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When a person is arrested by a KCPD officer, the “arrestee” will be processed at a Patrol Division Detention Unit. An arrestee will be held at a Patrol Division Detention Unit to provide the opportunity to post bond. If bond is not posted, they will be transferred to a city-approved Detention Facility. 

Please contact a Patrol Division Detention Unit regarding arrestee information. Typically, the arrestee is transported to the detention unit closest to the location of arrest. All inquiries regarding a KCPD arrest should be made at a KCPD Patrol facility. (Do not contact the Jackson County Detention Center regarding a KCPD arrest.)

Residents contact the KCPD detention units listed below:

Metro Patrol Detention
7601 Prospect Ave.
Phone: 816-581-0726

East Patrol Detention  
2640 Prospect Ave.
Phone: 816-482-8533

Bonds can be posted at any of the two KCPD Patrol Stations listed above. 

The old jail at KCPD Headquarters is closed.


Types of arrests and holds:

  • City arrest– individuals arrested for violating a city ordinance
  • Investigation arrest–individuals arrested for an offense that the state prosecutor has not yet charged in a warrant (usually referred to as a 24-hour investigation)
  • State warrant–individuals charged by the prosecutor for violating a state statute 

Bonding procedures

  • On city charges, the bonding company usually charges 20 percent of the face bond amount.
  • On state charges, the bonding company usually charges 10 percent of the face bond amount.
  • On warrants, the courts will dictate the type of bond needed.

Types of bonds

  • Cash or bonding company–funded by cash from an individual’s own pockets or through arrangements with a bond company
  • Cash only–set by the courts as an initial bond or as a result of not appearing in court
  • 10 percent–placed on state warrants by state court judges, meaning that 10 percent of the bond’s face value must be made to the courts in order to be released
  • Secured–made by a bond company, usually on state warrants
  • Secured or 10 percent–made by a bond company through individual arrangement or 10 percent of the bond’s face value made to the courts
  • Own recognizance–a signature bond ordered by a state court judge on state warrants

Court phone numbers

  • Municipal Court (city): 816-513-2700
    1101 Locust St.
  • Jackson County Department of Corrections (Jackson County jail): 816-881-4200 (state side)
    KCPD Detention: 816-234-5180
    1300 Cherry St.
  • Jackson County Regional Correction Center (former MCI): 816-881-3490
    505 E. 13th St.