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Public Safety Building Campus

The Vernon L. Bisterfeldt Public Safety Building is a 233,000 square-foot facility located in Boise, Idaho. It is a multi-purpose facility with administrative and office space for the Ada County Sheriff and Boise City Police officers. It has 134,000 square feet of detention facilities for adult inmates along with other jail-related services.

Public services available at this facility are listed below:

Ada County Sheriff’s Office 
Weapons Permits
Emergency Management

Jail: Ada County Sheriff’s Office – Jail Medical Unit

Location: Ada County Jail, 7210 Barrister Dr., Boise, ID 83704
Size: 24,607 sq. ft.

Jail Medical Unit Project Profile

Project Profile
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Architect: CSHQA
Owner’s Representative /Commissioning Agent: CH2M HILL
Contractor: Layton Construction
Project Cost: $5.8 million

In accordance with a Jail Facility 20 Year Master Plan, the Ada County Jail underwent an expansion in 2004 to add approximately 300 beds to the facility, bringing the total inmate capacity to 1144.

The next phase of the plan involves expanding the jail medical facility to better serve the increasing inmate population. A new 81 bed medical facility, including examination rooms and medical support area, will enable the Ada County Jail to enhance medical, mental health, and drug and alcohol detoxification services.

  • Maintain State and National certification
  • Expand the jail’s drug, alcohol, and mental health treatment facilities and programs
  • Help to keep the taxpayer’s costs related to inmate medical treatment down
  • Reduction of the county’s liability associated with inmate medical service
  • Avoid crowding in the jail and provide a sufficient number of medical beds to inmates

Ada County Operations
Dave Logan, Director

Bruce Krisko CM
Email: [email protected]