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Detention and Court Services

Commanded by Major Mary Jerde

Adult Detention Division

We manage a jail that houses inmates before trial.

The jail holds up to 800 inmates at any given time and about 40,000 a year.

The jail is nationally accredited, keeping up with high standards of inmate custody and care. We also run an education program for inmates.

Jail information

Other Adult Detention areas

  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Jail Volunteer Unit (VSD)
  • Central Records

Court Services Division

We escort over 14,000 people to court each year. We keep order and safety in courtrooms, carry out patrols and security checks, and help with weapons screening. We provide security for judges, juries, witnesses, court staff, and all court visitors.

Court buildings

  • Government Center
  • Division 2: Brookdale
  • Division 3: Ridgedale and Southdale
  • Public Safety Facility
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Family Justice Center
  • Conciliation Court

Hennepin County courthouses

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