To prevent the spread of COVID-19 into the Contra Costa County detention facilities, the Office of the Sheriff has temporarily canceled all professional, official, and social visits at the Martinez, West County, and Marsh Creek Detention Facilities. However, attorney visits will continue with access to non-contact visit rooms only. The cancellation will be reassessed as conditions change.
The Custody Services Bureau is the largest in the department. Custody Services covers three detention facilities and custody alternative. There are approximately 1,600 inmates in county jail on a daily basis, in addition to about 400 who are in custody alternative. Custody Services is also responsible for security in the courtrooms, inmate transportation, and security at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.