Kenton County
 
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Jailer

 

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Detention Center
303 Court Street
Covington, Kentucky 41011

THE OFFICE OF JAILER


The Commonwealth of Kentucky is the only state in the union that elects a County Jailer as a bi-partisan constitutional officer.

That is to say that Kentucky is the only state that the people elect their Jailer in the same fashion that they elect their Sheriff or other officials.

The constitutional duties of a Kentucky Jailer are defined within Chapters 71.00 and 446.00 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

All County Jailers are "Sworn State Peace Officers" as are their deputies with all rights and responsibilities connected to the power of arrest and other functions of office.


MISSION STATEMENT OF THE
KENTON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

"The Kenton County Jailer and Deputies strive to make the Jail a Community Institution, in which we exercise fiscal responsibility, reasonable conditions of confinement, service to the People, and an unwavering commitment to Public Safety."

- Terry W. Carl
Kenton County Jailer


 
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