The Dade County Jail was built and established in 1989, to accommodate the need for an updated facility, and the growth of criminal activity. Mandated by state regulations, the jail is designed to house 116 inmates, including general population and segregation cells. The Jail currently operates along with contracted food and medical services for the inmates. The jail's kitchen was built for efficiency in 2012, in efforts to reduce the financial strain on the community. The Sheriff is the sole custodian of the jail. He is responsible for the care, custody, and control of all persons arrested, or housed, until their lawful release.


The Dade County Jail houses both male and female inmates, ranging in classifications of misdemeanor, pre-trail, and convicted felony offenders. The jail also houses in and out of state agency offenders who are waiting transfer to another facility. In addition to housing inmates, the jail also operates the Warrant and Sex Offender Divisions, while maintaining partnerships with local and state agencies.


Charged by the Sheriff, staff members manage and work within the facility, to ensure all policies, procedures, and state regulations are executed properly and lawfully. The Dade County Jail strives to keep a positive partnership with the community, and through inmate work detail, help to lessen the burden of the tax payer with supervised inmate labor.


Inmate Mail Requirements:

   Inmates’ Name

   P.O. Box 920                                                          *ABSOLUTELY NO NUDE OR VULGAR PICTURES*

   Trenton, GA  30752


Inmates can receive money orders, stamps, and pictures. No more than 10 are allowed at one time.








I became the jail captain in October of 2014. I have been with the Dade County Sheriff’s office since 2008, and I have worked in all capacities of the jail. I have 11+  years of experience working in correctional facilities. My duties include supervising the daily operational activities of the correctional facility, enforcing the departmental rules, regulations, and procedures necessary to maintain the security in and around the jail, ensuring the compliance with all departmental policies, procedures, and state/local laws regulation, directing the scheduling and movement of prisoners to ensure the inmates are transported to other correctional facilities as required, and insuring all civil process and warrants are served. I have received multiple certifications in this field, including:  first responder, life safety code, tri-state  crematory commendation, advanced arson investigations,hazardous materials training, basic firefighter, national fire academy course, conducting basic fire prevention inspections, and natural gas and LP gas emergency response. I also serve on the Dade Family First Board, the Dade County Chamber of Commerce Board, and Chairman of the Dade County Organization Acting in Disaster (DOAD) Board.


Jail Administrator

Captain Joe Chambers


Control Room & Office Clerk

Mr. Howard Doyle