One of the primary duties of the Office of the Sheriff is the management of the jail. There are two Waukesha County Sheriff's Department correctional facilities: the County Jail and the Huber Facility. The Waukesha County Jail is a 469-bed facility which is a combination of direct supervision and remote supervision housing pods. The County Jail is a maximum-security facility which houses male and female, pre-trial and sentenced offenders. The Sheriff's Department also operates the Huber Law or work release facility. Inmates confined at the Huber Facility are allowed out of the facility for the purpose of work, education, child or elder care and treatment purposes.
Consistent with the Jail Division's mission statement to "safely and securely confine individuals in the least restrictive environment consistent with behavior, adjustment, special needs and severity of charges", the Jail Division maintains special programming to address inmate needs to include:
- Adult basic education, GED and adult high school classes.
- Career education and job-seeking skills.
- Alcohol and other addiction education, programs and counseling.
- Religious counseling, services and studies.