The purpose of the Davis County Correctional Facility is to provide for community safety, facility security, and the welfare of staff and inmates. Under the authority of the Sheriff of Davis County, Utah, facility operations will comply with the Utah Jail Standards and State and Federal guidelines and laws.
The goal of the facility is to safely and securely detain all inmates. The inmates are classified to standardize the housing and placement of both pre-trial and sentenced inmates into appropriate custody levels on a consistent basis. It is the goal of the Davis County Correctional Facility to assist inmates in adapting physically and emotionally in the community upon their release and to encourage convicted offenders not to repeat their criminal activity.
Although inmates are subject to deprivations resulting from confinement, the role of the staff is not to inflict punishment but to make the inmates' period of confinement as productive as possible.
The Davis County Jail has the legal obligation to care for inmates held in custody. The Davis County Jail, including the Work Center (a separate facility that houses Work Release and Work Detail Inmates), has a combined average daily population of more than 700 inmates. In 2012 the Davis County Jail booked 11,195 inmates.
Virtually all aspects of jail operations are subject to careful oversight. The Utah Sheriff's Association sets the standards for jail operations, and the Davis County Jail is inspected annually to ensure the standards are being met. Additional oversight is provided by the Utah State Department of Corrections, U.S. Marshals Service, Davis County Environmental Health, Medical Authorities and State and Local Fire Marshals. The citizens of Davis County can be highly confident that the Davis County Jail is staffed by dedicated and professional deputies and is operated safely, securely, and responsibly.