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Ray E. Dawson serves as Jail Commander at the Scott County Security Center. The Security Center is located at 111 South 1st Street in Scottsburg, Indiana.

The Scott County Security Center is staffed with professional, well trained Deputy Jailers, all committed to serving the community while maintaining good order and discipline within the walls of the facility and the Scott County Courthouse. All Deputy Jailers are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of certified correctional officer training through the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. In addition, Deputy Jailers receive training in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, as well as OC Spray and Taser deployment.

All though similar, the duties of a Deputy Jailer reach far and beyond those of other officers assigned to other correctional facilities. Many facilities staff specifically for a unique duty or position description, where a Scott County Deputy Jailer is cross utilized among many disciplines. While this resource management technique can be challenging at times for the Deputy, the ability to serve the public is enhanced by mitigating “single points of failure” issues. For instance, when a human resource (Deputy Jailer) is not available and they are the only officer assigned to or trained in a specific duty, that duty is not performed or provided to the community until the Deputy returns to duty.

The mission of the Scott County Security Center is to provide uninterrupted professional service to the community by efficiently utilizing the resources provided to us by the Scott County Commissioners and the Scott County Council. By enforcing a strict code of conduct and code of ethics for all personnel assigned as Deputy Jailers, we are demonstrating to inmates in our care a way of life which we intend or hope to be contagious. It is our pleasure to serve this community…if you have a suggestion on how we can provide better service to you, please don’t hesitate to step forward.

 You may contact the Security Center @ 812-752-8403 or email Jail Commander Dawson @ rdawson@scottcountysheriff.org



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