The City of Puyallup Jail was built in 1968 as a 21-bed facility. In 1993 the jail received a major remodel which included the addition of a vehicle sally port, recreation area, multi-purpose room, and office space. After the remodel, the jail was designated a correctional facility as defined by RCW 70.48. Currently, the jail operates as a fifty-two bed adult misdemeanor facility (40 male and 12 female), that incarcerate inmates for up to one year.
The jail is operated exclusively by the City of Puyallup Police Department and serves the Puyallup Municipal Court. As a result of being the only operational jail in Eastern Pierce County, the institution contracts correctional services with several local law enforcement agencies and municipal courts. To offset the cost of managing the jail, contracting agencies are charged a daily fee to incarcerate inmates under their jurisdiction. At a cost to defendants, the correctional facility accepts local, regional and out of state court commitments for defendants that have been ordered to serve their jail sentences locally.
A team of twelve corrections officers, all of whom are trained and certified by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, operate the jail. The command structure consists of one lieutenant, two sergeants and nine officers. To address the growing workforce needs of the corrections section, the Puyallup City Council approved funding to hire one additional corrections officer in July 2015.
In the Puyallup Jail, upholding the constitutional rights of all inmates while providing safety and security is paramount. Therefore, our corrections officers govern by the legitimate penological interests of the facility. Through those principles, inmate rights are preserved. To maintain safety and security, the jail is located inside the City of Puyallup Public Safety Building, which also houses the Puyallup Police Department and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, Station 73. Both agencies provide emergency and non-emergency services to the jail as needed.
SERVICE is our mission. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.
Visiting hours are on Thursday and Sunday at the times listed below ONLY. To schedule a visitation you must call the jail at (253) 841-5448 between 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. the day before visitation.
FIVE MINUTE RULE: Anyone arriving 5 minutes or more later than the scheduled visitation time will not be permitted to visit. No exceptions will be made.
Jail Operations & Procedures
After accepting defendants from law enforcement officers, they are given pat down searches. With assistance from correction officers, all personal property is removed and inventoried. Jail garments and linens are issued to prisoners. As part of the booking process, inmates are fingerprinted and photographed. Prisoners are assigned to cells pending bail, or arraignment by the City of Puyallup Municipal Court.
Medical treatment is provided by contract by an accredited health care company or health care organization in the community. If desired, prisoners may attend substance abuse rehabilitation groups and religious study classes. The jail maintains a book and video library to assist inmates with behavioral modification.
Domestic Violence Victims
If you are a victim of domestic violence, click here for a printable brochure which contains helpful information and a list of available resources.