The Chillicothe Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for all law enforcement, traffic safety and crime prevention services in the City of Chillicothe.

The Chillicothe Police Department has 17 sworn officers (including the Chief), seven dispatchers, a volunteer Chaplain, an office manager and a secretary. You may contact the department by calling toll free 1-877-646-2185.

January 3, 2018 - We have hired two new police officers - Marshall Meagher and Richard "Kyle" Fletcher. Officer Meagher is a 19-year veteran from Chariton County, and Officer Fletcher is a cadet from Missouri Western Police Academy who received overall best cadet of his academy recently. We also promoted Officer Smith to Detective Smith from a great pool of applicants. We have also brought on board a volunteer Chaplain, Kevin Smith, to assist counseling and working with our officers in tough situations.

November 2, 2017 - Jon C. Maples, a five-year veteran of the Chillicothe Police Department, was named department chief following a 4-0 vote during an executive meeting of the Chillicothe City Council Thursday afternoon, November 2, 2017. City Administrator Darin Chappell announced the pending appointment Friday morning, November 3.

City Council Meeting 10/30/2017 - Council members voted to hire a seventh dispatcher for the Chillicothe Police Department. The additional dispatcher will allow for decreased overtime costs, increased ability to cover sick days and vacations, alleviate dispatcher burnout, and reduce employee turnover, according to City Administrator Darin Chappell. The individual hired for the position is Ellie Shirley of Mooresville. She is expected to begin duties in mid-November.

City Council Meeting 05/30/17 - The council approved increasing the starting pay for new police officers to $15.45 per hour at their regular council meeting May 30. The previous wage was $13.37 per hour for the first six months and then increasing to $15.45 per hour. The council unanimously agreed to increase the starting pay. Shortly thereafter, in executive session which followed the regular council meeting, city officials approved the hiring of three new police officers. The three new officers employed on a unanimous vote following a recommendation from the Chief of Police Rick Knouse include Whitney Murdock of Carrollton; Eric Menconi of Chillicothe, and Mathew McCurry of Brookfield. Ms. Murdock has been a sergeant with the Carrollton Police Department. Menconi is a juvenile officer in Chillicothe, and McCurry is a recent graduate of the Police Academy. McCurry began duty on Thursday, and the remaining  two new officers will start their new jobs in two weeks. The police department is now at full force of 17 officers, according to Mayor Chuck Haney.

Welcome to our modern facility located at 613 Walnut Street in Chillicothe, Missouri...

Chillicothe police officers are some of the best trained officers in this part of the state and with our affiliation at a number of training outlets, our officers are consistently updating their skills and knowledge in this ever changing environment.

Police Officers and police department employees are expected to protect and to serve the public as part of their duty; but, sometimes, an officer or dispatcher may go that "extra mile." A thank you is always appreciated, but you may not feel that is enough to show your appreciation. If you think an officer or department employee merits special recognition, please email us at Likewise, if you have a complaint or concern you wish to discuss with our department, we would also like to hear from you.

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Chillicothe Missouri Police Department
613 Walnut Street
Chillicothe, MO  64601
Toll Free: 1-877-646-2185
Jon C. Maples
Asst. Chief Rick Sampsel

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