Dealing with a government agency is never fun but remember this is a law enforcement agency. Some things you may be tempted to do can even be hazardous to your freedom.
Don’t take illegal items into the jail. You will be asked to go through a metal detector and to empty out your pockets.
Don’t demand to see or speak to the Sheriff. The jail houses about 4600 inmates. They process between 100-200 individuals a day. That’s in addition to the Law Enforcement side and the various support areas he has to deal with. The Sheriff does not have time to handle each complaint personally.
Don’t try to intimidate the officers or civilian employees by saying you know the sheriff. They probably hear that 50 times a day and are not impressed. Besides, they know him too.
Don’t believe that detention officers are not real officers. If you go to the jail and try to raise hell thinking they can’t do anything to you, you will quickly find out that quite a few detention officers have their Peace Officer’s Certification but even if an officer doesn’t it is perfectly legal for him to take you into custody.
Don’t threaten anyone at the jail. It’s bad enough to have someone in jail and having to deal with their system can drive you crazy. However, giving in to your anger and frustration by threatening people will only guarantee that you will get first hand knowledge of the booking process.