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Clay County Missouri Sheriff Overview

Clay County is located in the north western part of Missouri with county seat of Liberty. Clay County is in the top five most populated Missouri counties. It was organized at the beginning of 1822 and named in honor of Henry Clay, a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. The zip codes in Clay County include 64024, 64048, 64060, 64062, 64068, 64072, 64162, 64089, 64117, 64116, 64119, 64118, 64492, 64144, 64155, 64157, 64156, 64158, 64161, 64165, 64167 and 64166.

Sheriff Paul C. Vescovo III is in charge of Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Col. and  Undersheriff Frank Stathopoulos is the second person in command. To reach either Cheriff Vescovo or Undersheriff Stathopoulos, visit the administrative offices located at 12 South Water Street in Liberty. You can also call the main phone number 816-407-350 or the Communications-Call Center on 816-407-3700 or send an email to the Sheriff at

Clay County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 12 S. Water Street, Liberty, Missouri 64068

Phone: 816- 407-3750


Inmate Search in Clay County Jail

The Clay County Detention Center provides an online list of currently housed inmates to members of the public who need to get information for safety purposes. To locate a Clay County offender who is incarcerated visit the Sheriff’s website and search the

arranged in alphabetical order.

If you have suspicions that you might have encountered a most wanted person, you can check your concern by browsing the Most Wanted list available online at Clay County Sheriff’s Office website. The list includes a poster with a photo and relevant identification information. To report a most wanted criminal, call the Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 816)-407-3748 or the Clay County Communications Center at 816-407-3700.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Visits for inmates are allowed from Monday to Saturday.

Maximum number of visitors is 3 at a time out of which only 2 can be adults. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian with notarized paperwork. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the visit, present an ID card and adhere to the visitation schedule that is arranged per detainee’s last name.

Inmates can receive phone calls via the Encartele telephone services vendor. To call an inmate you  must create an account with Encartele. To send mail to an inmate address the envelope as follows:

Inmates Name

Clay County Detention Center

14 S. Water St. Liberty, MO 64068

Inmate Commissary Funds

Use the kiosk in the visitation lobby or visit to transfer funds online. You must have a photo ID with you and the inmate’s name to use the kiosk. The kiosk accepts cash and credit card transfers. The fee for cash is $1 and the fee for credit cards is charged on $150 transfers.  Funds must be sent by Friday 9am to be transferred on the inmate’s account for next week.  

Working at Clay County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Clay County Sheriff’s Office publishes employment opportunities in the Careers section on the Sheriff’s website.

Openings in the Detention Division include a Deputy, A Detention Officer and a Communications  Officer job position. A Deputy works in 8 to 10 hour shifts with a starting salary of $17 per hour or $35,42 per year plus benefits and uniform allowance.

Job description includes:

  • Maintaining jail security
  • Processing individuals in and out of the facility
  • Supervising and control of inmate activities
  • Cell and dayroom shakedowns
  • Emergency codes responding
  • Rule enforcement
  • Inmate transport  

    If you want to apply for this position, contact ​Amy Davis, HR Specialist at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office located at:

    12 South Water Street

    Liberty Missouri 64068

    (816) 407-3749

    Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

    Each perpetrator classified as a sex offender is obligated to register in federal and state sex offender registries. Typical sex offenses are sex abuse, lewd conduct, distribution of child pornography, rape, molestation or other violent or forceful acts performed against the will of another. Members of the public can use the sex offender registries as a precautionary measure against the perpetrators. If you wish to search a sex offender whose work, school or place of residence is associated with Clay County, visit the Clay County registry and browse the offenders by name. Please note that noncompliant offenders may be missing from the list.

    Bail and Bondsman

    Many arrested suspects want to keep out of jail while awaiting their trial date.  A judge can enable this right for you in the court order by setting a bail amount. The bail must be posted at the court as a safety guarantee for court appearance. You or a close person can complete the procedure, but if you don’t have the funds, you can ask a bondsman for help. Authorized bondsmen are typically listed at the Circuit Court. They deal with bail bonds quickly and discreetly for a 10% service fee. This is a non-refundable amount. In case you fail to show up at court, the bail posted on your behalf is lost and the bonding company will reach for a bounty hunter.

    Contact the Clay County Public Defender
    Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
    Name:Clay County Public Defender
    Address:234 East Shrader Street, Liberty, Missouri, 64068
    Hours:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Clay County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined317
    Avg Daily Population313
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll88
    Full time total employees88
    Total salaries and wages3380
    Other operating expenditures1234
    Total construction costs0
    Equipment, furnishings, etc0
    Year of original construction1985
    Year of major renovation2002
    Name of new facilitynot applicable


    Clay County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016134,971
    Number Employed Annual Average, 2016129,742
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20165,229
    Unemployment Rate, 20163.9
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201565,106
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Clay County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201418,212
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20157.8
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
    Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at 1:12pm
    Sergeant Scott Boyum passed away yesterday after a long-term illness. He was assigned to the Detention Unit and has served with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office since 1999. We are heartbroken for his family and coworkers.
    Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at 12:34pm
    @NorseVictor Most of our dogs serve 7-8 years and then retire in the homes of their handlers.
    Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 4:00pm
    We’ll be joining agencies across the metro tonight for saturation patrols. That means we’ll have extra deputies out looking for impaired drivers. Plan on being pulled over if you’re drunk or high and still choose to drive.
    Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 7:13pm
    @libertymopd We appreciate it and hope Kratos will be able to help you guys out when needed!
    Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 5:42pm
    We're excited to welcome Kratos to the Clay County Sheriff's Office! Thank you to all our community members who made Kratos possible.
    K9 Sgt Edwards @K9SgtEdwards
    Here he is everyone! Meet K-9 Kratos. Kratos is a one year old Dutch Shepherd. He will arrive here within a couple of weeks and is the newest member of our K-9 Unit. This was made possible by all the wonderful sponsors and players at our golf tournament today!
    Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 5:55pm
    We're so proud of Detention Officers Ubben and Oldag! Their commanders just recognized them for their work saving the life of an inmate who attempted to die by suicide this morning.
    Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at 1:28pm
    Join us in welcoming the newest members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office! Deputies Bayless and Bransfield were sworn in this morning.
    Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at 11:42am
    @TonkaNation Be sure to check out the Law Enforcement Career Path program!

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