Tomorrow, July 11, Robert Reardon will be sworn in as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Administrator at 4:00 p.m. in the Commons Lobby at the Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. In addition to Reardon’s appointment as Detention Administrator, our Facility Safety Manager Grant Mason will be promoted to Detention Program Manager and Art Briles will be formally recognized for his promotion to sergeant during the same ceremony tomorrow. Media is encouraged to attend.
After an extensive national search, Rob Reardon was recently selected as Detention Administrator for the Jefferson County Jail. Detention Administrator is a new position created to manage jail operations and maintain oversight of jail policies and procedures, a $43,726,000 budget, and inmate program development, among other responsibilities.
Previously, a rotating division chief managed jail operations, but Sheriff Jeff Shrader explains that “the detention facility is our greatest operational responsibility. It is also our greatest liability. Therefore, after careful review of our jail management processes, we determined it would be prudent to implement a more sustainable internal organizational structure for jail operations, to include permanent leadership and staffing.”
This career-oriented approach for the Detentions Facility has been implemented over the course of the past year, beginning with the establishment of a new Detention Certified Academy. The appointment of Rob Reardon marks the latest step in the transition to permanent, professional leadership and staffing. Reardon, 50, has been involved in the detentions field for 28 years; fifteen of those as the Director of Corrections for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. There, he managed a facility very similar to our jail in terms of staff size and inmate capacity.
Reardon earned dual degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Moorhead State University, and achieved his Masters in Management from the University of Saint Mary. He has served as a Regional Field Coordinator for the National Institute of Corrections and as an adjunct instructor for the University of Louisiana Lafayette.