Security Division

Captain Bobby Green has been with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office in Detention for 24-plus years. He beganCAPT BOBBY GREEN his career in corrections at Hardee Correctional Institute in 1991 where he served for two years. He earned his Law Enforcement Certificate in 2001 after completing the Cross-Over Academy at South Florida Community College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College in 2006. He is a member of the South Central Florida Jail Inspection Team and graduated from the Florida Sheriff's Association Commanders' Academy in 2019.

He previously served as a Sergeant and Lieutenant supervising a detention squad. He was Operations Lieutenant before being promoted to Captain of the Operations Division in 2007. He earned the ACA title of Certified Corrections Manager in 2009.  He transferred to Captain of the Security Division in 2013.

Capt. Green may be contacted at or by calling 863-402-7204.

The Detention Security Division is responsible for the care, custody, and control of the inmates housed at the Highlands County Detention Facility. The Division is comprised of four squads, each supervised by a lieutenant and two sergeants. Each squad has detention deputies assigned to housing units as well as to Booking (intake and release).
The deputies assigned to Housing ensure that each inmate receives basic needs such as meals, medication, bedding, and personal hygiene items. They also supervise and monitor inmate behavior in the units in order to provide a safe housing environment.

Deputies assigned to Booking are responsible for processing all new arrivals to the jail and for inmates who are being released from our custody. Each new arrival is fingerprinted, photographed, advised of their charges, and given the opportunity to call a family member or bondsman if a bond is applicable. Inmates who are bonding out of jail or have otherwise met their release requirements are carefully processed to ensure that the right inmate is being released under the appropriate legal conditions.
Four photos of detention deputies at their posts