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New Release-Lobby Re-opening

The Sheriff's Office is re-opening lobby services on a limited basis. Limits are being set to avoid overcrowding and make social distancing possible.


On-site inmate visitation - Visitation in the area off the lobby has resumed by appointment only. As usual, times will be limited to 30 minutes in a one-hour period and scheduled according to inmate housing assignment. The new, temporary scheduled times will be posted in inmate housing units, lobby door and our website.


Appointments can be made by inmate request or by calling the sheriff's office at 660-886-5511 and speaking with the jail.


A limited number of booths are available for visitation and only one visitor allowed per scheduled time. In the event more than one person would request a visit in the same time slot, the inmate will be allowed to choose their visitor. On-site visitors should be aware there may be some brief delays while areas are sanitized between uses. In the event of a delay, visit time will be adjusted to allow 30 minutes.


CCW permits - New permits or renewals will be done by appointment only.


Sex offender registration - Registrations will need to be scheduled by appointment.


We recommend scheduling appointments for visitation, permits or registrations Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After business hours, those needing CCW permits or sex offender registration may either call 660-886-5511 to leave a message or email info@salinecountysheriff.com. Please make sure you leave information to be able to receive a follow up call.


Drivers license examinations - MSHP license examiners will test on Wednesdays and the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 9:30 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 3:25. Those wanting to take driving tests will need to have their vehicle sanitized and a face mask. Only applicants are to be in the lobby and those are limited to four at a time.


The Sheriff's Office lobby is always available for the purposes of making a report, applying for a protection order, posting bond or use of the inmate kiosk.


For safety of the community and our staff, we respectfully request the access of our lobby be limited to only the person needing to conduct business or visit.


The Saline County Sheriff's Office cares about the health of our community and staff, and we are taking the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. To help protect you and your families, we are monitoring the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that you receive the best and most up-to-date information. Click below for the latest available information.

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Saline County Safe Watch Program


Saline County Safe Watch sponsored by the Saline County Sheriff's Office encourages residents and businesses to register their privately owned home/business video surveillance systems in efforts to increase safety and reduce crime.  Law Enforcement recognizes that crimes can be committed at any place or time and that home/business video surveillance may have captured vital footage that could help solve crimes in our community.  During a criminal investigation, officers are often unaware of the many residences and businesses that have surveillance systems which may have captured footage of value to the investigation.  Having knowledge of the location of a surveillance system in the area could be instrumental in a successful resolution.



Why Register

There are several benefits to registering with the Saline County Sheriff's Office Safe Watch.  It expedites the retrieval of footage from surveillance systems close to the crime scene which may have recorded criminal activity.  It also reduces the number of officers assigned to canvass the area around a crime scene looking for operational surveillance systems.  This allows officers assigned to the investigation to be deployed to other tasks in the investigation thereby enabling a higher degree of efficiency of allocated resources.  Please note that this program does not give police the ability to tap into any home or business surveillance feeds.


If you are signed up for Safe Watch and a crime occurs in your neighborhood, you may be contacted by a Deputy who would ask if you could examine the time frame in question for potential video footage.  If your equipment was able to record pertinent information, we would arrange a convenient time and day to retrieve the footage from you.


Your participation in Safe Watch always remains 100% voluntary and your personal information will be kept confidential and not for public dissemination.  Only law enforcement personnel can view the surveillance footage.


How it works:

Registration:  This step is easy and takes just a few minutes to complete.  You provide contact information and tell us where your cameras are located.  There is no cost for registration, contact the Saline County Sheriff's Office at 660-886-5511 or by email at scso@salinecountysheriff.com and an application will be mailed to your residence. Complete the application, then mail or email the application back to the Sheriff's Office.

Call for Assistance:  The Sheriff's Office will only contact you if there is a criminal incident in the area of your security cameras.  The Deputy may request a copy of any video captured by your cameras which may be pertinent to the investigation.


Terms and Conditions

The Sheriff's Office Safe Watch is created to partner up with our residents and businesses by working together as a team to combat criminal activity in your neighborhoods and business areas.  By joining this program the registrants agree to the following Terms and Conditions.

  1.Any video footage collected by the Sheriff's Office relating to criminal activity may be used in the investigation and as possible evidence.

   2. Video footage provided to the Sheriff's Office is reserved for Official Use Only.

   3.  Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent/employee of any law enforcement agency through the Safe Watch.

   4. When necessary, the Sheriff's Office will contact you directly using the information provided to obtain security camera footage.

   5. You agree not to release any video footage or still images to the public or media without first consulting the Sheriff's Office. Exception to this condition: Registered users may continue to share their images and video (with or without audio) via the "Ring Neighbors" tool (Ring Alarm Security System).