Detention Division

Important Notice – COVID-19 Protocols
In response to Coronavirus exposure happening nationwide, the following steps/protocols have been take to reduce exposure to inmates and staff at the Butler County Detention Facility.
All inmates admitted into the Butler County Detention Facility will be placed on a 14 day quarantine.  Inmates will be allowed phone call privileges, but no video visitation during this time.
All onsite visitations, and visitation scheduling will require those entering to wear a mask.
Offsite home visits can still be scheduled through Securus Technologies at, or call (877) 578-3658 after the 14 day quarantine.
Deposits can be made at or call (870) 627-5476.

About the Butler County Adult Detention Facility

The current Butler County Adult Detention Facility opened in January of 2003. It is a modern, 230-bed facility located one mile east of El Dorado, Kansas, on Stone Road, south of U.S. Highway 54. The facility employees approximately 60 full-time detention deputies and assignments include security, operations, prisoner transportation, and supervision.

The facility houses inmates from not only Butler County, but also the U.S. Marshal Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and various other outside law enforcement agencies. Staff of the Detention Division are committed to providing a safe and secure environment to the inmates within the facility and to the county’s citizens by maintaining this security.

The facility is equipped with an on-site staffed medical unit and offers a variety of service and assistance programs to inmates as well.

Detention Division Employment

To apply for Detention positions, please check out the Butler Employment Portal for current postings and more information. Applicants must complete and submit all required information listed on the site and should allow a few weeks for review. Those who are eligible will be contacted with information to begin the hiring process.

For any further employment questions contact the Detention Division at (316) 320-7766 for more information.