We will serve, protect and defend the citizens of Osage County against all unlawful activities that may arise by being a visible force in all communities. We will operate within the laws of the State of Missouri and the United States of America. We will ensure that justice be our guide and the well being of our citizens our goal. We wi
We will serve, protect and defend the citizens of Osage County against all unlawful activities that may arise by being a visible force in all communities. We will operate within the laws of the State of Missouri and the United States of America. We will ensure that justice be our guide and the well being of our citizens our goal. We will serve with compassion and dignity and exhibit the best qualities of public service. We will ever be vigilant, ensuring that Law Enforcement will NOT be about race, status, or power, but about protecting our families and serving all citizens of Osage County.
Osage County Sheriff's Office
106 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 619
Linn, MO 65051
(573) 897-3927 – Phone
(573) 897-5750 - Jail
(573) 897-4383 – Fax
(573) 897-9936 – Tip Lin
Sheriff: Michael Bonham (center)
Captain: Travis Shaffer (left of Sheriff)
Administrative Coordinator: Andi Rice (far left)
Clerk: Charlotte Townley (second from left)
Detention Lieutenant: Justin Bridges (second from right)
Reserve Lieutenant: Kenn Dodd (far right)
Deputies, and several reserve deputies, cover 611 square miles including the municipalities of Linn, Chamois, Freeburg, Westphalia, Meta, Argyle and Belle and smaller communities, on a daily basis. This division includes routine vehicle patrol, marine and off-road equipment deployable to assist our communities at any time.
The Boat Division patrols all accessible waterways within the confines of Osage County and any others upon request and with consent.
Sheriff Bonham, Captain Shaffer, Lieutenant Bridges, Reserve Detective Williams
ATV/ UTV Division:
The ATV / UTV Division provides the Sheriff's Office the ability to search and occasionally patrol areas that would otherwise be inaccessible to the common car, truck or SUV. These vehicles are often used in major events or searching for missing persons / property.
Sheriff Bonham, Captain Shaffer, Lieutenant Bridges, Corporal Koon, Deputy Cottingham, Sergeant Haslag, DO Tarr
Patrol Division Personnel:
Operations Captain: Travis Shaffer
Corporal - Andrew Koon
Corporal - Darrell Chrisenberry
Deputy - Jacob Cottingham
Deputy - William Fogleman
Deputy - Chase Watts
The Detention Division works in tandem with the Patrol Division by booking and providing basic needs for the subjects brought in pending charges or warrants. The Detention Division also ensures these personnel a present for court appearances and responsible for their timely release when granted by the judicial system.
Detention Division Staff:
Jail Administrator / Lieutenant - Justin Bridges
Detention Sergeant - Amber Haslag
Detention Corporal - Joyce Tarr
Detention Officer - Jordan Lyons
Detention Officer - Savannah Wood
Detention Officer - James Backman
Detention Officer - Jarod Monroe
***ALL VISITATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19***
**WE'RE HIRING** - We are always looking for ambitious personnel who are interested in beginning their law enforcement career by starting in the Osage County Detention Center! This allows for a front line view of what the Sheriff's Office is all about. Many of our employees have the goals of becoming a road deputy. Let us introduce you to your law enforcement future! Come see us in person or visit Indeed.com by clicking https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=detention+officer&l=Linn%2C+MO&ts=1619729211019&rq=1&rsIdx=0 for details or contact us by phone. Digital applications are available for downloading at the bottom of this page.
Incarcerated inmates have access to commissary items such as e-cigs, phone cards etc. Money or money orders can be dropped off at the Detention Center at any time. Funds can be applied to an inmates account in a similar way over the phone. You must call (573) 897-5750 and leave the following information:
3-Digit Security Code
Failure to provide all the above information will prevent the transaction from being completed. All information is destroyed immediately after the transaction is verified complete. Processing fees do apply and they vary depending on the deposit amount. These are automatically generated by the POS system. You will be immediately notified if your card is declined.
The Osage County Detention Center uses Combined Public Communications as our phone service system. To access the phones, inmates may call collect, purchase a phone card ($10 each) or have funds placed on a phone account using "www.inmatesales.com" or calling 1-877-998-5678. All calls are $0 .20 per minute (international calls start at $1.00 per minute and varies per country.) Attorney calls are not recorded! If the individual incarcerated has a private attorney, please notify the facility so we may set these contact numbers up accordingly. Each inmate automatically has the Public Defender's Office set to "do not record."
It is true; the Osage County Detention Center now offers the ability to text in jail. These devices are also provided through Combined Public Communications. They cost $4 a month to use and .10 cents for each text message sent AND received. No photos will come through on these devices, yet it will charge the inmate if attempted. Inmates using these devices must sign an agreement form and could be held liable for the device if found damaged or destroyed. Each device is valued at $200 by CPC. Funds for Chirping accounts can also be set up by visiting "www.inmatesales.com" or calling 1-877-998-5678.
The Osage County Detention Center is also responsible for providing Court Security and Bailiff services to the Judicial Officials operating within the Osage County Court House. Anything not pertaining to your current court case or your general visit to the court house should be left in your vehicle. Cell phones, cameras and other recording and transmission devices are NOT allowed in the Osage County Courtroom. This Rule only applies to the Osage County Courtroom not the entire Courthouse. See attached Local Court Rule No. 13. If you have an impending court date, again, please leave your phone and unnecessary items in your vehicle. If you have prior approval from a judge to bring your cell phone, camera or other recording device into the courtroom, you will need to present that paperwork upon entering the courthouse.
If you have any questions about Local Court Rule No. 13, you may contact the Osage County Circuit Clerk's Office at 573-897-3114. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Mobile Patrol is a downloadable application offered by Appriss Safety Solutions that notifies victims of crime where incarcerated individuals may be in custody regardless of municipality, county or state. That application may be obtained by visiting the Apple Store, Google Play Store. If the incarcerated person your may be looking for does not appear on this website we encourage you to call the facility for verification. Staff on site will be able to confirm whether or not a person is incarcerated however further information may not be provided by policy.
VINELink, otherwise known as "Victim Information and Notification Everyday", is another application offered by Appriss Safety Solutions with similar features. It too can be accessed through the Apple Store, Google Play Store. If the incarcerated person your may be looking for does not appear on this website we encourage you to call the facility for verification. Staff on site will be able to confirm whether or not a person is incarcerated however further information may not be provided by policy.
INMATE HANDBOOK (doc)Download
CPC Phone Instructions (pdf)Download
CPC Chirping Agreement (pdf)Download
Debit or Credit Commissary Deposit Instructions (pdf)Download
Osage County Sheriff Employment Application-Fillable (pdf)Download
Osage County Sheriffs Office Voluntary Statement-Fillable (pdf)Download
Commendation Form 2021 (pdf)Download
Complaint form 2021 (pdf)Download
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