The Midland County Sheriff's Office Central Detention Center is located at 400 South Main, which is located next to the William Ahders Law Enforcement Building. It was built in 1990 and expanded in 2011 in an effort to provide the community with the much needed facility. Central Detention houses all risk levels, from Low Flight Risk to Maximum Security. Most of the inmates are sentenced for less than two years. Central Detention has 202, 498-beds.
Most new employees with the Midland County Sheriff's Office start out as jailers in one of the Detention Centers.