Lieutenant Jim Jacobs began his career with the Sheriff’s Department in October 1987. In addition to working at all three detention facilities he worked as a Facility Training Officer, Classification Officer and as part of the Jail Alternatives Unit.
Lieutenant Jacobs was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July 1999. As a sergeant he worked as an Adult Detention Sergeant at all three facilities, as well as supervising the Jail Alternatives Unit release programs including County Parole, Electronic Monitoring and the Alternative Work Program. Lieutenant Jacobs was a facility Training Sergeant as well as the Operations Sergeant at both the Honor Farm and Public Safety Center.
In August 2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Honor Farm Commander. Lieutenant Jacobs supervises the Jail Alternatives Unit, Inmate Programs and the Detention Narcotic K9 Program. Lieutenant Jacobs is part of the Jail Transition Team currently working on the expansion of the Public Safety Center detention site.