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P.O. Box 265
Alton, Missouri 65606

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M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
 
     
 
Administration

There are approximately 741 laws in Missouri which regulate how sheriffs do their job and outline the responsibilities we have. A comparison is the Highway Patrol only has approximately 377 laws, Liquor Control has 231, Conservation Agents have 111, Fire Marshalls have 73, Capitol Police have 17, and Missouri Drivers Examiners only have 13.

The Command Staff or Chain of Command for the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office is broken down into sections such as Road Patrol, Communications Division, Bailiff & Court Security/Detention Division, and many other daily activities.

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Sheriff Eric King
The Sheriff actively oversees the daily operations of all areas, handles all employee issues and any complaints or internal investigation, carries out budget and expenditure duties, assigns activities, investigates crime, responds to calls for service, serves civil process, assists in jail duty and daily inmate activities and disciplinary matters, oversees grant funding and reporting, coordinates with other agencies and jurisdictions, works with the County Commissioners, and reports to the Judges in the 37th Judicial Circuit.
Nearly every sheriff’s office has a Chief Deputy or Under Sheriff. In our organization, the Chief Deputy position is second in command of the organization. The Chief Deputy is Lee Simmons and he reports only to the sheriff, he manages and conducts criminal investigations, assists the Jail Administrator, coordinates many areas of in-house training, works with the prosecuting attorney on criminal matters, and oversees our patrol fleet in being responsible for maintenance and upkeep. Lee helps the office with writing grants, such as the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and Deputy Sheriff Salary Supplement grants. IMG_0014.JPG
Chief Deputy
Lee Simmons

Patrol Officers are responsible for answering and handling all complaint calls and calls for service or assistance from members of the public. They are responsible for patrolling a county of 792 square miles. They patrol all county roads and provide a visible presence as a proactive measure to help deter crime. Officers respond to calls received by the sheriff's office. All calls for service are responded to by priority of the call. Response time will vary depending on where our officer responds from and how many calls are pending at that time.  Calls for service include: complaints, domestics, assaults, thefts, burglaries, alarms,  accidents, motorist assists.  Along with calls for service all officers are responsible for serving civil process and warrants.  Many Calls for Service require written reports and investigation. When the investigation is concluded it is  forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for the filing of formal charges. Road Patrol positions are held by Travis Howell, Dustin Kirkpatrick, and John Miller. These Officers are also responsible for carrying out assignments from the Sheriff, or Chief Deputy.

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Deputy Joe Nichol
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Deputy Dustin Kirkpatrick

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Deputy John Miller

 

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As a full service law enforcement agency, the Oregon County Sheriff's Office investigates crimes countywide.  One full-time investigator, Sergeant Richard Matteson, is employed by the County and is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations on assigned felony and misdemeanor crimes. Sergeant Matteson also manages the CCW permits and registration/renewal.

 

The Jail Administrator/Bailiff position is held by Deputy Chris Walker. This position oversees the daily operations of the Oregon County Jail and the detention staff. The Jail Administrator is responsible for the basic training of detention officers, making certain all detainees are properly cared for with their daily need/medical care/dental care/and protection. The Jail Administrator is required to be very pro-active with the detainees, assists the sheriff with detainee disciplinary matters, maintains adequate food and medical supplies, and handles scheduling for detention. 100_2102.JPG
Deputy Chris Walker 

Amanda Osborn

Our Office Manager is Amanda Osborn. Amanda is the custodian of all records, maintains all personnel files, is responsible for making certain every report is complete and given to the correct agency or prosecutor, coordinates the thousands of papers/bills/invoices/time sheets and other paper work is sent to the correct locations in the courthouse or other agency, certifies all inmate time and paperwork for other agencies and the Department of Corrections, occasionally handles dispatcher duties, and is well versed with every aspect/requirement/duty of the entire sheriff’s office.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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