A BIG THANK YOU to the members of the Warrensburg Elks Lodge #673. Today we were visited by Elk Member John Taylor who presented our agency with a $1,000.00 check for our agencies K9 program. The Warrensburg Elks Lodge has always been a strong supporters of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office as well as the other Law Enforcement Agencies within our county. Their very generous donation will help bolster the K9 program which in turn will allow us to provide a very specialized enforcement as well as an education tool for the youths in Johnson County.
Again, thank you to all the members of Lodge 673 for their very generous donation.
Scott Munsterman, Sheriff
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office was visited today by Mike Moore, Operation BBQ Relief Ambassador. Mr. Moore presented a wonderful BBQ feast for all of the members of the Sheriff's Office to enjoy. Mr. Moore came by and presented the meals as Operation BBQ Relief's way of thanking the men and women of the Sheriff's Office for their service and dedication to the citizens of Johnson County.
Operation BBQ Relief is a NON-PROFIT organization which supplies food and other resources to communities in need throughout the entire United States. They are able to do this through donations from all types of businesses as well as private citizens. You can learn more about Operation BBQ Relief by going to https://operationbbqrelief.org/ and reading about their mission and the passion to serve those in need.
Pictured in the photograph are Mr. Mike Moore, Major Hugh Fowler, Captain Aaron Brown and Lieutenant Aubrie Scott. All those in the photo returned to Social Distancing once the photograph was taken.
Thank to Mike and and all the people associated with Operation BBQ Relief on behalf of all the employees here at the Sheriff's Office!
On Saturday, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office received a generous donation from Mrs. Deborah Lawson. Mrs. Lawson is a teacher in Warrensburg and she donated 25 handmade face masks in an effort to protect our employees and officers against the terrible Covid 19 virus which is plaguing the world. These masks will provide an additional layer of protection for our employees and will allow them to provide the service and protection Johnson County deserves and expects. Thank you so much on behalf of myself and my staff for taking the time to make and then donate this added layer of personal protection.
Scott Munsterman, Sheriff
As Christmas approaches and this year end comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for a safe Christmas & a happy New Year from all of us at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
As we approach the end of the year, my commitment to the citizens of this County remains strong, and I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for the current and future residents of Johnson County. It is my goal to make 2020 a year where members of our community feel safer and are encouraged to extend a helping hand to their neighbors, coworkers, family, friends, and strangers in need.
It's a real pleasure to say "thank you" to our community as we wish you a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year, full of happiness and success. It is an honor to serve you and I look forward to many more years of service as your Sheriff.
Please contact my office if my staff and I can be of assistance.
Sheriff Scott Munsterman
CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER POSITIONS OPEN
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the position of Civilian Detention Officer. This is a FULL -TIME position and will require the person to perform shift work. The person hired will be given the opportunity to participate in a Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Program as well as a retirement program. All employees will accumulate vacation and sick leave hours while employed with Sheriff's Office. As part of the benefit package, all employees will be given specific holiday leave days throughout the year.
Here is the requirement and job description for the position of Civilian Detention Officer;
Civilian Detention Officer Job Description
Civilian, Detention Officer:
Serves under the supervision of the Detention Sergeant and Detention Corporal(s), as a civilian Detention Officer. The Civilian Detention Officer is a non-commissioned, non-certified employee of the Sheriff's Office and performs similar duties to that of the Detention Deputy, but does not possess the power of arrest or of search and seizure.
Distinguishing features of the position:
The Civilian Detention Officer is expected to exercise initiative, tact and discretion in the performance of his or her assigned duties. The Civilian Detention Officer must exercise their powers equitably, legally and economically on behalf of the citizens they serve. The Civilian Detention Officer understands there is an element of danger involved in the performance of their duties.
The Civilian Detention Officer is a uniformed civilian employee.
He or she must be able to process arrestees into the county jail by;
Physically searching arrestees;
Generating required documentation;
Recording inked fingerprints;
Photographing the arrestee;
Accounting for the arrestees personal property;
Dressing out the arrestee in the appropriate jail clothing.
Processes inmates out of the county jail by;
Generating the required documentation;
Returning any authorized personal property belonging to the inmate.
Maintains care, custody and control of the inmate while incarcerated by;
Maintaining daily logs of jail activities;
Protecting the inmate from victimization by other inmates;
Conducting inspections of detention cells and adjacent areas;
Conducting security searches of inmates;
Protecting the due process rights of inmates while incarcerated;
Providing food and prescribed medication when necessary;
Providing laundry services;
Providing access to personal hygiene facilities;
Distributing mail to inmates;
Conducting visitation with family, friends and legal counsel;
Rendering first aid if necessary and other sources of first aid are not
readily available; and
Closely monitoring inmates who have the potential to commit self harm.
Required knowledge, skills, abilities, etc.,:
Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Should possess good judgment as well as good powers of observation and memory.
Should be able to learn, understand and apply approved principles, practices and methods of performing assigned duties.
Be of good moral character, both on and off the job.
Must be able to learn and maintain proficiency in the use of firearms.
Must possess a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.
Must possess a valid operator's/driver's license issued by the State of Missouri.
NOTE: Evidence of criminal activity, moral turpitude, drug/alcohol abuse, emotional/psychological instability or similar circumstances may disqualify a person for this position.
