Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (S.W.A.P.)

The S.W.A.P. was developed to help inmates as well as those sentenced to public service hours by the Courts to return something back to their community.  These people work many hours everyday for 'not for profit organizations,’ government entities and helping with special events in our community. These services are provided at no cost, thus providing our community with quite a savings in man hours and money.

Also included in the services provided by S.W.A.P. are such things as  mowing the cemeteries in the county and shoveling sidewalks and driveways in the winter for  those disabled or aged.

The program uses inmates from the Adams County Jail that have a "non-escape, non-violent" status, and all work is fully supervised.

If you have any questions about the S.W.A.P. program or would like to request services, please contact Officer O’Dear at 217-257-9617 or email