Grain Valley Police Department

  • Agency: Grain Valley Police Department
  • Address: 711 Main Street, Grain Valley, 64029 MO
  • Chief: Aaron Ambrose (Chief of Police)
Phone: 816-847-6250
Fax: 816-847-6259

Grain Valley Police Department is located at 711 Main Street, Grain Valley, 64029 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Aaron Ambrose. The Grain Valley Police Department phone number is 816-847-6250.

Grain Valley Police Department News

Your Grain Valley Police Department will again support the Missouri Special Olympics, via the 2018 "Torch Run". Police officers from throughout the state will be running again. During the next several months GVPD personnel will be participating in a variety of events, with ALL funds raised going directly to support the incredible Special Olympian athletes. We are now selling the official 2018 Torch Run shirts, which feature the "Thin Blue Line" theme in honor of fallen officers. The shirts (see photos) are available at the Police Department during regular business hours, and the cost is $15 for the black short sleeve or $20 for the grey long sleeve. We have S, M, L, and XL in stock but can order 2XL thru 6XL in short sleeved, or up to 2XL for long. You can prepay for those at the PD and pick up when delivered. Over the next few months we will have officers running in the Torch Run segment in Lees Summit, again do the "Cop on a Roof" event on May 18 at Dunkin Donuts and other fundraisers for this great cause. We will post more details during then next few months. PLEASE consider buying a shirt for the cause.

Be aware of fraudulent phone calls requesting donations on behalf of Sni Valley Fire Protection District.

Welcome Police Officer Matthew Arends! He was sworn in to the Grain Valley Police Department at last night's Board of Aldermen meeting.

On January 4th, numerous friends and work associates gathered at Grain Valley City Hall to bid farewell to School Resource Officer Darin Chance, who has served the city of Grain Valley as an officer for 12 years. Darin is moving on to be the Chief of Police in Ash Grove, Missouri. We thank Darin for his service to the community and wish him continued success in the future.

Grain Valley's first annual Shop with a Cop event took place last night at Blue Springs Target. Thanks so much to all the families who participated! A big thank you to officers from Buckner Police Dept, Oak Grove Police Dept, Lake Lotawana Police Dept and Lone Jack Police Dept who came to shop with the kids. And thank you to all who donated and to Target for making this happen. And last but not least, thanks to the VIPS of Grain Valley who volunteered their time to help with shopping and wrapping gifts!

A message from Chief David Starbuck: Last night was the first ever "Shop with a Cop" event hosted by the Grain Valley Police Department. I was honored to have participated, and the response of our community, police personnel and other agencies made the event a great one. The intent was to provide a good interaction between youths and police officers, while celebrating the season AND promoting "giving to others". We must extend deep appreciation to Mr. Alex Betancourt and the staff with the Blue Springs Target for sponsoring the event. The donations by the Target Store in Blue Springs, bolstered by numerous donations in Grain Valley, were overwhelming. The response allowed for additional youths to participate. Because of the turnout, the GVPD called for "backup" and we thank our law enforcement brothers and sisters with the Lake Lotawana PD, Lone Jack PD, Buckner PD and Oak Grove PD who shared in this great event. Huge thanks also go to Chuck Johnston, who arranged for Santa Claus and the legendary Santa Bus to transport all the young shoppers from Grain Valley to the Target Store and return. And of course, the assistance of our incredible Grain Valley Police Volunteers (VIPS) and numerous police family members and civilian employees who helped to "corral" the shoppers and wrap gifts was very much appreciated (cops may do many things well, but wrapping gifts is usually not one of them). On behalf of the entire Grain Valley Police Department we extend a very Merry Christmas to all, and wish you a safe and peaceful New Year in 2018. Thank you for your support of the outstanding members of your Grain Valley Police Department, which I am honored to serve with.

School Resource Officer Danny Iiams surprised kindergartners today at Sni-A-Bar Elementary School as he showed up dressed as the Conductor from the Polar Express!

