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Bates County Missouri Sheriff Overview

Bates County is located in the central western part of Missouri with a total area of 851 square miles. Its county seat is Butler. The county was formed in 1841 and named after Frederick Bates, the second Missouri Governor. The zip codes in Bates County include 64720, 64722, 64723, 64724, 64730, 64780, and 64745.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office is under the authority of Sheriff Chad Anderson. You can reach Sheriff Anderson by calling 660-679-3232 or by sending an email to Major Jason A. Lawrence is the Jail Administrator of the Bates County Law Enforcement Center.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 6 West Fort Scott, Butler. MO, 64730

Phone:  660-679-3232

Fax: 660-679-4147


Inmate Search in Bates County Jail:

To find an individual who is imprisoned in Bates County Jail perform an  inmate lookup on the Bates County Inmate List. You can search for the detainee by his or her first, last and middle name, as well as by the booking date. Bates County Sheriff’s Office most wanted individuals are displayed on the Sheriff’s website Most Wanted list, including details about their last known location, committed offense and mugshot.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Visits are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 660-679-3232 or 866-679-3232. Walk-ins are not accepted. All visits last 30 minutes. Detainees can schedule only one visit per day and have maximum 3 visitors at once. All visitors must present a valid photo ID. Children under 17 must provide an original birth certificate. 

Visitation hours:

From 7pm to 9pm

Visitation schedule:

Male inmates (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday)

Female Inmates (Fridays & Saturdays)

Inmates can receive mail via postcards, letters and greeting cards. Faxes and packages are not accepted. Inmates can purchase phone cards using the on-hand commissary. All incoming mail is subject to inspection.

The mail should be sent to:

Bates County Jail

C/O (Inmate Name)

6 West Fort Scott St.

Butler, MO 64730

Working at Bates County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Police Officers in Bates County can earn a starting annual salary of $30,200 and a benefits package. To qualify for the position, you must be at least 21 and have a High School diploma or GED, as well as a Missouri “Class A” or “Class B” Post Certification.  

Job duties of a police officer include patrolling, citizen security, investigation, community relations and traffic enforcement.

If you are interested in applying for this position contact Jerret Wheatley by emailing or by calling  the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.   Applications can be picked up at 309 N Fulton in Butler or received via email at

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Any person charged with and found guilty of a sex crime is classified as a sex offender. Any act involving sexual behavior using force without another’s person consent is a sex offense. Typical sex offenses are rape, sexual battery, sexual abuse, lewd conduct and molestation. U.S. counties maintain local sex offender registries as a safety resource for its residents.

Bates County Jail enables registration appointments for sex offenders. If you wish to register as a sex offender at the county call 660-679-3232 or email Sex offenders from the Bates County are registered in the Sex Offender Registry of the Missouri Highway State Patrol. You can find more details about the person you are interested into by performing a lookup using name, age, date of birth and address filters. Please note that not all offenders are compliant to the registration requirements and that data about specific persons may be missing.

Bail and Bondsman

Arrested persons who need to show up at a trial and want to remain out of jail must post a bail in the amount ordered by a judge at the time of the hearing. If you don’t have the bail amount from the court order and want to avoid incarceration, you can look for help from an authorized Missouri bondsman. A bondsman will post the required amount for a service fee, which is usually around one tenth of the full bail amount and is non-refundable. When offenders miss their trial date the bail amount posted for them is lost (forfeited). Bond agencies then send a bounty hunter to arrest the non-compliant perpetrator.

For more information on the Bates County Jail in Missouri, Visit: 

Bates County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined97
Avg Daily Population94
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll20
Full time total employees20
Total salaries and wages491108
Other operating expenditures322531
Total construction costs4000000
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction2003
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: P O BOX 60 BUTLER MO 64730

Bates County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20168,333
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,895
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016438
Unemployment Rate, 20165.3
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201545,887
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Bates County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,256
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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