Public Interest

Domestic Violence is known as the “silent crime”.  It is called the “silent crime” as it is rarely reported because the victim may be intimidated or feel shame. The “silent crime” does not recognize age, economic status, race, religion, nationality, or educational background.


Contents of any criminal records filed in Criminal History record shall not be exhibited, nor divulged, to any person other than during the process of any investigation, or to another duly authorized law enforcement officer, or under due process of law, except as directed by the Sheriff.


The mission of the Property and Evidence Bureau is to accept, catalogue, safeguard, store, produce as required for court, and return to owner or otherwise legally dispose of all property and evidence impounded into the custody of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. 

Approximately, 75 percent of all property taken into custody is evidence required for criminal cases. The rest of the property include the safekeeping of found property, decedent’s property, property no longer needed as evidence, contraband, serological evidence, and property seized for forfeitures.  Property received at Property and Evidence also includes, but is not limited to; cash, jewelry, firearms, narcotics, and general property of every description.

All property coming into and leaving the Bureau is subject to strict chain of custody constraints.  Property that can be legally returned to its rightful owner is done so in a timely manner. Contraband is destroyed when it is no longer needed for a criminal case. Unclaimed general property is disposed of through public auctions, disposed of according to Missouri statute, or retained for forfeiture.

You must have valid personal, government issued, photo identification for property to be released. The Property and Evidence Bureau is open to the public on Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Appointments are recommended because it may take up to 30 minutes to process a release.  We are closed on all holidays and weekends.


The Camden County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Sex Offender Registry as a public service tool. Individuals listed on this registry have been convicted of a sexual offense that requires them to meet a number of mandates including semi-annual registration with law enforcement.


Being a Teen can be a stressful period. Teenage years start some of the biggest changes in our lives which include our body changing, our social lives becoming more complex, the way we think and view things undergo dramatic changes.


In Camden County, we recognize that "homeland security" encompasses all of the public safety missions ranging from law enforcement, fire service, and first-responders, to emergency preparation, management, training and mitigation. Homeland Security is also the responsibility of every citizen in our nation and state.


Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

Home Alarm and Security Systems Guide

Crime Tip HOTline 573-346-2243