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Detention Center & CCW

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Detention And CCW

The Benton County Detention Center is under the leadership and direction of Jail Administrator Nick Murphy. The Jail division is staffed by Jailers Amanda Frame, Kenneth Blen, Brenden Lesperance, Scott Laue, Randal Baker and Greg Wenberg.

All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Detention Center for booking and incarceration. The Detention Center is divided into separate housing areas for male detainees, female detainees, and an isolation cell. The Detention Center houses both pre-trial detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or waiting transport to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Each member of the Detention Staff is required to complete a minimum of forty hours of state approved detention training. Continued education and training is also required.

If you are interested in joining our family please click on the link at the bottom of this page. Download and fill it out completely. Bring it by or mail the completed original to our office located at 1620 East Main Street Warsaw, MO 65355.


Frequently Asked Questions (Detention)

Q-What is the physical address of the Benton County Detention Center?      

A-1620 E. Main St. Warsaw, MO 65355

Q-What is the mailing address of the Benton County Detention Center?

A-1620 E. Main St. Warsaw, MO 65355

Q-How do I send mail to a detainee?

A-The detainee’s name should be on the front of the envelope under the mailing address. All mail except legal mail is opened and checked for contraband before delivery to detainee. Legal mail is opened in front of the detainee.

Q-What is the phone number to the Detention Center?


Q-How do I put money on a detainee’s account?

A-When using the postal service, a postal money order must be used. The Detention Center only accepts cash in person.

Q-Can I send pictures to detainee’s?

A-Yes, up to 6 photo’s can be mailed to the Detention Center, no polaroids.

Q-How can I visit a detainee?

A-Visitation is on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am, and from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm.

If visitor is on probation and/or parole, they must have written permission from probation/parole officer before they can visit.

Juveniles must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Q-How do I order commissary for a detainee?

A-Commissary can be ordered online at

You must select:

Create an account and add funds to give a gift for a detainee.

Q-What can be brought to the Detention Center for detainee’s?

A-5 pairs of white or grey underwear, tee shirts, socks and medications. All other items must be approved by detention staff.

Q-How can I stop unwanted calls from a detainee?

A-Contact the Detention Center.

Q-How do I find out when a detainee has court?

A-Contact the Benton County Circuit Court at 660-438-7712 or Missouri Case Net


Carry Concealed Weapons Permits

First time CCW applications are $100.00 for the permit and background check. Renewals are $50.00. Permits are valid for five years.  All applications are processed  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 to 3:30. Excluding holidays. First time applicants need to make an appointment with Nick Murphy at (660)-438-6135 or E-mail at . Renewals are first come first serve basis. Please call ahead for availability.

Required items for first time CCW application

  1. Missouri Firearm Safety Instructor Qualification Form/Certificate of Firearm Training Course
  2. Current driver’s license
  3. Cash

Required items for CCW Renewal

  1. Current CCW Permit
  2. Current driver’s license
  3. Cash

 Fees & Payments

$72.75 Processing Fee for New Permits

$27.25 Fingerprint Fee

$50.00 Processing Fee for Renewals

$10.00 Fee for Change of Address/Lost or Stolen Card/Name Change

Late renewals past the first thirty days are charged at $10.00 per month up to six month.

We accept cash only and you must have the exact amount.

$100.00 fee is an application fee only. It is not a guarantee of issuance of a concealed and carry permit.

If you have any questions contact Nick Murphy at the Sheriff’s Office M-F 8:30 to 3:30. For concealed carry endorsements, application requirements--approval procedures--issuance of certificates, when--record-keeping requirements--fees. Refer to Missouri revised statute 571.101 through 571.121.


Detention Staff

G. Wenberg
G. Wenberg
Detention Officer
N. Murrphy
N. Murrphy
 Detention Administrator

To be hired
K. Blen Detention Officer
K. Blen
Detention Officer

J. Sersey
Detention Officer

Detention Officer
A. Frame Detention Officer
A. Frame
Sgt. Detention Officer

Detention Officer
S. Laue Detention Officer
S. Laue Detention Officer



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