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Executive Staff

Missouri Sheriff's are regulated by approximately 741 laws that outline their office's responsibilities. These laws cover a vast array of job duties and strict regulations that are to be followed. To add a little perspective, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has approximately 377 laws, Liquor Control has 231, Conversation Agents have 111, Fire Marshals have 73, Capital Police have 17, and Missouri Drivers Examiners only have 13.

In order to ensure the success of the Linn County Sheriff's Office in accomplishing their mission statement and abiding by all state laws, Sheriff Henke has created a strong team to assist him in these responsibilities. The Linn County Sheriff's Office executive staff are responsible for reviewing and establishing all policies and procedures, completing a variety of official duties, and ensuring all duties are completed as necessary by other staff.



Chief Deputy Melte in Class A Uniform

Interim Sheriff, Carrie Melte

Carrie Melte was born and raised in the Linn County area. She graduated from Bucklin R-II School District. She then went on to earn an associate degree from Moberly Area Community College in 1997. She graduated from the MACC - Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1999. In 2000 she began her law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Macon Police Department. She is still currently a Reserve Police Officer for Macon PD. In 2001 Carrie started with the Missouri Department of Corrections where she became a Corrections Officer. During that time, she attended the Blue River Community College Law Enforcement Academy and graduated from there in 2004. From 2001 until 2021, Carrie moved through the ranks in the DOC from COI to COIII (Lieutenant), to Administrative Inquiry Officer, and then was promoted to an Investigator II. She left the DOC to join the Linn County Sheriff's Office as Chief Deputy in 2021. On March 1, 2024, Carrie became the Interim Sheriff for Linn County. Carrie still works part-time as a Correction Officer for the Chillicothe Correctional Center. Interim Sheriff Melte brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Linn County Sheriff's Office, and we are extremely grateful to have her. She is a strong leader and has an incredible rapport with the citizens in the community.

As the Interim Sheriff, Melte is the chief law enforcement officer for Linn County. She oversees all county officers and organizes all shift schedules. In addition, Sheriff Melte enforces all policies and procedures; assists with handling all employee issues and complaints; manages and conducts criminal investigations; works with grant funding, completes all MIBRS reporting and various other required executive reports; maintains all personnel and training files; assists with coordinating all training; coordinates with other agencies and jurisdictions as needed; assists with jail transports; serves as court security when needed; and serves as the School Resource Officer for all Linn County schools excluding Brookfield schools. Sheriff Melte is always available to her staff and to the public to assist in any way that is needed.

Administrative Assistant, Kaley Rodenberg

Kaley Rodenberg has been employed with the Linn County Sheriff's Office since 2021. Prior to working for the Sheriff's Office, she had just under 15 years of service in law enforcement with the Missouri Department of Corrections. She studied Criminal Justice at Columbia College and has a degree in Business Administration / Management and Accounting. Ms. Rodenberg has been essential in updating our procedures and creating a more efficient office.

As the Administrative Assistant, Ms. Rodenberg is responsible for handling the daily administrative tasks for the Sheriff and Chief Deputy and overseeing the daily activities of the office area. She coordinates all clerical and record keeping responsibilities for the Sheriff's Office. Duties include directly managing all financial accounts, such as accounts payable / receivable, bonds, board bills, and records for all grants and government contracts; coordinating with other agencies for various tasks; remitting all reports as dictated by state statutes; maintaining all criminal records; maintaining records of all warrants issued and served; maintaining all felony registrations; maintaining the Special Needs Registry; maintaining the LCSO website; IT services for LCSO staff; maintaining all fuel logs and overseeing all maintenance for patrol vehicles; answering the phones and she is the first point of contact when visiting the Sheriff's Office. Ms. Rodenberg is appointed to various other specialized positions that require concentrated training and education to ensure compliance with countless state and federal laws. These positions include being the Custodian of Records, CCW Coordinator, Civil Process Coordinator, and the SORE Unit Administrative Coordinator. As the Custodian of Records, Ms. Rodenberg oversees all records and the dissemination of those records to outside agencies as allowed by the Missouri Sunshine Law and other state statutes. As the CCW Coordinator, she is responsible for processing and maintaining all concealed carry permits issued for Linn County residents. Responsibilities for the Civil Process Coordinator include processing and record keeping of all documents and payments submitted to the LCSO for service and assigning those documents to deputies to be served. The SORE Unit Administrative Coordinator is responsible for registering and maintaining all records for sex offenders in Linn County, forwarding on information to deputies to conduct investigations into non-compliant offenders, and keeping the online listing of offenders up to date.

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