Dwayne Carey
Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953


Custody Operations


Officer checking shoes of new arrival to jail Officer Removing Leg Restraints

The first process of incarceration occurs at intake in the County Jail. We book, process into the jail, approximately 7,300 detainees a year. This equates to twenty per day that must be fingerprinted, photographed, booked, and either further processed for incarceration or bonded out of custody.

  1. Fingerprints are captured using the "LiveScan" system which is tied directly to the Missouri Highway Patrol fingerprint repository in Jefferson City, Missouri. We have been using this technology since 2001.

  2. Photographs are captured using the "Compu-Color" digital photographic system which ties the detainee’s photograph with their jail documents. We have been using this system since 1994.

Officer delivering Dis-Seg notice to detainee in seg housing Officer Delivering Dis-Seg Notice to Detainee in Seg Housing

This is in addition to the approximate twenty detainees that are released from custody daily and those detainees temporarily moved in and out of the facility to court proceedings and medical appointments.

In addition to the booking/bonding process, intake is also responsible for both non-contact and contact visitation and for visiting law enforcement making contact with the detainee population.

While in intake, the person who complies with the booking process is allowed to make numerous phone calls to family or bondspersons to arrange for release from the jail. Phones are also available for use by the detainee while assigned to general population.

If the detainee is to remain in custody, they are further processed by a complete medical and mental health questionnaire, they are classified appropriate to gender, age and offense and assigned to housing within one of our three custody buildings.

Officers working in main control room Officers Working in the Main Control Room

The custody operations of the Boone County Jail are carried out on a shift basis by four separate squads comprised of eleven staff each. Each squad is supervised by one Sergeant and one Corporal. Each squad has eight custody staff and also has one Proposition L Transport Officer assigned.

Each squad is responsible for the daily operation inside the jail on the 12-hour shift they are assigned to. This includes any extractions, restraints, video court, medical emergencies, and transport of new arrests from various law enforcement agencies within Boone County.

Each squad supervises the detainee population, conducts inspections of the facility, feeds, provides facilitation for medication delivery, and provides security for the facility and the detainee population.


Officer working in the Transport Office Officer Working in the Transport Office

Part of the custody operation is the Transport Section. There are one Sergeant, one Corporal, and five officers assigned full time to manage and provide security for our detainee population when they go to court and to outside medical appointments. This transport section is also responsible for obtaining detainees on warrants that are arrested in other counties and to bring detainees in from other jurisdictions to appear in court on Boone County cases. This unit is also responsible for maintaining security on detainees at jury trials in Boone County. On major court appearance days, this unit is supplemented by overtime work by off-duty custody officers.