On the evening of December 15, the Grain Valley Police Department held their annual Police Department Christmas banquet. During the evening numerous department members were recognized with awards earned during 2017. Those included: Certificates of Appreciation (for various noteworthy or exemplary acts during the year) were presented to: Sergeant Heather Steele, Detective Shawn Vaughan, Officers Kyle Sole, Jacob Wise, Daniel Cummings, Steven Thompson and Police Chaplain Wayne Geiger. Safe Driving Award/Ribbons were presented to: Officers Robert Ball and Jason Werges Field Training Officer Ribbon presented to: Officer Steven Thompson Department Trainer Ribbon presented to: Officer Jason Youngs Military Service Award/Ribbons were presented to: Captain James Beale, Officers William Stratton and Curtis Vander Linden Specialized Training Award/Ribbons presented to: Officer Robert Ball (Nuisance Property Enforcement), Officer Kyle Sole (DUI BAC Type II), Officer William Stratton (CIT) and Officers Jason Werges and Daniel Cummings (Bike Patrol) Department Commendation Awards/Ribbons presented to: Sergeants Scott Hedger and Shannon Carr Officers Robert Ball, Kyle Sole, Curtis Vander Linden and Daniel Iiams. Officer of the Year - awarded to Officer Daniel Iiams, in recognition of outstanding community service and projects in addition to his SRO duties. We congratulate all of our GVPD personnel for their service to the community. Photos: Officer Kyle Sole receiving Commendation Award for leading the GVPD with 28 DWI arrests during 2017; Officers Steven Thompson, Danny Cummings and Jake Wise receiving Certificates of Appreciation for interrupting a burglary in progress of a Grain Valley business during the early morning hours of November, 2017. The suspect and all stolen property were recovered at the scene.

Each year a mysterious group of Christmas Elves (who all happen to be Jackson County Sheriffs Department dispatchers), bring a big basket of fruit and goodies to the Grain Valley Police Department and several other agencies. They did so again today, and are welcomed by Chief Starbuck and Captain Beale. The GVPD thanks Jackson County Dispatch for their generosity, and most importantly we appreciate the hard work and dedication that these dispatchers display each day 24/7/365 in handling 911 calls and dispatching to the GVPD and several other agencies in eastern Jackson County. Their occupation is extremely stressful, and they are directly involved in keeping officers on the streets safe. THANK YOU Jackson County Dispatch.

On Friday, 12/08/2017 between 11:00AM and 1:00PM, a Child Safety Seat Inspection Event will be held at the Grain Valley Police Department. Safety Seat Technicians will be available during that time to assist you in learning how to safely install your child safety seat. This event is free to the community. Please allow at least 45 minutes to an hour with the technician. This event will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please check in at the Police Department window at City Hall (711 Main, Grain Valley, MO).

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of donations for our 1st Annual Shop with a Cop event. Thank you to all the community members who nominated kids for the program. The Officers have selected those who will be participating this year so, no more nominations will be accepted.

Frank White, Jackson County Executive (and Royals Hall of Famer) hung out with GVPD prior to throwing the switch for the Christmas lights in Armstrong Park last night. Frank is shown with Captain Palecek, Chief Starbuck, Captain Beale and Sgt. Hedger. As usual, Frank was a big hit with residents at the event. Thank you Frank White for helping begin the Christmas season in Grain Valley and your support of the Grain Valley Police Department.

THANK YOU to the Bank of Grain Valley and State Bank of Missouri for their financial support of the Grain Valley Police Department's shredding events. Many community members have taken advantage of the shredding events as a secure means in which to dispose of documents. Approximately, 3,500 pounds of documents were collected at the most recent collection event in October and more than 20 tons since 2012! Mayor Todd presented representatives from each of the banks with a proclamation in recognition of their support of this community service at Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.

On 11/14/2017 at approximately 1635 hours, Officers were dispatched to the area of the 800 block of Thieme in regards to a subject stealing from a motor vehicle. At approximately 1800 hours, a subject matching the description given by the victim and witnesses was taken into custody without incident. Upon further investigation, another victim located in the 200 block of Cannon also had items taken from their vehicle. If you have any further information you feel needs to be reported in regards to this incident, you can contact the non emergency line of 816-795-1960 and request to speak with a Grain Valley Officer.

