The Drew County Jail and Detention Center is under the direction of Susan Potts, the Jail Administrator.
All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Detention Center for booking and incarceration. The Detention Center is divided into separate housing areas for males and female inmates, as well as isolation and temporary holding cells. The Detention Center houses both Pretrial detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Each member of the Detention Center staff is required to complete a minimum of forty hours of state approved training to become certified Jailers. They also receive certified training in ACIC/NCIC terminal operations, Radio Dispatch Procedures, and BAC Datamaster Breathalyzer operations and procedures. Many of the Jailers are also certified as Reserve Deputy Sheriff's with the department, and all of the Jail Supervisors are fully certified law enforcement officers.