The Wapello County Jail is operated at the direction of the Sheriff and is supported by the Jail Administration and additional support staff including both men and women Correctional Officers, Dispatchers and Kitchen Staff. All these positions are staffed within the secure perimeter of the Jail Facility.
Jail personnel are responsible for the daily operation of the Jail in keeping the facility a safe and secure environment for both inmates and staff. The jail is direct supervision jail and is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Jail personnel are generally also responsible for maintaining inmate’s court appearances, medical appointments, mental health appointments and transports to and from other correctional facilities and overseeing jail visitation.