Effective March 1, 2011, the Scottsdale Police Department will initiate a six month pilot program entitled, “Out of Jurisdiction Confinements”. The intent of this trial program is to determine the feasibility of establishing a permanent program to house convicted/sentenced defendants in a Scottsdale Detention facility for the purpose of serving court ordered confinements of up to a maximum of 48 hours.
Presently, non-violent-misdemeanor defendants sentenced in Scottsdale City Court can serve their mandated sentences in the Scottsdale City Jail. The program will expand this to defendants from not only Scottsdale City Court but from any jurisdiction in the State with the respective Court’s approval. This alternative, amongst other things, provides a public service to Scottsdale residents and other east valley residents sentenced out of their jurisdiction by having a closer jail facility to serve their sentence.
The City of Scottsdale will collect a per day fee from each defendant for this service. The proposed fee is the same as what is currently levied by Scottsdale City Court and comparable to fees levied by currently available jail facilities. At the end of the six month period (August 31, 2011) the program will be considered for permanent implementation after a full and thorough review.
Contact: Sgt. Mark Clark