.

Detention Alternatives

Detention Alternatives has become an integral component of the Security Services Section.  The Detention Alternatives section consists of the Work Release, Sheriff’s Inmate Labor Detail (SILD), Intensive Community Supervision and Pre-Trial Release programs. The Detention Alternatives section, along with the Supply Office and the Courts and Transports section, are supervised by Lt. Eric Miller.


Courts & Transports

The Courts and Transports Section of the Sheriff's Office is comprised of four full-time and 16 part-time Deputy Sheriffs, a Corporal and a Sergeant.  Deputies assigned to the section are responsible for the transportation and movement of individuals in its care to and from other facilities, court appearances and various other appointments as ordered.  Additionally, it is responsible for the internal security of courthouse facilities within Canyon County.

About Alternative Programs and SILD

The Sheriff Inmate Labor Detail Program and the Work Release Center are Detention Alternative programs designed to generate revenue for the County and alleviate crowding in our Detention Center.  Maintaining these programs are six dedicated Deputies and two supervising Corporals.

Inmate Medical Services

The Medical Office  team consists of nine nurses and one doctor who serve all inmates in the Detention Center.

Inmate Food Service

In 2011, Canyon County signed a contract with ABL Management, Inc. to provide food services for the Detention Center, saving approximately $400,000 per year.

The following links provide information pertaining to the Detention Center and our regulations and guidelines: 

Inmate Visitation

Courts and Transports

SILD Program

Work Release Center

Medical Office

Inmate Commissary


Click Here for information regarding Inmate Mail rules.


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