About the Sheriff

Cedar County Sheriff

James "Jimbob" McCrary


A Note from Sheriff McCrary

The Cedar County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing dependable and trusted service and protection for everyone who lives, works or visits in Cedar County, to the fair and equal enforcement of our laws and to protecting and defending our constitutional rights. 

Please feel free to contact us or follow the links provided to check on resources and services that are available to you. 

Everyone is welcome to contact me personally if you have any questions or concerns or if you just want to visit.  I am here to serve the people of Cedar County and I would be happy to assist you in any way that I can.



James "Jimbob" McCrary 

Cedar County Sheriff 



About Sheriff James "Jimbob" McCrary

James has lived and worked in Cedar County for 47 years.  He and his family moved here from Arkansas in 1970.  He graduated from Stockton High School in 1978.  James began his working career with Hammons Products after graduating and through the years continued to make Cedar County his home and career location, working for Superior Gearbox, Fugate Motors, Ozark Timber Frame and a cattle farm west of Stockton for several years.

In 1988, James attended Missouri Southern Police Academy and began working with the City of Stockton Police Department.  In 1999 he was appointed Chief of Police, a position he held for approximately three years.  Due to a consolidation of City and County Law Enforcement, James began working with the Cedar County Sheriff's Office as Chief Investigator.  James is a member of the Southwest MO Major Case Squad and has worked with three drug task forces.  

James has 25 years of experience in Law Enforcement, including experience in investigations, patrol, court security, administration, evidence and much more.    




Cedar County Sheriff's Office
James McCrary
202 South High Street
Stockton, MO 65785
Tel: 417.276.5133 Ext. 251
Non-Emergency Line: 417.276.5133
Fax. 417.276.5135

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