Navarro County Jail has passed its annual inspection for the eighth consecutive year. The surprise inspection was recently conducted by Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
"Once again, I am very pleased and proud to announce that for the eighth year in a row since becoming Sheriff, the Navarro County Jail has passed The Texas Commission on Jail Standards annual jail inspection," stated Sheriff Elmer Tanner in a Wednesday press release.
"There is no warning of when an inspection will take place, we only know it will be conducted sometime during the calendar year," he explained.
"I give credit to all the hard working supervisors and employees of our Detention Division, as it is not easy to keep up with the numerous state rules, regulations and state mandates all while trying to maintain a 32-year-old facility.
Keeping maintenance and operational costs at a minimum and maintaining an average of 228 prisoners per day and all that goes with, I can assure you, is by no means an easy task," he stated.
"I commend those in my detention staff who continue to work diligently together as a team to maintain the daily operations of the facility.
I truly do appreciate and thank each and every one of you for another job well done."
"Again, thank you to all the members on my team," he stated.