Detention Division

The Detention Division is under the direction of a Jail Commander. The role of the Division is to maintain custody of pre-trial prisoners and carry out the judgments of the courts. The objectives of the division are:

  • Provide a level of supervision that is consistent with human dignity and ensures maximum protection to the community, staff, and inmates.
  • Provide an environment that minimizes any detrimental effects of confinement.
  • Improve management resources, technology, and skills necessary to meet the demands of development and future expansion.
  • Prevent escapes.

Cochise County Jail

Cochise County has a main jail in Bisbee, two substations (temporary holding facilities), one in Sierra Vista, the other in Willcox.

  • 100 Colonia de Salud, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 | 520-803-3858
  • 450 South Curtis Avenue, Willcox, AZ 85643 | 520-384-7070


Public visits may be scheduled online.


Cochise County Video Visitation Centers are located at the following two locations:

  • Cochise County Regional Center Douglas
    1012 G. Avenue
    2nd Floor Next to Justice Court Precinct 2
    Douglas, AZ 85607
  • Cochise County Juvenile Detention Center
    100 Colonia de Salud
    Suite 201
    Sierra Vista, AZ 85635


Visitation Hours (Sierra Vista and Douglas): Monday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm.

  • Visits on a county-recognized holiday must be done from home. All county offices will be closed on County recognized holidays.
  • All visits for either location must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. Schedule visits online.
  • Cochise County Jail and Court Security staff will not assist in scheduling public visits.
  • Inmates in General Population are limited to 2 public/free visits per week, and there is no limit on the number of visits done from home by friends or family. To visit from home, visitors must first create an account online and agree to all terms and conditions. For more information on Securus, call 877-578-3658.

Become a Detention Officer

To become a Detention Officer, an applicant must pass a psychological examination, a polygraph exam, a background investigation, and a physical examination. Once an applicant satisfies these requirements, he or she must undergo three distinct phases of training. The first is to graduate from an approved, 6 to 8-week detention academy. Second, the new employee must successfully complete a firearms familiarization course, and finally inmate transportation training.

Learn more about the Part-Time Detention Officer Program (PDF).

For additional information or a tour of the Cochise County Jail, please call 432-7540.