Jail Information

The Detention Services Section is responsible for the safe detention, control and care of all inmates in the Detention Facility. All Detention Officers receive training in jail regulations, departmental regulations, defensive tactics including less-lethal weapons and jail standard operating procedures to ensure that the inmate’s constitutional rights are not violated. The Detention Facility is a holding facility - prisoners are generally confined for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility.

A shared services agreement establishing consolidated detention services for the Cities of  North Richland Hills, Watauga, Haltom City and Richland Hills was implemented in 2011. These services are provided out of the North Richland Hills Police Department Joint Detention Facility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility (Jail) and when is it open?  

    The North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility is located at 4301 City Point Drive, North Richland Hills, TX 76180. The Detention Facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  2. How can I find out if someone is in the North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility (Jail)? 

    Call 817-427-7000 and select option #3. Detention Officers can provide information on a limited basis.  In-person: Contact the North Richland Hills Detention Facility staff in the Jail lobby at 4301 City Point Drive, North Richland Hills, TX 76180. 
  3. What does it mean when a person is “booked” into the North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility (Jail)? 

    This is an administrative process documenting an inmate’s entrance into the Detention Facility. The process includes collecting information such as the person’s name, address, reason for the arrest, inventorying personal property, and taking photographs and fingerprints.
  4. What occurs during a magistration? 

    A magistration is a formal meeting between a judge and an inmate.  The judge informs the inmate of his or her charge(s), reads the inmate his or her rights, and advises the inmate of the bond or fine amount. If the inmate qualifies, an attorney is also appointed during magistration.
  5. When are inmates magistrated? 

    Magistrations are generally held daily between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. but may occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrate schedules.
  6. How can an inmate in the North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility be released?

    Inmates may be released by paying bond/fine amounts in full.  Payment options include:
    - Allpaid: On-site, Online (allpaid.com) Internet Payment Service Fees (Web/GovSwipe) 3.5% of the amount owed, or call (877) 392-2455 Phone –Assisted Service Fees (Call Center/Live Agent) 5% of total amount owed. GovPayNet accepts the following forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Debit Cards
    - Cash: (exact amounts per charge ONLY as no change can be given)
    - Bail Bond Company (not commonly used for Class C misdemeanor charges): Arrangements may be made with a Tarrant County licensed and bonded Bail Bond Company. Several licensed and bonded companies can be found in the phone book or on the internet.
    - Pre-Trial Release:  Is a personal bond or promise to appear.  Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release personnel will gather information about the prisoner in order to determine eligibility.  For more details, please contact the Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release Services at (817) 884-1465.  North Richland Hills jail employees cannot determine if a prisoner is eligible for this program.
    We do not accept personal checks, cashier checks, or money orders. 
  7. When may I visit an inmate? 

    Visitation generally occurs Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contact the Detention Center at 817-427-7000 (option #3) as visitation is subject to change or cancellation without notice.  Visitation is on a first-come, first-served basis and there are no waiting lists.  Visitation is limited to ten minutes, with a maximum of two people allowed per visit.  If the jail staff workload is too great, then visitation may be canceled without notice. 
  8. What items may I bring an inmate? 

    Personal items of convenience may not be contributed to the inmate’s property unless authorized by the Detention Facility Manager. Inmate prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the prescribed manner.
  9. How can I get an inmate's property? 

    Inmates may release their personal property to a person of their choosing. Persons receiving property must understand that they are accepting all items with the exception of the inmate's clothes and prescribed medication. Persons receiving property must possess a valid State or U.S. Government issued photo identification such as a driver's license.
  10. May an inmate make free phone calls? 

    Inmates are allowed to place limited free telephone calls once the booking process has been completed. 
  11. Where is the Tarrant County Jail?

    The Tarrant County Jail is located at 100 N. Lamar Street in Fort Worth, TX
  12. Where are impounded vehicles stored?

    Contact AA Wrecker Service, 817-656-0104, 5709 Denton Hwy # B Haltom City, TX 76148