While the Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer over the entire county and is elected by the citizens of the county at large, deputies do not generally operate within the incorporated cities and towns, unless local police are not available or requested by to assist by the local police. Occasionally you will see a deputy assisting local police or making a traffic stop in one of the incorporated towns.
If you are one of the majority of Callaway County citizens who does not pay property taxes to the cities of Fulton, Holts Summit, or Jefferson City, you live within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, if you live within the city limits of Auxvasse or New Bloomfield, a deputy will respond to calls for service when a local police officer is not on duty.
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