Message From The Sheriff
Emergency: 911
660-747-6469 (24 Hours)
660-747-TIPS (8477)
(Crime Tips)
278 SW 871
Centerview, Missouri 64019
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8am - 4pm

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Sergeant Andrew Gobber

Shift Supervisor

Evidence Officer


SWAT Team Leader


Corporal Shane O'Connor


SWAT Assistant Team Leader

Range Officer/Trainer


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Corporal Matt Carter

SWAT Team Member

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Deputy John Thompson


Range Officer

SWAT Team Member

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Deputy Trent Neal


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Deputy William Holland

SWAT Team Member

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Deputy Eric Norris

SWAT Team Member

K-9 Handler

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Deputy Joseph Burton

SWAT Team Member

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Deputy Robert Watkins

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Deputy Tim Schnell

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Sergeant David Mayhew                  

Unit Supervisor

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 Sergeant Buck Edwards

Criminal Investigator

C.V.S.A Operator

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Corporal Michael Coleman

Criminal Investigator

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Sergeant Aaron Brown  Photo Not Available
Sergeant Jeffery Parsons Photo Not Available






Sergeant Dale Malcolm

Unit Supervisor

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 Deputy Stephen Hiatt  Photo Not Available





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Missouri State statutes require the county commission of each county in the state to erect and maintain a county jail.  Chapter 49.310 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri states, “ The County Commission in every county in this State shall erect and maintain at the established seat of justice a good and sufficient courthouse, and  jail,”. 

Missouri state statutes also require the sheriff to operate the county jail. Chapter 221.020 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri states, “ The sheriff of each county in this state shall have custody, rule, keeping and charge of the jail within his county, and of all the prisoners in such jail”.




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Sergeant James James

Assistant Jail Administrator

Deputy Sheriff


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Justin Bentzinger

Civilian Detention Officer

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Renee Sheffield

Deputy Sheriff/Detention Officer

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Nicole Collins

Deputy Sheriff/Detention Officer

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Stephen Hall

Deputy Sheriff/Detention Officer

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Zach Collins

Civilian Detention Officer

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Suzi Hardin

Civilian Detention Officer

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Carla Epps

Civilian Detention Officer

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Kelsie Moore

Civilian Detention Officer

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Tracy Bartlett

Civilian Detention Officer

Transport Officer

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Samantha Callaway

Civilian Detention Officer

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Joel Erler

Civilian Detention Officer

Transport Officer

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Kristy Guthrie

Civilian Detention Officer

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Matt Tague

Civilian Detention Officer

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Jacob Leonard

Civilian Detention Officer

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Dakota Malcolm

Civilian Detention Officer


David Richards

Civilian Detention Officer

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Zach Bryan

Civilian Detention Officer

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Chelsi Williams

Civilian Detention Officer

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Travis Foster

Civilian Detention Officer

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Cody Pieper

Civilian Detention Officer


Travis Rinehart

Deputy Sheriff/Detention Officer

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Sgt. Tara Moore

Control Unit Supervisor                 

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Robert Bennett

Control/Detention Officer

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 Kourtni Locke

Control/Detention Officer

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Celeste Hough

Control/Detention Officer

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Riley Rankin

Control/Detention Officer


Christina Callaway

Control/Detention Officer

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Each year over three thousand people are booked into the Johnson County Jail. 


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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office works with the ALL Court systems as well as area attorneys to facilitate a timely and effective service of all types of civil process. Deputies also coordinate enforcement process with requesting parties and or attorneys. They also serve all civil process while maintaining a professional and impartial position between all of the parties involved. 

Below is a list of civil process types as well as the fees associated with their service;

TYPE Fee Mileage Cost
Summons $30.00 $12.50
Executions/Garnishments $30.00 $12.50
Order to Show Cause $30.00 $12.50
Notice to Respondent $30.00 $12.50
Subpoena $10.00 $12.50
Order of Protection Free Free


All Civil Process is handled by Administrative Assistant, Ms. Patty Denney.  She can be contacted by calling 660-747-6411, Monday through Friday from 07:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m., excluding holidays.  Written correspondence can be mailed to Ms. Denney at 278 S.W. 871 Road, Centerview, Mo. 64019. 

