In the fall of 2016, with the completion of the new sheriff's office facility, Miami County will be staffing a new state of the art 96 bed detention center. The opening of the new facility brings with it many new opportunities for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement and public service. The facility offers the convenience of having all functions of the Sheriff’s Office under one roof, including the jail, communications center, administrative offices and onsite records / evidence retention. A new community room offers staff and citizens a comfortable place to host in-house training and meetings for many of the county's community programs including Cops for Tots, Citizen's Academy, Explorer Post and Neighborhood Watch. Staff will have access to the new onsite fitness / wellness room, complete with weightlifting and cardio equipment facilitating healthy lifestyles.
Located just a short distance south of the Kansas City Metro area, Miami County offers its residents the comfort and affordability of a rural community with the access and convenience of urban living. Home to nationally ranked school systems and state champion sports teams, citizens can choose their pace of life in Miami County and live within the city limits or in the rural areas of the county. Miami County spans over 592 square miles of rolling, wooded hills, with a population of nearly 33,000 citizens and five incorporated cities that are home to numerous lakes and wineries. Residents find no shortage of local events and festivals to attend or places to visit with our well known attractions, including the Louisburg Cider Mill, Powell Observatory, Cedar Cover Feline Conservatory, and Midway Drive-In Theater, to name a few.