Pottawatomie County

Public Safety Center

Welcome to the Pottawatomie County Safety Center

Rod Bottoms came to work for the Jail Trust in October 2002. The county immediately began transitioning the responsibilities of the current operations over to the Trust. The official opening of the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center Trust (PCPSCT), meaning when the Jail Trust took acceptance of the jail was January 1st, 2003.

On April 12, 2005 a Certificate of Occupancy was issued allowing the Jail to begin operations in the new building. Administration moved into their new offices and training began for all officers. Finally in May of 2005 inmates were moved from the two locations to one. The late Rod Bottoms retired the following year in July.

Since December of 2007, the facility has been under the direction of Sid Stell. He has over 41 years experience in law enforcement and has taken a very hands-on approach to bringing the facility to excellence. PCPSCT received two awards from the U.S. Department of Defense, the “Above and Beyond” award and semi-finalist for the “Freedom Award” by supporting and hiring National Guard and Reserve Forces.

PCPSCT provides Life Skills, Literacy and G.E.D. classes for inmates as well as other opportunities to aid in their transition back into the community. The PCPSCT Library Committee comprised of community leaders, keeps the inmate library stocked with paperback books and donated computers for the classroom utilized by inmates and officers.