Police Operations / Support Services
The Operations/Patrol Division responds to all calls for service, both emergency and non-emergency. The division patrols all areas of the city, both by vehicle and by foot patrol, serves warrants and apprehends suspects, directs traffic as needed and enforces traffic rules and regulations. Officers investigate vehicle accidents and complete reports. Officers are also responsible for conducting initial investigations of crime reports, suspicious persons and missing persons. Prisoner processing, court appearances and special assignments as delegated by Administration are also responsibilities of the Operations/Patrol Division.
When you call the Police Department:
- Remain calm, speak clearly, answer all questions.
- Stay on the telephone until directed otherwise.
- Make notes on suspect and vehicle descriptions.
Domestic Abuse Information
If you are the victim of domestic violence, abuse by a household member or suffer from parental stress, please call: 417-561-5084 or toll free 866-379-0074 for shelter or assistance.
ExParte Order of Protection
You can file an order for your protection against the person who is abusing you. For specific instructions about how to obtain an ExParte, call the Taney County Circuit Clerk at:
Support Services performs a
variety of support functions including bailiff duties and
operation of the jail. The division is also responsible for
Parking Enforcement and Communications.
The Communications section handles all non-emergency and emergency 9-1-1 calls and dispatches officers and/or firefighters as needed. They run wanted person checks as well as stolen property checks.
The records section is responsible for storing, retrieving, copying and transferring police records as allowed and required by law.
Community Relations, also within
the Support Services Division is responsible for teaching the
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in the
Branson and Kirbyville school districts. They also assist with
business licensing enforcement and work to increase public
awareness by arranging seminars.
The Training section researches, develops and conducts departmental training sessions and ensures all commissioned officers maintain certifications as required by Missouri POST. It also coordinates with other agencies to send officers to specialized training provided by outside police agencies or providers. Through training, each officer is given the knowledge and skills to successfully complete department goals and objectives while instilling the department motto of “Courage, Integrity, Commitment”. The goal of the Training section is to provide officers with knowledge and skill and to instill in them the desire to serve the law enforcement needs of the citizens and visitors of the City of Branson.
Visit the BPD DARE website.