Chapter 2.15
SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS BUREAU

Sections:

2.15.010    Corrections bureau.

2.15.020    Bureau chief.

2.15.030    Responsibilities.

2.15.034    Assigned counsel program.

2.15.040    Organization.

2.15.050    Employees.

2.15.060    Police support/cooperation of the sheriff.

2.15.080    Severability.

2.15.010 Corrections bureau.

A corrections bureau is hereby established in the office of the county sheriff. Supervision of the bureau is the responsibility of the county sheriff.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

2.15.020 Bureau chief.

The chief of the corrections bureau shall be appointed by the sheriff.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982;Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

2.15.030 Responsibilities.

The chief of the corrections bureau is in charge of all adult correctional institutions and programs of the county, and all persons confined therein or those subject to such programs. The chief will manage, operate and control such institutions and programs in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including keeping of a jail register as required by RCW 70.48.100. The chief shall operate the facilities in compliance with the operating standards contained in Title 5, SCC.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982; Amended Ord. 87-125, § 1, December 16, 1987; Amended Ord. 97-081, § 1, Sept. 10, 1997, Eff date Sept. 22, 1997; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

2.15.034 Assigned counsel program.

In addition to the responsibilities of the corrections bureau set forth in SCC 2.15.030, the bureau shall administer an assigned counsel program and is hereby authorized and empowered to maintain a centrally administered system for the assignment of counsel to represent indigent defendants, to develop criteria for assignment of counsel, to administer programs, and to recommend entry into contracts with private nonprofit corporations offering public defender services.

(Ord. 97-081, § 2, Sept. 10, 1997, Eff date Sept. 22, 1997; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

2.15.040 Organization.

Subject to the approval of the sheriff, provisions Title 3A SCC, and amendments, and budget and appropriation controls, the chief of the corrections bureau may create, assign, and reassign functions within the bureau and direct and supervise all functions of the bureau.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

2.15.050 Employees.

(1) Except as required by law or otherwise provided by ordinance, the chief and employees of the corrections bureau are not subject to chapter 41.26 RCW, but are subject to chapters 41.14 RCW and 41.56 RCW, and applicable provisions of Title 3A SCC.

(2) The bureau chief and other employees designated by the sheriff under SCC 3.68.010 are subject to the provisions of chapter 3.68 SCC rather than Title 3A SCC.

(3) Where a collective bargaining agreement is in effect with respect to particular employees within the corrections bureau, such agreement shall control whenever its provisions conflict with provisions of chapter 41.14 RCW and the rules and regulations of the Snohomish County Civil Service Commission.

(4) The chief and employees of the corrections bureau shall have limited powers to arrest, detain, or commit persons subject to their supervision and control as determined by the sheriff.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

2.15.060 Police support/cooperation of the sheriff.

The sheriff is designated as the primary law enforcement agency for responding to incidents in the county jail. If, as a result of riot, fire or other casualty, it becomes necessary for the chief of the corrections bureau to request additional assistance, the City of Everett Police Department shall provide personnel and other assistance to manage and supervise inmates during such riots, fire or other casualty. Such police personnel shall be under the control of the bureau chief during such casualty.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

2.15.080 Severability.

If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.

(Ord. 82-097 § 1, adopted September 22, 1982).