The Saline County Sheriff's Office Communication Division currently is in operation 24 hours a day, including holidays and weekends.
Each new communication officer trainee is given a minimum of six weeks of on the job training with senior officers. After six months of employment, the trainee attends training to become certified on the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System.
Communication officers have many responsibilities, not only with this office, but also work very closely with Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Conservation Agent and other local agencies. The main responsibility is to the safety of our deputies, the citizens of Saline County and others as they pass through.
Responsibilities of a Communications Officer:
Answering the call: All incoming calls to the Sheriff's Office-emergency, non-emergency, administrative and calls for the jail start here. (Even with the opening of the E-911 in Center in 2011 the Sheriff's Office still receives emergency calls when called direct.)
Radios: All incoming radio traffic-Road and Jail Division, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Conservation Agents and local agencies radio traffic is monitored.
Assisting the Public: Any member of the public that walks into the lobby of the Sheriff's Office will be assisted by a communications officer at the window. Assistance with walk-in reports, general questions, CCW permits, Sex Offender registry, inmate visitation and bonding.
- New permits/Renewals are accepted Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., except holidays
- New permit $100, valid for 5 years
- Renewal $50, valid for 5 years
Sex Offender Registrations:
- Registrations are accepted Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., except holidays. Appointments outside the listed hours may be scheduled by request.
Before each visitation, communications officers will require a valid, photo, state ID and will request a short visitation form to be filled out. Visitation schedules can be found the Jail portion of this website.
Bonds: Bonds are accepted 24 hours a day, including holidays and weekends. Bonds, whether cash or through a bondsman, are written by communications staff.
Facility Security: Communications officers help protect the security of the facility and inmates by monitoring surveillance cameras and answering intercoms, both inside and outside the building.
Calls for Service: All calls for service have a incident opened through the records management system and, if required, a report number will issued to the call deputy.
Inquiries and entries: Communication officers make computer inquiries to include driver's status, vehicle registration, active warrants and wanted/stolen items. They are responsible for making computer entries on people (wanted, missing, AMBER Alerts, Silver Alerts), stolen vehicles, stolen plates, stolen articles, stolen guns, ex-parte orders, full orders of protections and sex offenders registered in our county. Additionally, they also confirm warrants with other agencies, and assist in setting up extraditions.