Dallas County Law Enforcement Center

This 62,072 SF Law Enforcement Center includes a jail, penthouse, and administrative spaces. The jail has 61 general population cells (two beds each), 8 special needs cells (one bed each), and 2 beds in booking for a total of 132-beds. Other departments housed in the facility include jail services, jail administration, Sheriff’s administration, patrol, investigations, a civil department, and an initial appearance courtroom. Support spaces include interview rooms, evidence, records, storage, and a sally port. The facility design and new surveillance technologies enhance safety for the public, staff, and inmates.

The Samuels Group provided project planning, estimating, and pre-referendum services. A full communications plan (including a website, Facebook page, printed communications, advertising, and community information meetings) was developed to help educate and inform the public about the project and to encourage voting. The referendum passed with a 77.6% yes vote.

The Samuels Group is currently serving as construction manager for the project.


  • 62,072 SF
  • 132-Beds
  • Jail / Jail Services / Jail Administration
  • Sheriff's Administration
  • Patrol
  • Investigations
  • Civil Department
  • Initial Appearance Room


  • Project Planning
  • Estimating
  • Pre-Referendum / Communications
  • Construction Management


28985 Thin Blue Line Ln,
Adel, IA 50003