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Conceal and Carry Requirements

The Sheriff's Office is here to assist you in the acquisition of a Conceal and Carry Permit.  The following documentation needed in order for us to assist you with your permit acquisition.

All request for permits will be done by appointment only.  You can set up your appointment by calling Karla at (660) 747-6469, Monday through Friday excluding Holidays, between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. 

You will need to bring the following documents to complete your application;

a.  An Official form of identification, i.e. Driver's License or State I.D. with current photograph.  It must have your current actual address (not P.O. Box).

b. Paperwork from your firearms instructor.

c.  If stationed here with the Military, you must provide a copy of your Orders.

d.  For a permit renewal, you must have $50.00 cash.  For an expired CCW permit, there will be an additional charge of $10.00 for each month past the expiration date.

e.  For a new permit, you will need $100.00 cash.

In all cases, you must have your current actual address documented on your identification or some other "proof of address".

Our office is located at the Johnson County Jail located at 278 SW. 871 Road, Centerview, Mo. 64019.  Please remember there is no one here to watch your children.  As part of the application process, you will need to be fingerprinted, therefore, DO NOT bring your children un-attended to our facility.



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The D.A.R.E. Mission

D.A.R.E.’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence free lives.

The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential.  And, that’s exactly what D.A.R.E. is designed to do.

Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders.  Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow up healthy, safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life.   Contemporary America, however, is rampant with challenges that could keep children from a positive life path.

The D.A.R.E. program has been an important part of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office since it was first introduced in 1983.  Today D.A.R.E. is taught by Deputy Sheriff Dale Malcolm.  Deputy Malcolm is a ten year veteran of law enforcement and takes great pride in his role as our D.A.R.E. instructor.  Each year Deputy Malcolm spends hundreds of hours preparing lesson plans, organizing events, and instructing more than 130 students in five school districts located throughout Johnson County.

Currently D.A.R.E. is taught by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in the Crest Ridge, Leeton, Kingsville, and Chilhowee school districts.  The D.A.R.E program is also taught at the Johnson County Christian Academy located in Centerview, Missouri.   

While many school districts across the state and nation have stopped instructing the D.A.R.E. program, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to continuing this valuable curriculum.  The lessons learned by students participating in the D.A.R. E. program are essential in our efforts to equip each and every child with the tools and skills necessary to live a drug and violence free life.

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of its active Reserve Deputy Program. The Deputies who are currently members of the Program are all P.O.S.T. Certified and fully commissioned Deputies. They all have the exact same police powers as those Deputies who are currently employed by the Sheriff’s Office. The Reserve Program is very beneficial to the Sheriff’s Office because it provides valuable experience and manpower for the Agency,while at the same time, provide services and security to the public. This program is a success because of the dedication and the desire to serve and protect all citizens who live in and travel through Johnson County and is done with little or no cost to the citizens.

The Reserve Program is manages by Deputy Timothy Schnell. If you are P.O.S.T. Certified and have a desire to serve the citizens of Johnson County, please contact Deputy Schnell at 660-747-6469 and leave a message for Deputy Schnell to contact you reference the Reserve Program.

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Warrensburg Police Department have joined together to create a combined Special Weapons and Tactics Team. The team was formed in an effort to enhance the abilities of the Johnson County law enforcement community to quickly and efficiently respond to crisis or high-risk situations. The primary responsibility of S.W.A.T. is the resolution or containment of high-risk and crisis situations that require the unique and specialized skills set possessed by each of our team members. These specialized skill sets are learned in the classroom and practiced repeatedly through rigorous training they have received from an accredited training provider who specializes in training S.W.A.T tactics and procedures, All members of the SWAT teams continually train as a unit during regularly scheduled training sessions in the classroom as well in a tactical environment.