I you are interested in becoming a Civilian Detention Officer, CLICK on the link and download the application. Once completed, bring it to the Sheriff's Office or mail it to 278 SW 871 Road, Centerview, MO. 64019
On Wednesday, August 13th, Sergeants O'Connor and Malcolm gave a presentation to teachers and administrative personnel at the Crest Ridge High School. They were there to give those in attendance some guidance and direction on how to deal with an active shooter event should one happen at their school. Sergeant Shane O'Connor is the SWAT Commander for the joint Warrensburg and Johnson County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics Unit here in Johnson County. Sergeant Malcolm is the Sheriff's Department's D.A.R.E. Officer which services many of our Johnson County schools. Both of them have specialized training and were there to share their experience and knowledge with those in attendance.
Sergeants O'Connor and Malcolm spoke to over thirty teachers and administrators about incidents which could occur within the school property, however much of what was discussed was the Active Shooter Scenario. They explained to them that no two incidents or locations are exactly the same and the one thing that is an absolute, some type of action must be taken by the leaders to protect themselves and most importantly the children under their care and control. They explained and demonstrated to those in attendance several different options available to them. Using a toy gun which shot small soft rubber bullets, they demonstrated what would happen if minimal action or no action was taken. They showed how quickly how things could go from calm and normal to complete chaos with high injury and mortality rates. They then demonstrated several different actions which could and should be taken when they first became aware of trouble. With each of the options given to them and demonstrated, fewer and fewer people became victims. Because of this training, teachers and administrators will now have a plan on what to do and how to do it. The Sheriff's Department welcomes the opportunity to assist and work with the numerous school systems and their staff to make our schools a safe place for our children.
The following events recently took place here in Johnson County and within the city of Warrensburg.
On November 20, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, executed a narcotics related search warrant in the 200 block of SE 101 Rd., Warrensburg. During the investigation, Jonathan Neil Goodwin, age 36, of Warrensburg, was arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for delivery of a controlled substance (possession with intent to distribute), unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On December 13, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, executed a narcotics related search warrant in the area of SE 13 Hwy and SE 240 Rd., Warrensburg. Arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for delivery of a controlled substance (possession with intent to distribute) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia was Ian Ray Adams, age 22, of Warrensburg.
On December 18, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, executed a narcotics related search warrant in the 200 block of SE 121 Rd., Warrensburg. During the search warrant, Jason Reed Noble, age 54, of Warrensburg, was arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and Melvin Leon Jones, age 43, on a 24 hour investigative hold for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On December 19, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of North and Washington Street, Warrensburg. During the course of the stop, Detectives arrested Joseph Michael Harvey, age 34, of Warrensburg, on a 24 hour investigative hold for felony possession of a controlled substance. Subsequently, a narcotics related search warrant was executed in the 900 block of Ridge Drive, Warrensburg. During the search warrant, Detectives located items associated with the distribution and use of a controlled substance.
This continuing effort made by the Sheriff’s Office and the Warrensburg Police Department is a testament of our dedication to the community. “We have observed a direct correlation between the use and/or sale of illegal drugs and the individuals who commit additional crimes related to burglaries, auto thefts, assaults, etc,” says Sheriff Munsterman. Our Departments are committed to continuing these types of crime reduction efforts which help minimize the use/distribution of drugs and criminal activities. With the continuing efforts of the area law enforcement agencies, our communities will be a safer and more secure place to live and raise our families.
Crime Reduction Effort.
On December 6, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Warrensburg Police Department assigned additional law enforcement personnel to a special enforcement operation throughout Warrensburg and Johnson County. As a result of the operation, several arrests were made relating to the use, distribution and delivery of controlled substances.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., a Sheriff's Deputy and the Department's K9 Unit attempted to stop a vehicle when Central Dispatch advised the license plates displayed on the vehicle were stolen. When the Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated and traveled southbound on MO.13 from Warrensburg. The vehicle continued south into Henry County and as it entered into the City of Clinton, Clinton officers deployed four sets of stop-sticks in an effort to deflate the fleeing vehicle's tires. After a successful deployment of the stop-sticks the vehicle's tires began to deflate as it continued southbound on Business Mo.13. The vehicle continued southbound until leaving Business Mo.13 and continued south on 2nd Street to where it came to a dead end at water's edge of Truman Lake. Once the vehicle came to a stop, both the driver and the passenger exited their vehicle and fled on foot into the wetland area. The suspects were then tracked, located and placed in custody by the Johnson County K9 Unit, Clinton Police officers and Henry County Deputies.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Corey Stephen Metcalf, age 39 from Kansas City, Kansas. He was arrested on 24-hour investigative hold for felony resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to yield to and emergency vehicle and several other traffic violations. Metcalf was also arresting on a Franklin County, Kansas arrest warrant for Nonresidential Burglary and a warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections for involuntary manslaughter. During the 24-hour investigative hold, Johnson County issued a Fugitive From Out of State Warrant with a cash only bond of $50,000.00.
The female passenger in the vehicle, identified as Nichole Mae Andrews, age 36 from Warrensburg, was also taken into custody and held on a 24-hour investigative hold for resisting arrest/detention/stop.
Sheriff Munsterman would like to thank his Johnson County Deputies, the Warrensburg Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol as well as the Central Dispatch Centers from both Johnson and Henry Counties for their hard work and dedication during this operation. Sheriff Munsterman states, "One of the greatest tools law enforcement can possess and utilize is the team work among all agencies as well as the citizens they serve". These types of enforcement operations will continue in an effort to deter criminal activity and to apprehend fugitives from justice. Because of operations such as this one, our communities will be a safer and happier place to live and raise our families.