The Collin County Sheriff's Office and Detention Facility
is the result of a six-year effort by the Sheriff's Office, other county
personnel, and citizens of Collin County to provide this community with
one of the finest, state-of-the-art, full service law enforcement facilities
in the United States.
In 1988, a Citizens' Advisory Committee made up of 29 Collin
County citizens was established to review the needs for the future of
the Collin County Sheriff's Office and Detention Facility. In 10 months,
the Committee recommended to Commissioners Court that a completely new
detention facility and Sheriff's office was needed. Commissioners Court
approved the Citizens' Advisory Committee's recommendations.
1989, the Collin County Commissioners Court formed the Collin County
Jail Facility Financing Corporation. During the building of this project
this corporation issued $49M in bonds for the total project. That amount
financed the purchase of 282 acres, all roads, utilities and site preparation
which will be used in the future for the build-out of the Collin County
Criminal Justice Center. Currently on site, occupying 45 acres is the
Collin County Sheriff's Office and Detention Facility and Central Maintenance
Facility. The Sheriff's Office is built today for ultimate build-out of
the Collin County Sheriff's Office with shelled-out space for future needs.
In the Detention Facility all infrastructure and support services is in
place to house approximately 1,600 inmates in the future. We presently
have the capability to house 536 inmates and as additional beds are needed,
only housing will be constructed. Actual construction cost for this facility,
central plant, and 45 acres totals $34M.
was broken in January 1992 with construction starting in March 1992. We
moved into the Sheriff's Office complex in January 1994 and the Detention
Facility was opened in March 1994.
The Detention Facility is a "new generation",
direct supervision detention facility that was constructed in full compliance
with rigid state and federal standards. By using nine common sense principles,
the direct supervision philosophy seeks to manage human behavior positively
and productively. The nine principles are: