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Clayton was raised in Lafayette County Missouri. Clayton graduated from Odessa High School class of 2012. Clayton attended the University of Central Missouri (UCM) studying criminal justice as his major subject of interest. Clayton graduated from UCM in the spring of 2017 with his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Clayton recognized his dream of becoming a part of law enforcement and applied for and was accepted in the University of Central Missouri Police Academy (UCMPA). Clayton graduated from the academy in the spring of 2018. After graduation, Clayton applied to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and was accepted and began his career in law enforcement as a Road Patrol Deputy.  

Deputy Clayton Courtway was later promoted to the rank of Detective Corporal in the Sheriff's Office Investigation Division in March of 2021. Detective Courtway will embark on the next stage of his career and will be involved in the most diversified division, investigating all major felony crimes serving the citizens of Johnson County.

Scott Munsterman, Sheriff

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On March 19, 2021, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Independence Police Department, executed an arrest warrant in the 800 block of NW 131 Hwy, in rural Johnson County, Missouri. The arrest warrant was in reference to an investigation involving the location of Steven Coakley, age 45, of Oak Grove, a fugitive from justice.   Upon arrival, Mr. Coakley fled the residence on foot and into the wooded surroundings. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Helicopter observed Mr. Coakley fleeing the area and led law enforcement to his location, where he was lying down in a densely populated area of brush. Mr. Coakley was taken into custody without incident on his outstanding felony warrants.   Sheriff Munsterman states "This operation was a great collaborative effort between all law enforcement agencies involved. This type of cooperation provides a greater service to the citizens of Johnson County."


The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce our newest Sheriff's Deputy, K9 Ammo. Ammo is a 19 month old Belgian Malinois, trained as a dual purpose patrol and narcotics detection dog. Ammo and his handler, Cpl. David Richards, spent several weeks training and together they will begin providing a great and valuable service to our community.

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Elks Lodge Makes Donation

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

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Operation BBQ Relief Visits The Johnson County Sheriff's Office



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!

Scott Munsterman

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Protective Mask Donation

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

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Coronavirus Precautions Taken

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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.

Thank you,

Sheriff Scott Munsterman

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HIRING: Civilian Detention Position



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









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