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Operations and Jail Tasks - 10/01/2021


Your Callaway County Sheriff's Office staff remain extremely busy throughout the county, covering a vast 842 square mile area with 820 miles of county maintained roadways alone!  As of September 22, 2021, Sheriff's Office staff have handled 19,751 calls for service ranging from the most hideous acts one may commit to some super mundane, unimaginable calls.  This equates to a 7% call increase from year 2020.  While deputies do provide the primary response to calls outside the police-protected municipalities, they many times do assist the city police officers "in town," especially with high-priority calls.  Additionally, deputies frequently assist the Missouri State Highway Patrol with traffic crashes; many times on Interstate 70.

A huge, but sometimes forgotten task of the Sheriff's Office, is the operation of the county jail.  Our jail serves as the sole intake for all arrested subjects throughout the county.  Whether a person is jailed by deputies, a city police officer, state trooper, or some other law enforcement agent, they are booked/processed in the Callaway County Jail.  As of September 22, 2021, our jail detention officers have booked/processed 1,827 subjects into the jail.  While most bond out or, pursuant to MO Supreme Court rules are issued a Court summons immediately after booking/processing, the most serious or repeat offenders are kept in-custody.  Throughout the year, our daily inmate population of those not applicable for release has been approximately 85 offenders (many times, all of which are being held for felony offenses!).  Our current jail has general population capacity of 74, thus we are operating at full capacity.  The new county jail, to be open by year end 2022, will have a general population capacity of 152 - much needed space!

As always, if there are any concerns or questions about a Sheriff's Office related matter, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I am elected to serve you and answer your call. 

At your service,

Sheriff Clay Chism