The Jail Division performs the detention of incarcerated persons including medical, transports & court related duties at the jail. The Jail Division is headed by the Jail Administrator Lt. Willie Knight who is directly accountable to Major Lynnette LaRocque.
Lieutenant Willie L. Knight was born in Wilkinson County and graduated from Wilkinson County High School in 1983. Lt. Knight joined the United States Army and was deployed during Operation Desert Storm from 1990 – 1991. In 1992, Lt. Knight was honorably discharged from the United States Army as a sergeant after nine years of service with over 60 combat and garrison jumps. In 1994, Lt. Knight began working at the Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer. Lt. Knight was promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant in 1998 and then to the rank of Lieutenant in 2001. In May 2014, Lt. Knight was assigned to the jail as the Jail Administrator.