County Jail Information

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Apache County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Joseph Dedman Jr.
“Honored to Serve, Proud to Protect”
Mission Statement:The mission of the Apache County Jail is to provide safe, secure constitutional and humane care for pre-trial and sentenced inmates in the custody of the Apache County Sheriff’s Office and to provide a safe, secure and professional environment for the facility staff. It is not our role to legislate, to render legal judgment or to punish.

Apache County broke ground for a new Sheriff’s Office and jail on June 19, 1990. The construction of the Sheriff’s Office and jail were done in two phases and completed on July 7, 1991.

The Sheriff’s Office moved its Detention Department into the newly a constructed facility on February 29, 1991. The facility has separate minimum, medium and maximum security housing areas, for both male and female inmates and also is equipped with handicap-accessible cells. The housing areas contain double bunked cells, showers and a dayroom. The detention facility also is equipped with a recreational yard, library, attorney-client room and a non-contact visiting area, a medical care room, a laundry and a maintenance shop.

The detention center’s design was the result of approximately five years of study into the planning and construction of detention centers throughout the country.

The pod system is a standard and up-to-date system favored throughout the West Coast. It is popular because it is more easily monitored. Video monitoring devices are used only in the booking area. Control for all other areas is by natural sight lines alone.

Inmates are provided with phones in each housing unit. These phones are for collect calls, as well as phone cards. Inmates are provided with commissary, contracted through an outside company. Any profits received from the phones and commissary sales are deposited into a Jail Services Fund, which is in turn used for the benefit and welfare of the inmates.

Apache County Detention has 12 detention officers split into four shifts that each includes a corporal. There is two sergeant, and a commander. There are 3 tower operators. All detention officers are certified through the Arizona Detention Association.


Apache County Jail now offers Video Visitation for friends and family to visit persons that are in jail in Apache County. For a fee, You can now visit from anywhere that has a high speed internet connection and a camera or a smart phone. You can schedule these visits by going to or you can call Securus at 1-877-578-3658.

As of October 1st 2013 all visits with inmates will be done utilizing the Video Visitation System located in the lobby of the jail. Friends and family can still visit at the jail at no charge and the visitation times will be scheduled through the website or if internet access is unavailable you can call Securus and schedule your onsite visit.

With the addition of the Video Visitation System the visitation times have been expanded to week days as well as weekends, please visit the Securus website for times and appointment availability.

Onsite visitation is now available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with no specific times for each housing unit (please note that only one visit per day is allowed per visitor).
All visits must be scheduled at least 24hrs in advance of the visit.

There are three ways to schedule a visit:

  1. You can stop into the lobby during business hours and schedule the visit on the visitation terminal
  2. You can go online to .
  3. You can call 1-877-578-3658

We will make every attempt to notify visitors ahead of time if a scheduled visit has been cancelled but you should consider calling the jail before your visit to ensure that the Inmate is eligible for a visit that day. The jail is in full lock down everyday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, there are no visits during this time.

Jail and Dispatch
(928) 337-4321
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