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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office "Jail Division" is under the leadership and direction of Captain Clay McHardie. In addition to Capt. McHardie, the Jail Division is staffed by:

  • Lt. Mickey Johnson
  • Sgt.  Mitch Trujillo
  • Sgt. Kendra Kennedy
  • Sgt. Ashlei Babcock
  • C.O. Sharon Lowrance
  • C.O. Keith Hannah
  • C.O. Katlynn Patterson
  • C.O. Brian Montague
  • C.O. Christopher Petesch
  • C.O. Michelle Faris
  • C.O. Cody Cobb
  • C.O. Parker Wells
  • C.O. Keri Dee
  • P.T. C.O. Beaulah Sloniger
  • P.T. C.O. Bradley McNary
  • P.T. C.O. Carey Monaghan
  • P.T. C.O. Jacqueline Casto
  • All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Jefferson County Jail for booking and incarceration. It is our goal to house you in a safe, secure manner and provide for your basic needs while you're in our custody. All inmates are required to follow the rules and regulations while housed in the facility. The Jefferson County Jail is divided into separate housing areas depending on Classification. Classification is the process that determines the housing location of which you would be assigned. Male and female inmates are housed separately at all times. The Jefferson County Jail houses both pre-trial detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to Kansas Department of Corrections. Our facility also houses inmates from surrounding counties and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Visiting hours are as follows:

2:30 to 4:30 pm & 7:30 to 9:30 pm 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

Incoming mail will be returned due to the following:

  1. Gang related material - Graffiti
  2. Obscenity
  3. Two party check - CASH - "only money orders accepted"
  4. Stamps - Stamped Envelopes
  5. Restricted publications - "No Magazines"
  6. Unknown Substance or Bio-hazard
  7. Unauthorized correspondence from other facilities

Items that may be brought in to inmates are as follows:

6 pair of socks "white"

6 T-shirts "white"

6 boxers or underwear "white"

6 bras "white without under-wire"

Each Correctional Officer is responsible for the receiving and intake process of an arrestee. This includes computer book-in, fingerprinting, photographing, searching, change-out, and housing cell block assignment. They electronically control all entrances and exit points to the facility, monitoring all security video surveillance systems, operating the intercom system, observing inmates in housing areas, and deals personally with inmates in the housing areas. Correctional Officers are responsible for answering incoming phone calls, handling radio communications with staff, and entering and maintaining accurate records in the computer.

Minimum Qualifications for Corrections Officer:

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.
  • Honorable Discharge from Military Service (if applicable).
  • United States Citizen.
  • Applicants must successfully pass an intense background investigation.
  • Applicants will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Applicants may not have any felony convictions or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Applicants must be of good moral character.
  • Average or above average physical condition with weight in proportion to height. No physical or mental condition that hampers performance and causes unnecessary risk to oneself or the community. Able to walk, run, and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to transverse or climb irregular surfaces.
  • Applications must have a full range of motion, be able to operate Sheriff's Office firearms and be able to participate in all aspects of physical training.
  • Normal hearing and olfactory functions (sense of smell).
  • Eyesight requirement of 20/20 or correctable to 20/20 in both eyes. Full color vision or corrected color vision certified by a physician. Night and peripheral vision required.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and stable behavior in their past employments, financial history, personal relationships, and personality.
  • Successfully complete the Selection Procedures before eligibility for employment will be granted.
  • Applicants must read, write, and speak English fluently, with no dysfunctional reading disorders.
  • Applicants who are selected as eligible for employment will be required to undergo a psychological interview to determine fitness for duty.
  • Have a Valid Kansas Drivers License.

Applicants can obtain an application at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office located at 1360 Walnut, Oskaloosa, KS or from the Jefferson County Clerks Office at 300 Jefferson, Oskaloosa, KS during Normal Business Hours.

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