The Lake County Detention Center is a 960 bed facility, located in Tavares, Florida. In 2009, 11,746 inmates were booked into the facility with an average daily population of 1,037 inmates.
The Detention Center employs 300 personnel. (206 Sworn Detention Deputies and 95 civilians) Under the leadership of the Sheriff.
In 2006 the Lake County Detention Center was accredited by the The Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. In February 2012, the Detention Center was reaccredited for the second time by the FCAC.