Knox County
Sheriff's Office

KCSO

CORRECTIONS

KCSO

CORRECTIONS

KCSO

CORRECTIONS
a Calling of courage

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office operates three facilities, each offering a secure and well-maintained environment for the inmate population while providing for the safety of staff and surrounding communities.

New correctional officers attend a Correctional Officer Training Academy that is eleven weeks in length, one of the longest and most comprehensive in the Southeastern United States. The Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility utilizes a direct supervision concept where inmates live in one of 19 pods, with over 1,000 beds. One such pod is an infirmary housing males in one section and females in another. The Knox County Jail utilizes the linear supervision concept, where inmates are in individual cellblocks with 215 beds.

The Knox County Work Release Center houses approximately 90 inmates who are on work crews.

The Intake Center, serving all local, state, and federal law enforcement communities, is the gateway into the Knox County Penal System and processes more than 30,000 individuals annually.

     The Knox County Sheriff’s Office strives to reduce the rate of recidivism through a variety of programs, which allows inmates to prepare themselves to, again, become productive citizens in our community.    

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Professional

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Fullfillment

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Meaningful

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Your Coworkers

“I arrived at the KCSO looking for a career. Through countless opportunities afforded to me, I was able to learn and hone our principle core values: Professionalism, Integrity, Leadership, Accountability and Innovation. All of which assisted me in being a progressive leader at the KCSO.”

Erik Wyrick

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“One of the best agencies in my area to fit my needs.  I definitely couldn’t think of a better place to work.”

Jaade Stringer

“Since starting with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in December 2003, I have made several friends I consider my Brothers and Sisters. However, one is more special than the others and that is Sgt. Travis Oldham. He in fact is my brother. Having grown up in the military, moving every 4 years and being close in age, Travis has always been my best friend. Travis is the reason I joined KCSO. He would tell me stories about work, and I kept thinking, “That seems exciting.” It took him about a year and a half to finally convince me to apply. We still enjoy sharing stories with each other whether they are good or bad. We challenge each other to be better. We lean on each other for advice when times get tough. 

Fast forward almost 19 years later, and I still do not have any regrets.”

Branden Oldham

“Since starting with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in December 2003, I have made several friends I consider my Brothers and Sisters. However, one is more special than the others and that is Sgt. Travis Oldham. He in fact is my brother. Having grown up in the military, moving every 4 years and being close in age, Travis has always been my best friend. Travis is the reason I joined KCSO. He would tell me stories about work, and I kept thinking, “That seems exciting.” It took him about a year and a half to finally convince me to apply. We still enjoy sharing stories with each other whether they are good or bad. We challenge each other to be better. We lean on each other for advice when times get tough. 

Fast forward almost 19 years later, and I still do not have any regrets.”

Branden Oldham

CORE VALUES

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Professionalism

Adhering to standards, conduct, and/or qualities generally accepted by the general population and/or specific group of like-minded individuals.

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Integrity

Adhering to moral and/or ethical values in and out of the public eye.

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Leadership

Guiding and/or influencing others for the betterment of all involved.

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Accountability

Accepting and owning one’s own actions in any and all situations.

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Innovation

Learning and adopting new and better methodologies to be implemented for personal, public, and work aspects of life.

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Dedication

Staying committed to your values, promises, and aspects throughout all of one’s life.

What Can the Corrections Division Give You

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Corrections

The mission of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division is to maintain a safe, secure and efficient correctional environment by promoting the continuous training of correctional professionals, reaffirming training through leadership and staff accountability, and making a positive impact on reintegration and recidivism by offering innovative and comprehensive offender programming. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division is dedicated to providing the most efficient and effective correctional system possible.

personal Improvement

making a difference

KCSO strives to have progressive leaders in the field of Corrections through leadership development and the use of innovative technology.

Pride

Being a KCSO Corrections employee gives you pride both professionally and personally. Knowing you make a difference and the importance of your work naturally causes you to hold your head higher and gain respect from those around you.

Leadership

With a career in Corrections, you become a natural leader. Each day you develop more leadership qualities to allow you to be successful in your career as well as in your life at home.

Training

The KCSO Corrections Division strives to provide the best training to prepare you for the job. However, what you learn isn't applicable just within the doors of the facilities, but the training develops qualities that expand into your daily life.

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division offers a variety of roles from which you can choose.  Various functions are needed throughout the corrections division and thus allow you opportunities to fulfill your calling.

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You have Opportunities
With Corrections

As soon as you become an employee you realize there is a plethora of assistance willfully provided for you.  With close coworkers, helpful supervisors, and a caring administration, you can rest assured that you have a family-like atmosphere now a part of your life.

Correctional Officer

Working along with other officers to provide safety to persons and the facility is a essential role for corrections.

Transportation

Driving, scheduling, and record keeping are all needed to ensure transportation runs smooth.

Property Officer

Storing and keeping records is required for inmate property and employee equipment inventory. We need you make that happen.

Many More

These are just a few of the opportunities provided with corrections. Fill the form out below to inquire about what else is offered.

Adhering to standards, conduct, and/or qualities generally accepted by the general population and/or specific group of like-minded individuals.

"Only those with the highest character and integrity should be entrusted as a correctional officer.”
Rollin Cook - Utah Dept. of Corrections

You Don’t Scare Me. I’m A Corrections Officer

“In 1980 when I began my career as a corrections officer, I was eager and apprehensive at the same time. The time I served the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in corrections was the foundation for my career. There are many things I recall learning during that time that helped me throughout the years. One thing I learned, and applied when training other officers, is when you least expect it, expect it! I’m proud of the hard work these folks do, and I’m very proud of the way they have adapted and overcome many obstacles while dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic. These have been very trying times for our country and our community. This year, we say an extra special THANK YOU for all they’ve done!”   

-Sheriff Tom Spangler

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