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Teenager, deputies to receive awards for saving lives
11/16/2022

At a ceremony Thursday night, Sheriff Will Akin will present awards not only to deputies who saved a…

Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Bridge Collapse
10/26/2022

UPDATE, Oct. 27: The deceased victim in yesterday’s bridge collapse was 22-year-old Connor R. Ernst …

Clay County Investigative Squad examines Excelsior Springs kidnapping case
10/20/2022

This page contains all of the official information released by law enforcement regarding the investi…

Sheriff's Office investigating Excelsior Springs Police officer-involved shooting
10/01/2022

UPDATE, Oct. 2: The suspect is now deceased. He is identified as 65-year-old Carl J. Carrel, a white…

Sheriff's Office investigating life-threatening crash
09/26/2022

Oct. 3 UPDATE: The motorcycle driver in this case has died. He is identified as 34-year-old Donald J…

School bus crash investigation complete
09/20/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Safety Unit has concluded its investigation into the scho…

Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police host biggest-ever National Night Out event tonight
09/13/2022

Residents are invited to get to know the public safety professionals who serve them in a fun environ…

Deputies investigating school bus crash
09/12/2022

Deputies are investigating a school bus crash near Smithville. Shortly after 8 a.m. Sept. 12, deputi…

Victim identified in almost 40-year-old murder case
09/08/2022

Deoina Mitchell just had to know. What happened to her mother?

Mitchell never really knew her mom, G…

Sheriff’s Office, Verimore Bank host free shredding event
09/01/2022

Residents who want to prevent identity theft can take advantage of a free Community Shredding Event …

Fake social media posts spread fear
08/17/2022

Fake posts warning of murderers and serial killers on the loose are showing up on local social media…

Deputies find, arrest shooting threat suspect moments after crime
08/16/2022

Within minutes of it occurring, deputies found and arrested a suspect who showed a woman a gun and t…

Sheriff announces fall 2022 Citizens Academy
08/10/2022

Sheriff Will Akin is pleased to announce that the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is r…

UPDATE: National Night Out postponed
07/29/2022

UPDATE, AUG. 1: Due to the predicted heat for Aug. 2, we are postponing our National Night Out event…

Clay County residents being inundated with scam calls
07/22/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has fielded numerous phone calls this week from residents who are r…

Grand jury issues no true bill in school abuse allegations
07/21/2022

A Clay County grand jury has determined no charges will be filed against a teacher accused of abuse …

Investigation reveals meth overdose as cause of death for man who died in custody of ESPD
07/18/2022

The Clay County Investigative Squad has concluded its investigation into the May 8 in-custody death …

Dump truck driver helps stop fleeing felon
07/11/2022

A dump truck driver and a tire-deflation device helped end the pursuit of a suspect with multiple fe…

School Resource Deputies stop thief who stole teachers’ catalytic converters
06/24/2022

School Resource Deputies tracked down and arrested a man after he stole catalytic converters from th…

Tactical resources safely quell disturbance at Detention Center
06/22/2022

Inmates causing a disturbance in the Clay County Detention Center and then refusing to lock down ton…

New task force to focus on human trafficking in Clay County
06/21/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has launched a task force to investigate child sexual exploitation …

Community Drug Education Summit aims to combat overdoses
06/15/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrests six in child enticement sting
06/13/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas …

Deputies recover two stolen cars, arrest teen
05/31/2022

Deputies recovered two stolen vehicles and took a juvenile into custody Saturday night in an inciden…

Sheriff’s Office, School District, investigate reports of assault
05/11/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Excelsior Springs School District to investigat…

Sheriff’s Office launches new web site
05/11/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office launched its first new web site in at least a decade today.

The new…

Man found dead in homeless camp died of natural causes
05/10/2022

An autopsy has confirmed that a man found dead in an apparent homeless camp on March 3, 2022, died f…

Deputies to receive awards for saving lives
05/04/2022

Sheriff Will Akin will present awards to more than two dozen deputies and staff who have saved lives…

Community Drug Education Summits continue to combat overdoses: Vineyard Church and Oak Park High School
04/20/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

Community Drug Education Summit aims to combat overdoses - Gladstone
03/16/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

First Annual Report highlights Sheriff’s Office’s 2021 work
03/08/2022

For the first time, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is providing an annual report to the community …

Community Drug Education Summit aims to combat overdoses
02/25/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

Overwhelming response to Paperback Book and Puzzle Drive benefits inmates metro-wide
03/11/2022

The response to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Paperback Book and Puzzle Drive for Detention Cen…

Sheriff Announces Spring 2022 Citizens Academy
02/10/2022

Clay County, Missouri – February 10th, 2022– Sheriff Will Akin is proud to announce that the Clay Co…

Detectives hope reward money, new information can help solve homicide one year later
02/09/2022

Detectives are hoping new information and additional reward money will help solve the homicide of 45…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent suicide in Detention Center
01/12/2022

Detectives are investigating an apparent death by suicide of an inmate in the Clay County Detention …

Clay County Sheriff’s Office collecting paperback books and puzzles for inmates
01/01/0001

They were getting tired of romance novels.

That’s why the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a …