Bland Police Department

  • Agency: Bland Police Department
  • Address: 109 Colorado Ave, Bland, 65014 MO
  • Chief: Thomas Dodson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 573-646-3850
Fax: 573-646-5210
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Bland Police Department is located at 109 Colorado Ave, Bland, 65014 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas Dodson. The Bland Police Department phone number is 573-646-3850.

Bland Police Department News

Well the 2018 Munincipal elections are over. Some good, some bad. I want to thank the citizens of Bland for the past 10 years. It has been a pleasure serving the community we chose to to call home 14 years ago.I still enjoy the job, and if times were different I would have ran for another four years, but it's time to turn the helm over to the younger generation. I spent 31 years of my life as a Police Officer, retiring from the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office, and now the Bland Police Department. I hope this retirement sticks, lol. I believe Patrick will serve our community well. He is a hard working Police Officer and has some good ideas for the Police Department moving forward. We brought on 2 reserve officers this week and he hopes to increase coverage over the coming months. Again, thank you for the opportunity, and Kathy and I are going to enjoy sitting back on the porch and watch the world go by. Chief Thomas Dodson Retired

Citizens of the City of Bland. Tomorrow at the polls you will see City of Bland Prop 1, relative to the Marshal position. The City would like the citizens to change the Marshal from an elected official to one appointed by the Council. As your Elected City Marshal since 2011 I support this change. In years past this was proposed and I was against it. I have been in Law Enforcement for 31 years and have seen both. Coming from a big city I have seen much interference from elected officials and the Police Department. However on the flip side, living and working in a small rural town I also see a problem with the Marshal being elected. With the Marshal being elected we are limited in the person voted in. Right now there are only three of us currently in Law Enforcement and licensed as such living in the City limits By statute the person running for an Elected position is required to live in the City Limits one year prior to the election. If by chance only one was available and wanted the position they could be voted in with only a couple votes. If that person was of such "undesirable personality" (trying to be nice about It) we would be stuck with them. If the position was appointed the City would be able to fill the position with a candidate that was vetted and deemed to be the best qualified person for the job. We would not be limited to a small or no pool of candidates due to the number of residents in the City Limits. On Tuesday April 3, 2018 VOTE YES for Bland Prop 1, making the Office of City Marshal an appointed position. Thank you Thomas Dodson Bland City Marshal Chief of Police

Mar 11 Forward 1 hour Mar 11, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Starts When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 11, 2018 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening. Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Red Flag Warning Red Flag Warning in effect until 6:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL...EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect until 6 PM CST this evening. * AFFECTED AREA...In Missouri, Fire Weather Zones 034, 035, 036, 041, 042, 047, 048, 049, 050, 051, 052, 059, 060, 062, 072 and 083. * 20 FOOT WINDS...South 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 20 percent. * 10 HOUR FUELS...Less than 9 percent. * IMPACTS...These conditions are conducive for the rapid spread and growth of uncontrolled wildfires. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Winter Weather Advisory Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9:00 PM CST until Monday, 12:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Very cold wind chills expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches are expected. Expect wind chills as low as 15 below to 24 below zero. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, northeast and southeast Missouri and south central, southwest and west central Illinois. * WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to noon CST Monday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM Monday to noon CST Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of accumulating snow will primarily cause travel difficulties. Roads may rapidly become slippery once the snow begins, so motorists should plan for a slower than normal trip. Be especially alert when approaching bridges, overpasses, and curves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves, making sure all exposed skin is covered.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Winter Weather Advisory Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 12:00 PM CST until Friday, 12:00 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... * WHAT...Rain will changeover to a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and light snow. Temperatures will drop quickly behind a cold front causing any moisture to freeze on surfaces. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including during the evening commute. A light glaze of ice is expected with little if any snow accumulation. * WHERE...Portions of central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. * WHEN...From noon today to midnight CST tonight. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Tuesday, 12:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills can be expected from this evening until Tuesday morning. The coldest wind chills will occur on Sunday night into Monday morning when they will dip to 25 degrees below zero at times. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. * WHERE...Portions of central and east central Missouri and southwest Illinois. * WHEN...The bitterly cold wind chills will begin this evening and last all the way until Tuesday morning. The coldest values and worst conditions are expected Sunday night into Monday morning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves, making sure all exposed skin is covered.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory in effect from Saturday, 6:00 PM CST until Tuesday, 12:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST SATURDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Light freezing rain this evening into the early overnight hours could create a thin glaze of ice on untreated surfaces. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges. Additionally, dangerous wind chills of -15 to -30 degrees are likely at times Saturday evening through Tuesday. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. * WHEN...The Winter Weather Advisory and icing threat goes until 1 AM CST Saturday. The Wind Chill Advisory runs from 6 PM Saturday to noon CST Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills expected Saturday evening through Tuesday will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves, making sure all exposed skin is covered.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Winter Weather Advisory Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1:00 PM CST until Saturday, 1:00 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 AM CST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Areas of freezing drizzle are expected. A light glazing of ice on untreated roads and sidewalks is likely. The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. * WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 1 AM CST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Freezing drizzle may mix with or turn over to light snow or flurries at times in parts of northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. However, continue to be cautious on area roads as there may be a glaze of ice even if the precipitation is all snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

