Detention Command Staff

Detention Center Command Staff

The Detention Command Staff is directly accountable to the Sheriff for implementation of all of the Sheriff’s orders and direction concerning the operation of the Brunswick County Detention Center.

Captain Michael Fowler

Chief Jailer

Captain Fowler was hired full time in March of 2008. He was promoted to Sergeant in September of 2013 and First Sergeant in July of 2014. On September 27th, 2012, Fowler was chosen as the Eastern Region Detention Officer of the year by the North Carolina Jail Administrator’s Association. In July of 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

In November of 2020 he was promoted to his current rank of Captain and designated as the Chief Jailer.

  • Serving Since:2008

Lieutenant Erica Patelos

Operations Administrator

Lieutenant Erica Patelos performs many functions within the Detention Center, and is responsible for maintaining incident reports, bookings into the facility, maintaining financial records and reporting statistics to the Sheriff’s Office. She also assists the Jail Administrators in supervising the daily operations of the Detention Center.

  • Serving Since:2004

Lieutenant David Frye

Lieutenant James Williams

Lieutenant James Williams

Duties & Responsibilities

The Detention Center Command Staff is responsible for directing the operation of the Brunswick County Detention Center including the supervision of the detention staff, overseeing inmate care and adhering to department policies and procedures to insure the security, safety and well-being of employees and inmates.

  • Oversee the day to day, efficient operation of the Brunswick County Detention Center in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations. This includes housing, feeding, clothing, medical care, recreation, and safety of the inmates.
  • Supervise a staff of 60 plus employees.
  • Responsible for the oversight of 350 plus inmates.
  • Assist with the preparation and administration of a budget for Detention operations.
  • Prepare and recommend policies and procedures to assure that a high level of security is maintained in order to protect inmates, jail personnel and the public.
  • Conduct physical inspections of the jail as needed, in order to maintain security of cell blocks, including assuring that locks, windows, doors, etc. are in proper working order.
  • Communicate with the Chief Deputy, Sheriff, departmental personnel, inmates and the public to provide information and establish good relations with the public.

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