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
Phone - (573) 897-3927, ext 800
Jail - (573) 897-5750
Tip Line - (573) 897-9936
Sheriff: Michael Bonham
Captain: Travis Shaffer
Chief of Staff: Andi Rice
Detective Lieutenant: Nick Pappas
Detention Lieutenant: Darrell Chrisenberry
Clerk: Charlotte Townley
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.
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.
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.
**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 Cidnet. This is a system that connects you to your incarcerated loved one. Similar to a cell phone plan, data is sold at a universal rate of $0.30 per 1 Megabyte (MB). You can use this data to talk through Cidnet’s Voice, Video, and Mail Apps. As you use these apps, the system tracks how much data you use in every instance of communication, known as a Cidnet Utilization Event (CUE).
The Osage County Detention Center now offers the ability to text in jail. Attorney calls are not recorded. If the incarcerated individual 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."
The CIDNET App is Now Available on the Google Play Store. The CIDNET app boasts many improvements over the traditional phone-browser experience. For one thing, there’s no need to keep track of open tabs or remember account login information. It’s a much more streamlined user experience. In addition, the official CIDNET app has controls and input fields that have been optimized for Android users. There’s also the added benefit of notifications. Previously, the only notifications available to CIDNET customers were delivered to the user’s email. Now, whenever a new message is received or a video visitation is approved, the customer can get a notification sent straight to their phone. CIDNET Public Portal will support video visitation on iPhones. In addition, customers using the Android App will need to update their applications to the latest version (2.0) available on the Google Play Store.
For more information about Citnet, https://customer.cidnet.net/
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. 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 this policy, 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 (pdf)Download
Complaint Form (pdf)Download
Call or text 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity
Call (573) 897-9936 to submit a confidential tip to the Osage County Sheriff's Office.
(The tip line is NOT monitored 24/7 so if you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1)