Hill Road Jail Entrance

The Hill Road Correctional Facility, at 4913 Helbush Drive, Lakeport, CA, was opened in 1990 when the first phase of construction was completed. Construction continued until 1999, when the 68,193 square foot facility became fully operational. 

The facility is rated by the state to hold 297 inmates and the Sheriff’s Office is allocated 68 full-time employees, including 52 sworn positions to ensure the safety and security of the facility.

 The facility is almost completely self-contained by providing on-site medical care, food service, laundry, visitation and educational opportunities. 

The facility is the central reception center for all persons arrested within Lake County. 

It serves: 

  • Lake County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Clearlake Police Department
  • Lakeport Police Department
  • California Highway Patrol 
  • other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. 

Over 4,000 people, on average, are brought into and booked at the facility annually.

Hill Road Correctional Facility Command Staff

Taylor, Norm (Capt)
Findley, Jason (Lt)

Captain Norm Taylor

Captain Norm Taylor began his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Lakeport Police Department. After working in a variety of assignments, including three years as an agent with the Lake County Narcotic Task Force, he transferred to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2013. He was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit as a Sergeant while he continued to work collateral duties as a Firearms Instructor, Marijuana Eradication team member, Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement team member, and SWAT team member. After being promoted to Lieutenant in 2015, he was assigned as the Patrol commander. Norm continued his education and, in 2017, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2019 and was assigned as the Corrections Division Commander.

Lt. Jason Findley

Lieutenant Findley began his career with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. He was born and raised in Southern California.  Jason has worked in a variety of assignments within the custody division, including correctional officer, facility training officer, and transportation officer. Jason promoted to sergeant in 2009 and lieutenant in 2011.  Jason has served as the custody division administrative lieutenant since 2011. As the custody division administrative lieutenant, he oversees the facility training program, classification unit, food services, and facilities services.