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Benton County Missouri Sheriff Overview

Benton County is located in the central western section of Missouri with a county seat of Warsaw. Formed in 1835, Benton County was named after Senator Thomas Hart Benton. The zip codes in Benton county include 65335, 65338, 65355, 65735, 65325 and 65779.

Benton County Sheriff’s Department is under the authority of Sheriff Eric Knox. You can get in touch with Sheriff Knox by calling him on 660-438-6135 or emailing at [email protected].

Benton County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 174 West Washington Street

P.O. Box 67, Warsaw, MO 65355

Phone: 660-438-6135

Fax: 660-438-3053

Email: [email protected]

Inmate Search in Benton County Jail

Benton County Jail does not manage an inmate list online. You can ask for information about detainees by contacting the jail administration. Call 660-438-6135 or send a fax on 660-438-6135 to find details about the incarcerated person you are interested in. Alternatively, you can email Sheriff Knox at [email protected] or use the Missouri Department of Corrections Offender Search by applying the offender’s Name and Document ID filters.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Check visitation schedule and hours before you visit the jail building. The easiest way to do so is by calling Sheriff Eric Knox Office at 660-438-6135. You can also appear in person at the Benton County Jail located at 174 West Washington Street in Warsaw and follow the instructions provided by correctional officers. Please be aware that most inmate visits are scheduled for half an hour, once or twice per week, so you should not expect that you will be allowed to do random visits. Make sure that you have a photo ID on you before you show up on the jail premises.

Working at Benton County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Missouri correctional officers have a starting hourly rate of $11.45 per hour. The annual salary for police officers at Missouri counties can range from $30,200 to $33,000. Both categories of candidates for law enforcement officers must be U.S. citizens and possess a High School Diploma or GED.

Typical job duties of a correctional officer include maintaining security in the jail premises, keeping inmates safe, as well as answering to emergency, shortage and overtime work requirements.  

The starting hourly rate for an open position in the Harrisonville Police Department is $17.50 and the top hourly rate is $26.25. For more details about the job position contact Mark Terman at:

[email protected]

Harrisonville Police Department

205 N. Lexington St.

Harrisonville, Missouri 64701

Phone: 816-380-8929

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Individuals found guilty of sex crimes involving violence, abuse and use of force against the will of the other person are classified as sex offenders and must register in the sex offender registries managed in the local county, the state and nationwide. Typical crimes committed by sex offenders include rape, child pornography, indecent exposure, prostitution, lewd conduct and other types of unwanted or offensive sex conduct. Since Benton County does not maintain a separate registry, you can search for perpetrators at the Missouri Highway State Patrol Sex Offender Registry or call the toll-free number at 1-888-SOR-MSHP (767-6747).

Bail and Bondsman

Many arrested persons need to place a bail to be able to defend from freedom. When you are put in custody, a judge will set the bail amount for you. In case you don’t have the bail money, you can contact a bond agency and ask the licensed bondman to help you by posting the amount at the court for you. Bondsmen charge a service fee for their services, and ask for a collateral to secure the bond loan. When the bond amount is posted, the defendant is released from incarceration and must show in court when ordered to do so. In case he or she fails, the bond amount is forfeited. 

Benton County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined12
Avg Daily Population19
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll6
Full time total employees6
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 128 WASHINGTON ST. WARSAW MO 65355

Benton County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20167,337
Number Employed Annual Average, 20166,893
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016444
Unemployment Rate, 20166.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201534,156
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Benton County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,436
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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