Carroll County Jail in Georgia is the Jail Division of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The Carroll County Jail is managed and directed by Major David Jordan and Captain Shane Taylor assisted by Lieutenants Matt Wilson and Kevin Johnson.
In October, 1979, The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office moved from downtown Carrollton to the present location at 1000 Newnan Road. This move included a new Carroll County Jail facility that was designed to house 85 inmates. As the population of Carroll County grew, so did the number of inmates at the Carroll County Jail. By the late 1990′s, the population had grown to over 300 inmates daily. Due to this increase, plans were implemented for the construction of a new facility using funds from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
In October, 2001, the Carroll County Jail transitioned into a new facility, the Jack T. Bell Detention Center. This new facility was designed to house 597 inmates. The existing facility was then converted into a female housing unit, with a capacity of 85 beds. In January, 2006, forty-eight additional beds were installed on the maximum securityMaximum security correctional centres hold inmates whose escape would be highly dangerous to members of the public or the security of the state. They have secure perimeter walls that have towers or electronic surveillance equipment. All remand centres are maximum security. level of the male housing unit. This brought the total capacity for both facilities to 645 beds.
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Major David Jordan began his law enforcement career as a reserve police officer in 1986 in the state of Michigan with the Wyandotte Police Department. His career in public safety moved him to Georgia where he was employed with the City of Atlanta and Austell Police Departments.
In 1990, he joined the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. He has served in the Uniformed Patrol Division, DUI Task Force, and as Narcotic Task Force Agent assigned to the DEA Atlanta Field Office.
In 1999 he was promoted to Corporal of Uniform Patrol. He served in this position until his promotion to Sergeant Uniform Patrol in 2001.
In 2002 he was promoted to Lieutenant over day shift Uniform Patrol Division. He served in this position until his promotion to Major of the Carroll County Jail in 2005.