Fairfax County Adult Detention Center Receives “Exceptional” Audit Rating


August 17, 2009

Sheriff Stan Barry is proud to announce that the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center received an exceptional performance rating on the Local Inmate Data System (LIDS) annual audit. LIDS is the state’s computerized data collection and financial reimbursement system. Jail facilities that fail the LIDS audit lose their certification and subsequently do not receive their per diem reimbursement.

The Sheriff’s Office is reimbursed at a rate of $8 per day for local inmates and up to $14 per day for each Department of Corrections inmate housed in the Adult Detention Center. In fiscal year 2009, the Sheriff’s Office received $4,067,965 from the Virginia State Compensation Board.

The purpose of the audit was to determine the reliability and integrity of information related to LIDS and that the Adult Detention Center was complying with all appropriate policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

“Earning this rating reaffirms our commitment to maintaining high standards and providing excellent services to the community,” said Sheriff Barry. “I’m very proud of our staff for their outstanding work.”

With more than 500 sworn deputy sheriffs, Fairfax is the largest Sheriff’s Office in Virginia and among the largest in the country. The Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Correctional Association.


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