The function of the Detention division of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office is to receive, and process people that are taken into custody by various law enforcement agencies
within Monroe County. Once a person has been turned over to the jail, they are either given an opportunity to post a bond and be released pending a court hearing or held until the courts dispose of their case. Once a person is convicted and sentenced to either county time or state time, they are held until their sentence is served in accordance to law or transferred into a state facility.
MCSO Jail currently has the ability to house 168 inmates while at full capacity and additionally have a state accredited medical facility for inmates if needed.
Currently there are 34 certified detention deputies who handle the day to day operations for this facility such as intake and booking operations, prisoner transports and pickups and other duties which they are assigned.
Captain Richard Coughenour
Richard joined the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in 1987 as a Jail Officer and graduated Basic Mandate the same year. He was transferred to Field Operations in 1988 and served there until 2014. Richard then transferred to the Support Services Division and was promoted to Sergeant. In 2018 he was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to the Jail Division. Richard was promoted to Captain in 2020.
Capt. Coughenour oversees all Jail Operations.
Lieutenant Chad Beck
Chad joined the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in 2000 as a Jail Officer and graduated mandate the same year. He then transferred to Field Operations in 2001. Chad worked the Criminal Interdiction Unit from 2006 to 2015 as well as being a K-9 handler from 2009 to 2018. He was promoted to Corporal in 2014, Sergeant in 2015, and Lieutenant in 2018. In 2023, Lt. Beck transferred to the Jail Division where he handles the day-to-day operations of the Jail and personnel.
Booking photographs are not posted on our website pursuant to O.C.G.A. 35-1-19(c)
An arresting law enforcement agency shall not provide or make available a copy of a booking photograph in any format to a person requesting such photograph if:
(1) Such booking photograph may be placed in a publication or posted to a website or transferred to a person to be placed in a publication or website; and
(2) Removal or deletion of such booking photograph from such publication or website requires the payment of a fee or other consideration.
(d) When a person requests a booking photograph, he or she shall submit a statement affirming that the use of such photographs is in compliance with subsection (c) of this code section.
Any person who knowingly makes a false statement in requesting a booking photograph shall be guilty of a violation of Code Section 16-10-20.