Wylie City Jail
Detention Manager – Bryce Thompson
The City of Wylie Jail is located in the Wylie Public Safety Building, 2000 N Hwy 78, Wylie, TX 75098. All persons arrested by the Wylie Police Department are brought to the jail facility where they may be housed until their release or transfer to a County Jail Facility.
The jail is fully staffed by Detention Officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Currently, the jail has an authorized Detention Staff which includes a Detention Manager, and six Detention Officers.
All Detention Officers initially receive 40 hours of training and additional follow-up training each year to include defensive tactics, CPR, de-escalation techniques, and other related courses of instruction.
The jail can house up to 25 detainees at any one time and utilizes 9 male cells, 2 female cells, 1 detox (handicap cell), two temporary holding cells and one padded cell. In addition, there is a sallyport, an arresting officer intake area, a visitation room, and a jail lobby.
The Detention Staff utilize jail cameras, jail intercoms and face to face observations to ensure detainee safety while temporarily housed in the Wylie City Jail.
1. Where is the Wylie City Jail and when is it open?
The Wylie City Jail is located at 2000 N Hwy 78, Wylie, Texas, on the east side of the Wylie Public Safety Building. The facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
2. How can I find out if someone is in the Wylie City Jail?
Contact the Detention Staff at 972-429-8168.
3. Where is the Collin County Jail?
The Collin County Jail is located at 4300 Community Ave, McKinney, TX 75071.
4. Where is the Dallas County Jail?
The Dallas County Jail is located at Lew Sterritt Justice Center, 111 West Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202.
5. Where is the Rockwall County Jail?
The Rockwall County Jail is located at 950 T.L. Townsend Dr., Rockwall, TX, 75087.
6. What does it mean when a person is "booked" into the City Jail?
This is an administrative process documenting a detainee’s entrance into the Wylie City Jail. The process includes collecting information such as the person’s name, address, reason for the arrest (criminal charge (s)), and inventorying personal property. A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well.
7. What occurs during an arraignment?
An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a detainee. The judge informs the detainee of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount.
8. When are prisoners arraigned?
Arraignments are generally held daily between 10 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., but can occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrates' schedules.
9. What is "Jail Credit"?
The Judge assigns a monetary value for time spent in the City Jail for a Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant, as regulated by state law.
10. Is Municipal Jail credit applied to all arrests?
No, Municipal Jail credit only applies to class C misdemeanors.
11. What items may I bring a prisoner?
Personal items of convenience and money may not be contributed to the detainee's property. Detainee prescription medication will be accepted only if it is sealed by a pharmacy and dispensed in the prescribed manner.
12. How may I get a prisoner's property?
Detainee property can only be released after the detainee grants written permission authorizing the release. To claim detainee property it is necessary to:
Complete a property release form
Present a driver's license or a state issued identification card
13. May a prisoner make free phone calls?
Detainees are allowed two free phone calls. A detainee is also allowed to make collect phone calls from inside the jail.
14. What is an Alias Warrant?
This is a warrant where no plea has been entered. A detainee, bail bond company, or an attorney can post a bond for this type of warrant. The bond assures that the detainee will appear in court.
15. What is a Capias Pro Fine Warrant?
This is a warrant where a plea and final judgment has been entered and the detainee did not follow through with the court order. The only way to resolve a Capias Pro Fine Warrant is to pay the fine in full or be released through "time served" by remaining in the Municipal Jail until enough jail credit has been approved by the Judge. In some situations depending on the detainee's financial situation, the Judge may approve community service hours or a payment plan.
16. How long will a prisoner remain in the Wylie City Jail Facility for class C misdemeanor warrants issued out of a different city?
The city that issued the warrant generally has 24 hours to pick up a prisoner. If the issuing city fails to meet this deadline, the prisoner may be released and the warrants will be reinstated.
17. How can a prisoner resolve a City of Wylie class C misdemeanor warrant or arrest?
You may resolve a class C misdemeanor warrant or arrest by:
• Credit Card - which can be accepted at the jail or remotely by accessing the AllPAID system. Please see the attached link for AllPAID.
• Being released "time served" after acquiring enough jail credit as approved by the Judge
• A combination of jail credit and cash or credit card payment
18. How can a prisoner resolve a class C misdemeanor warrant issued from another city?
Payment can be accepted by either the issuing agency or the City of Wylie. If payment is made at the Wylie City Jail, either cash or money order. Credit card may be used on the ALLPAID System if the other city is a member of ALLPAID. Only cash in the exact amount can be accepted.
19. How can a prisoner get out of the Wylie City Jail when arrested for a felony or misdemeanor (other than a class C misdemeanor)?
Pay the bond at the Collin County Sheriff's Office bond desk
Pay the bond at the Dallas County Sheriff's Office bond desk
Pay the bond at the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office bond desk
Contact an attorney
Contact a bail bond company
20. Will city employees recommend a bail bond company or an attorney?
No, but most bail bond companies and attorneys can be located in the phone book, on the Internet, or by using directory assistance.