The duties of the associated with S.W.A.T. are diverse and extremely dangerous. These duties include such things as executing high risk search warrants, responding to armed and barricaded subjects, hostage negotiations, hostage rescue, riot control, and specialized protection of dignitaries. The unit is able to resolve those situations through intelligence gathering, intense planning and specialized training. As with any law enforcement operation, the primary goal of S.W.A.T. is to preserve the peace and ensure the safety of our citizens. The combined S.W.A.T. unit strives to resolve all crisis situations in a manner that will ensure the safety of our deputies, suspect, and most importantly, the public. This is accomplished by using only the degree of force necessary to resolve each crisis situation they respond to. By employing a wide variety of law enforcement tactics combined with specialized skills and equipment the S.W.A.T team has been very successful in accomplishing the tasks they have been involved in. Since December of 2014, the SWAT team has been involved in several situations which include Hostage Situation, Felony Arrests and Narcotics violations. All of those situations were successfully resolved without any types of injuries to the team, suspects or the public. The SWAT team is ready and able to overcome any challenge it meets while serving all of the citizens of Johnson County regardless of where they live.




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Conceal Carry

The number of applications and permits awarded for Missouri Conceal and Carry Firearms permits has been growing steadily over the past months in Johnson County.

With the increase in applications, comes an increase in required paperwork not only for the Sheriff’s Office, but for local Department of Revenue offices as well. The situation also has caused an increase in scrutiny for these offices stemming from a lawsuit filed a few weeks ago in Southeast Missouri. A man has sued after being told by a license office in his area that it would make digital copies of documents needed for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. His lawsuit states that the Missouri Department of Revenue has allegedly been compiling data on Missouri residents seeking concealed carry permits and then forwarding it to a third party with ties to the federal government.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder held a press conference recently and revealed the lawsuit had been filed to fight the action and prevent any violation of Americans’ privacy. The lawsuit was filed by Stoddard County prosecuting attorney Russ Oliver on behalf of Missouri resident Eric Griffin. Oliver filed the lawsuit as a private attorney.

“I fully support Mr. Oliver in this important legal action in Stoddard County Circuit Court,” Kinder said “The case has issues of statewide importance implicating serious privacy concerns for law-abiding citizens. These folks have followed the letter of the law and have been approved for concealed carry by the proper authorities. They must not be required to share that information with any third parties or the federal government.”

The issue was brought to light after Griffin went to his local Department of Motor Vehicles fee office after passing the application process for a concealed carry gun permit. Oliver says Griffin refused to let DMV employees scan and store some of his documentation — so he was denied his permit.

The Missouri Department of Revenue reportedly installed new computer equipment that records certain information as a part of the federal Real ID Act of 2005, according to Oliver. The equipment is the result oif a reported grant that allowed the agency to utilize and operate the equipment with funding. State laws prohibit the department from retaining and forwarding certain information. The information that was compiled by the DOR was reportedly being forwarded to Morpho Trust, U.S.A., a Georgia company that “specializes in partnering with state and federal governmental agencies. There are important privacy concerns for concealed carry holders who justly fear their information is being sent to a third party or the federal government,” Oliver said. “Missouri law makes it clear that what is going on here is illegal, and serves no legitimate purpose since the county sheriff is solely charged with the duty of determining applicants’ eligibility for endorsement.”

A trial judge issued a temporary restraining order over the practice the same day the lawsuit was filed. Oliver said the order is limited to the Stoddard County license office.
A Revenue Department spokesman said the agency follows the law.

Locally, Johnson County Sheriff Chuck Heiss has heard an increase in questions about the matter. He states that “We need to remember that this is not an issue with our local office, or the Department of Revenue offices in our County, but comes from the ‘higher ups’ in the State. and all questions or concerns with that issue should be directed to the State Department of Revenue Office in Jefferson City at 573-751-4450 and not taken up with the local offices directly.”

Applicants are directed by law to come to the Department of Revenue to apply for a license with the Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) endorsement within seven days after receiving their Concealed Carry Certificate of Qualification from the Sheriff‘s Office.