Detention Division

The Detention Division is responsible for providing the care, custody and control of inmates incarcerated in the Walton County Jail. Major Donald Clark oversees the entire Detention Division.


The Walton County Jail is an accredited 596-bed facility that is responsible for the housing, custody, and care of all persons incarcerated in Walton County. The jail houses both male and female pre-trial and sentenced inmates. The facility receives and process approximately 3860 inmates per year with an average daily population of 500 inmates.

Detention Deputies are staffed 24/7 providing care, custody and control of the inmates at the Walton County Jail. Detention Deputies are sworn law enforcement officers, who maintain their state law enforcement certifications the same as patrol deputies.

In an attempt to reduce recidivism, the Walton County Jail offers programs that enhance education and provide inmates with the opportunity to learn new trades.

Walton County Jail Programs

  • GED Program
  • Welding Program
  • Heavy Equipment Program
  • Parenting Classes
  • Farming Program
  • Mental Health Program

The primary goal of the Detention Division is to protect and maintain the peace and security of the community.