Detention Facility Statistics

Hardee County Sheriff's Office Complex
Constructed and opened in 1993
Maximum inmate housing capability of 215 inmates

The detention facility has 30 cells in various cell sizes to facilitate and assist in housing inmates with different categories of inmate classifications. 


215 Total Housing Beds:
  • 5 - (20) Man Cells
  • 4 - (10) Man Cells
  • 1 - (6) Man Cell
  • 16 - (4) Man Cells
  • 1 - (2) Man Cell
  • 2 - Padded Cells
In Booking Area:
  • 2 - (16) Man Holding Cells
  • 1 - Single Holding Cell
34 Total Staff Members

 Administration:
Support Staff: 
 - Captain  - Medical:
 - Lieutenant / Classification     - 1 R.N. Supervisor
 - Operations Sergeant     - 2 L.P.N.'s 
 - 1 Classification / Commissary Administrator  
 - 1 Transport Detention Deputy  
   
 Line Staff:  Control Room:
 - 4 Sergeants  - 4 Control Room Operators
 - 4 Corporals  
 - 12 Detention Deputies  
 - 2 Program Deputies  

The detention facility is designed with an internal courtroom integrated with a closed circuit television connection to the Hardee County Courthouse.

The closed circuit television connection allows for court proceedings to take place in the detention facility, reducing the need to move inmates from the detention facility to the courthouse.

A large television screen is present in the Hardee County Sheriff's Office lobby for friends and family members of an incarcerated individual to view court proceedings, to include First Appearance Hearings, Felony Court and Misdemeanor Court.

Family members and friends are not authorized admittance into the detention facility's internal courtroom.

The detention facility was accredited by the Florida Accreditation Commission in June of 2004 and re-accredited in October of 2007. The detention facility is no longer accredited due to cost constraints. The detention facility maintains the Accreditation Standards and is inspected annually by the Florida Model Jail Inspection Team.

To review the requirements and inspection standards of the Florida Model Jail Inspection, select the link below. 

Florida Model Jail Standards