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Buchanan County Missouri Sheriff Overview

Buchanan County is located in northwestern Missouri with a county seat of Saint Joseph. It was formed in 1838 and initially named after one of the first settlers Hiram Roberts. It was later renamed in honor of the U.S. Senator and President James Buchanan.  Columbia. The zip codes in Buchanan county include 64504, 64503, 64506, 64505, 64507, 64440, 64439, 64444, 64443, 64484, 64448, 64401, 64454 and 64501.

Sheriff Bill Puett is in charge of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. You can contact Sheriff Puett by calling 816-236-8800 or by visiting his office located on 501 Faraon Street in Saint Joseph. The second in command is Commander Mike Donaldson. Commander Donaldson can be reached on 816-236-8800 or by emailing [email protected]

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 501 Faran Street, St. Joseph, MO, 64501

Phone:  816-236-8800

Fax: 816-901-1758

Email: [email protected]

Inmate Search in Buchanan County Jail

The Inmate Roster in Buchanan county can be searched by Name, Global Subject Number, Booking Number and Booking Dates. By looking into the particular inmate’s profile you can find out information about his or her booking history, booking photo, demographic information, charge description and bond amount. The Most Wanted offenders registry includes the name of the arrested person, the type of the offense and the bond information.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Buchanan County Jail is organized in 2 house units and has a capacity for 224 inmates. All visits must be scheduled ahead Tuesday through Friday from 8am to 1pm by contacting the receptionist in the lobby or over the phone on 816-236-8888.

Visitation hours

Saturdays from 9am to 12pm (except on Saturday holidays)

Video visits and email services are provided to inmates via Turnkey Corrections. To set up an account, visit

Inmate phone services are managed via or by making a call on 1-800-483-8314. Mail (packages are not accepted) can be sent directly to the inmate on the following address:

Inmate’s Name

C/O Buchanan County Jail

501 Faraon Street

St. Joseph, MO 64501

Funds can be sent to the inmate’s commissary account on the above address by using the lobby kiosk in the Law Enforcement Center or online via

All deposits need to be processed no later than 8am on Mondays to be delivered for the next week’s commissary.

Working at Buchanan County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Typical law enforcement positions in Missouri  include correctional officers, policemen and patrol officers.

An hourly rate for a patrol officer is $13.50. Patrol Officers must be at least 21 years old and be Missouri POST Certified. Standard duties of a Patrol Officer include patrolling city streets, highway routes and handling tickets and calls.

If you are interested to apply for this position, send an inquiry to the following address:

Chief West

[email protected]

Reeds Spring Police Department

22601 Main Street

Reeds Spring, Missouri 65737

Phone: 417-272-3107

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Perpetrators of sex-related crimes must register in sex offender registries maintained on state and national level. The National Sex Offender registry covers all U.S. states while state registries correspond to sex-related crimes committed in the local area. Crimes classified as sex offenses include, but are not limited to lewd conduct, rape, statutory rape, sex abuse, molestation and distribution of child pornography. If you want to find a Buchanan sex offender you can perform an online lookup in the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. You can view noncompliant, as well as compliant sex offenders by doing a name-based search.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the monetary amount ordered by a judge which serves as a security for the offender’s appearance in court. When the offender posts the bail amount in full, he or she can wait for the trial out of jail. In case a judge has ordered a bail and you don’t have the money on you, a third person can post the money on your behalf. The easiest way for someone to post bail for an incarcerated person is to use the Law Enforcement lobby kiosk. The bail amount can also be posted from home by using If an inmate wants to pay the bond in person, he or she may use cash at the lobby kiosk.

Buchanan County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined188
Avg Daily Population195
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll39
Full time total employees39
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: 501 FARAON ST. ST. JOSEPH MO 64501

Buchanan County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201646,817
Number Employed Annual Average, 201644,900
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,917
Unemployment Rate, 20164.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201548,294
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Buchanan County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201414,578
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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