The Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement activities for both Independence County and the City of Batesville through an interlocal law enforcement agreement. The Sheriff is also responsible for administration of the County Jail, civil process serving, and investigation criminal cases.
Independence County Jail & Detention Center requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 870-612-6880 to ask specific questions