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Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office upgraded its text message alert notification feature on March 29, 2019. The upgraded text alert system features a new link in the message body. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of an alert with the previous link and a sample of the same alert with the new link:

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line and a From address of Saline Sheriff MO. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page: www.salinecountysheriff.com/alerts 

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please contact us at 660.886.5512.

As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.

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Local Scams

The Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of ongoing telephone scams. Two of the most prevalent are calls from someone stating they are from the IRS and the other is someone reporting they are in jail.

The IRS scam involves a caller stating you must send money within a certain period of time or be arrested. The IRS will not contact you by telephone. Additional information and tips regarding contact from the IRS can be obtained on their website at www.irs.gov and go to Help on the screen.

The second scam is a caller stating they are in jail and need you to send them money. Often the caller will state they are a family member and may have a name that fits someone in your family. Calls from inmates in the Saline County Jail have a recording stating that is where the call is originating. If you have questions about someone being in jail in Saline County, you may call the office at 660-886-5511 or access the current inmate list on our website under Jail. If the person says they are in another county, it would be best to contact that jail directly or call our office and we can help with getting contact information for that agency.