City of Kenner Jail
The City of Kenner Jail houses up to 64
prisoners for misdemeanor offenses. Officers who are
assigned to the jail monitor the surveillance cameras in the
jail and around the entire police complex at all times.
Correctional officers are certified in
Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), meaning that
they are eligible for state supplemental pay. The correctional peace officers search inmates,
information for booking forms, dispense food and other
necessities to inmates, collect and store inmates' property,
collect bonds, coordinate visitation of inmates, maintain
communication with other law enforcement agencies and maintain
extensive computer work in searching databases and records for
criminal histories. The officers can also fingerprint
prisoners electronically by using a computer program called the
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (A.F.I.S.).
Individuals in custody place their hands on a screen, which
scans their fingerprints.
The Drug Court Testing Program
administered here allows first offenders to take random drug
tests up to three times per week in lieu of a jail sentence.
The City of Kenner Jail also fingerprints citizens who are
required to have their fingerprints documented for a minor fee.