National Weather Service Detailed Forecast for the next 7 days. December 27, 2017 Tonight-Increasing clouds, with a low around 5. East wind 5 to 9 mph. Thursday-Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Thursday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. Friday-Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Friday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Light northeast wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Saturday-A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 16. Saturday Night-A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Sunday-A 30 percent chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 11. Sunday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. New Year's Day-Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 12. Monday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Tuesday-Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 20. Tuesday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wednesday-Partly sunny, with a high near 24. These temperatures do not factor in the wind chills. Everyone please check on your neighbors and relatives. Especially the elderly and sick. Get your animals shelter from the cold and winds. Make sure they can get fresh unfrozen water daily. Thomas Dodson Chief of Police Bland Police Department

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement in effect until 6:00 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service The combination of strong and gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry surface fuels will lead to elevated fire danger this afternoon across portions of central,east central and southeast Missouri as well as parts of southwest Illinois. Southwest winds will become westerly and increase by late morning to 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. The wind will remain strong and gusty through the afternoon as it shifts to the northwest. Temperatures well above seasonal average will contribute to low relative humidity with values less than 30 percent in the afternoon. These weather conditions combined with very dry grasses, dry leaf litter, and dry underbrush could result in the rapid spread of fires. Therefore, outdoor burning is highly discouraged today. Care should be taken with open flames and the disposal of cigarette butts.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Red Flag Warning Red Flag Warning in effect until 6:00 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL...EASTERN AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AS WELL AS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening. * AFFECTED AREA...In Illinois, Fire Weather Zones 079, 101 and 102. In Missouri, Fire Weather Zones 041, 047, 048, 049, 050, 051, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 072, 073, 074, 075, 083, 084, 085 and 099. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent. * 10 HOUR FUELS...Less than 9 percent. * IMPACTS...These conditions are conducive for the rapid spread and growth of uncontrolled wildfires. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Severe Weather Alerts - Bland, MO Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement in effect until 4:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...Elevated Fire Danger Monday Afternoon... The combination of strong and gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry surface fuels will lead to elevated fire danger on Monday afternoon across central, east central and southeast Missouri as well as parts of southwest Illinois. Southwest winds will increase by late morning to 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 mph. The wind will remain strong and gusty through the afternoon as it shifts to the west and northwest as a cold front moves across the area. Well above average temperatures will contribute to low relative humidity with values less than 30 percent in the afternoon. These weather conditions combined with very dry grasses, dry leaf litter, and dry underbrush could result in the rapid spread of fires. Therefore, outdoor burning is highly discouraged tomorrow. Care should be taken with open flames and the disposal of cigarette butts.