The Rowan County Detention Center is a 210 bed, direct supervision facility made up primarily of dormitory style housing units. The Rowan County Detention Center Annex facility can house an additional 160 inmates. The annex facility is comprised of four forty inmate dormitories. Both facilities are self-sufficient operations consisting of housing, food service and laundry facilities that maintain a high level of service on a daily basis.
The detention facilities are commanded by Captain G. M. Hannold and Lt. A. Mackey and Lt. J. Gagliardi. There are four squads, each consisting of one sergeant, one master deputy and eight detention officers. Detention officers are not required to be BLET certified, however they must complete DOCC training within one year of their hire date. A fifth squad is assigned administrative/transportation duties and the other four are assigned housing/security details. Officers assigned housing/security duties are currently working straight 12 hour shifts on a 2-2, 3-2, 2-2 schedule.