The Jail Operations Division is commanded by Captain Jason Clifton. Captain Clifton has fourteen years of law enforcement experience beginning in 1996 at the Florida Department of Corrections before coming to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Captain Clifton has held the ranks of Sergeant (2003) and Staff Sergeant (2004) in Jail Operations before serving two years in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Clifton returned to the Jail Operations Division in 2007 as Lieutenant of Jail Operations administrations.
Captain Clifton manages the Lowndes County Jail Operations with over 100 Officers that supervise an average of 700 inmates per day.
The purpose of the Lowndes County Jail is to provide a clean, safe environment for persons being detained. To staff a secure facility with well-trained and responsible personnel who take custody of and deliver inmates to lawful courts and jurisdictions for the proper disposition of justice without interference; while protecting the human life and dignity of all parties.
JET Team (Jail Extraction Team)
The JET Team consists of personnel who have specialized training in conducting cell extraction within the facility. They conduct daily inspections of dormitories and conduct cell searches to ensure sanitary conditions and help control and remove any contraband within the facility. The JET Team conducts investigations of incidents that occur within the jail.