Sheriff's Labor Program

We are located at 5500 N. Government Way Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83815 inside the main Jail lobby.

The Sheriff's Community Labor Program (SCLP) is an alternative sentencing program which allows low risk offenders to complete hours of community service in lieu of serving jail time. Some options include picking up garbage on the freeway or working at the Solid Waste Facility.


It is your responsibility to know and familiarize yourself with the SCLP rules. Failure to read and acknowledge the rules may result in your removal from the program. Read the Sheriff’s Labor Program rules and click on the “Labor Program Sign-up Form.” Complete the form and acknowledge your understanding of the rules by signing the bottom of the sign-up form. 

It is your responsibility to call us and schedule work days. The labor program will NOT call you.

Please call 208-446-1370 to schedule your work days. Hours of operation are 8AM-4PM daily.


1.  Sheriff Labor Program Participants are required to be inside the Jail lobby located at 5500 N. Government Way, CDA, ID 83815 for the Labor Program by 7:45 A.M. on your scheduled work days. Roll call will be taken promptly at 7:45 A.M. by the Deputy on duty. Late arrivals will NOT be accepted to work. NO EXCEPTIONS. Parking for the Labor Program is at the south end of the lot, (facing the fairgrounds lot.). You can expect to finish your work day by 3:45 P.M.

2. Cost for the work program is $20.00 CASH per day (or $30.00 per day for out of county charges only. Not where you reside). You must pay this on a "per day" basis or pay it all on the first work day. Cash or money order only. We are not set up for Debit/Credit yet. If you are not paid up through the day you work, you will not be allowed to participate. 



The waiving of these fees will be considered on a case by case basis.  (Verified medical emergency, Court etc.) Participants will only be allowed up to a combined three (3) consecutive no-shows or reschedules. Once the 3rd consecutive no-show/reschedule has been incurred, the participant will not be allowed to work or schedule additional days until all back fees are current. 

3. Breath test will be conducted during check-in for alcohol detection. If have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) reading above .000, are/or appear to be under the influence of drugs (which would impair your ability to work), you will not be allowed to work and will be charged $10.00.

4. All participants are expected to dress according to the weather & work conditions. Most work is done outside. We encourage participants to bring work gloves, head wear and weather proof clothing. Long pants (no excessive holes), full shirts and tennis shoes w/ socks or boots must be worn at all times. No sandals, slippers, tank tops, low cut shirts, shorts, sweat pants or leggings are allowed for your protection when working. If you are dressed incorrectly, you will be sent home and not given credit for your workday

5. Participants will be provided a sack lunch and liquids. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN FOOD OR LIQUIDS. The only exception for this rule will be a medical diet, verified with a note from your doctor.

6. Items that are NOT allowed during the program: Cell Phones, Electronic Devices, Pocket Knives, Weapons, Purses, Back Packs, Food/Snacks and Beverages. Please leave these items in your vehicle or surrender them during morning check-in. If you are not sure, please call us. You are subjected to a pat search at any time. You may be dismissed and will not be given credit for the day if you have these on your person or at the work site. You will be charged a cancellation fee of $10.00. Kootenai County Sheriff’s Labor Program will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items left at the jail.

7. Cigarettes and or tobacco products to include e-cigs, lighters, matches and associated items, are authorized to be in your possession while participating in the Sheriff Community Labor Program. Use of these items will only be allowed during scheduled breaks and in designated areas. If you abuse this privilege, you will be removed from the program. 

8. NO PERSONAL VISITS will be permitted during the day. All family emergencies may be relayed by contacting the labor staff at (208) 446-1370.  

9. Participants must obey the instructions of the Work Release staff or community supervisor in charge. You shall perform the work assigned in a reasonable and timely manner. LAZINESS, HORSEPLAY OR DISRESPECT TO LABOR PROGRAM AND SUPERVISORY STAFF WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL BE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL FROM THE WORK PROGRAM.

10. All participants signed up for the work program must arrive on their scheduled days unless prior arrangements have been made. You cannot just show up to work without scheduling days. Rescheduling can be done by calling 208-446-1370 and speaking to a staff member. 

11. The Sheriff’s Community Labor Program is a manual labor program.  We do not have alternate shifts and we have no light-duty projects.  If you have any conditions that will prohibit or limit you from complying with these requirements, you will not be allowed to participate in this program. If you are pregnant, you will be required to provide a Doctor’s Medical Release, clearing you to work with no limitations. Should you have medical complications or limitations that prevent you from working on the program, you will need to contact your Judge in writing for an alternate sentence e.g. Community Service. 

12. If you are involved in an accident or are injured while participating in the Sheriff’s Community Labor Program, you shall immediately notify the immediate supervisor of the business/organization you are assigned to and the Work Release staff.  If emergency medical attention is required, the business /organization must contact 911.

13. Once you have completed your Sheriffs Labor Program work days, work release staff will complete and submit a “Letter of Completion” to your Judge. You can obtain a copy by visiting iCourts and entering your case number.

14. Failure to complete the program, for any reason, will constitute an automatic forfeiture of funds paid and a letter of violation (affidavit) will be sent to your Judge. In most cases, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

15. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Kootenai County Jail Bureau has established a zero tolerance regarding illicit sexual activity. The Sheriff’s Labor Program does not condone nor tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct, consensual sexual contact, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment toward any person or sex acts involving staff and Labor Program participants. Any participant who is a victim of or witness to any form of illicit sexual activity is required to report it immediately to any staff member/Labor Program Supervisor, or via legal mail to the Sheriff, or having a family member/friend report the activity. If you are a victim of illicit sexual activity, staff will take reasonable measures to protect your health and safety, and initiate a criminal investigation. Staff will handle these situations in a discreet and sensitive manner. If an investigation finds that an allegation of sexual misconduct was false, the matter may be referred to the Prosecutor’s office for review and consideration for potential prosecution.   

It is your responsibility to call us and schedule work days. The labor program will NOT call you.

Please call 208-446-1370 to schedule your work days. Hours of operation are 8AM-4PM daily. 


Click on the link below to complete the “Labor Program Sign-up.” 

Labor Program Sign-up Form - Sheriff's Office Community Labor Program Form

You must sign up for the Sheriff’s Labor Program within the allowed time as stated on your court paperwork. Any SCLP form submitted after your sign up period will NOT be accepted.