Local News : New Scott City Police Chief Says City Jail Reopening Will Be Soon (4/22/22)

Rick Walter, who became Scott City’s police chief on March 23, said he hopes to reopen the city’s jail within the next three months as he spoke Thursday at the Scott City Chamber of Commerce’s monthly coffee at the Front Porch Rental Hall spoke. Walter previously served as Scott County Sheriff for 12 years.

Jeff Lang

Scott City’s top law enforcement officer, Police Chief Rick Walter, told the Scott City Chamber of Commerce Thursday that he intends to reopen the city jail within the next three months.

The now-closed prison at 618 Main Street is currently being remodeled.

“We currently send our prisoners to the Mississippi County Jail, and that costs us $35 per person per day — not to mention the round-trip fare that officers spend transporting a prisoner to Charleston, Missouri ‘ Walter told chamber-goers at SCACOC’s monthly coffee in the Front Porch Rental Hall.

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