CITIZEN ALERT : Please do not be alarmed. You may have recently noticed that several of your Grain Valley Police Department members are looking rather......hairy? Alas, they are again participating in the "No Shave November" event and are raising donations for a local cause or charity to be determined. Please prepare your children so they do not run or cry, our officers do this as a show of support and remain the same dedicated law enforcement professionals as they were before they lost their razors. This photo is from 2016, and we will post the 2017 "hairy boys" photo at end of the month.

Go to the following link FOR THE PARTICIPANT NOMINATION FORM for the Grain Valley Police Department's 1st Annual Shop with a Cop. Nominees are still needed for this event - families in need, who are going through difficult times or even families who would like an opportunity to spend fun time with Grain Valley Police Officers are all welcome to be nominated to participate!

Property Crime Map for 10/16/2017 thru 10/31/2017

Grain Valley Police wish everyone a SAFE Halloween evening. Please be extra aware of trick or treaters who may be in the roadways.

On Saturday, October 28th, the Grain Valley Police Department hosted the annual Community Shredding Event, held in conjunction with the National Drug Disposal Day. Citizens were invited to bring unused prescriptions and medicines in for secure disposal via DEA. They could also bring in up to three boxes or sacks of documents for secure shredding (to prevent potential identify theft if simply thrown in trash). With the help of our excellent (and cold) VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service shown in photo), a total of 148 pounds of drugs were collected for disposal. Also collected was approximately 3,500 pounds (1.75 tons) of paper documents that were securely shred at the scene. HUGE thanks also goes to our shredding sponsors, the Bank of Grain Valley and the State Bank of Missouri. Each of those fine institutions contribute to the costs for the shredding truck. Thank you, Alan Lefko and Jeff Smith for your ongoing support of the community.

Thank you to Captain Jeff Palecek and Sergeant Scott Hedger for each serving this community for 25 years!!!! Their dedication to the Grain Valley Police Department was recognized with a reception and commemorative plaques.

Greetings all – Just wanted to drop a quick email with some common questions that we get regarding the DEA Drug Disposal Drop-Off at Grain Valley PD this coming Saturday morning (October 28). . Q&A Q: May we accept the containers that the drugs come in as well as the drugs? Yes, you may. No need to separate the drugs from the vials. Plastic and glass are acceptable; however, NO NEEDLES. Q: What about epi-pens? Yes, you may drop off epi-pens. Q: May we accept pre-loaded syringes? Yes, as long as the needle has been removed by the patient. Q: May we accept inhalers? No. We can’t accept inhalers or any aerosol medications because they “pop” or explode at the incineration facility. Q: May we accept veterinary drugs? Yes. Veterinary drugs are available by Rx and over-the-counter (OTC). ALL Rx and OTC drugs are acceptable. The species of the “consumer” does not matter. Q: My local pharmacist says we have to remove the Rx label from the vials before we can accept them per HIPPA privacy rules? No. HIPPA does not apply to you or this situation. This is a voluntary project that is consumer driven. You are under no obligation to remove anything from any label. The consumer should remove or deface the label if they are concerned before placing the vial in the box. All material in these containers will be incinerated. You may reassure the public that their privacy is being protected. Q: May we accept medications from a nursing home? Yes. Medications dispensed to clients in a nursing home are prescribed to the patient and are not the property of the nursing home, so they may be accepted. Q. A local doctor/veterinarian/pharmacy or hospital has outdated drugs they want to drop off. May we accept those as well? No. Doctors, pharmacies and hospitals purchase drugs direct from wholesalers and MUST keep records of all drugs they receive and dispense or administer. These entities have a system available to them that allows them to return drugs to the supplier or dispose of them by using a DEA registered company to do that for them. If they have any questions, tell them to contact their local DEA office for clarification. Q: Should we count the drugs or keep a log? No. These drop-offs are intended to be anonymous. Do NOT count or inventory the drugs. In fact, we advise you not to touch them at all. Have the consumer toss the container into the box and they walk away. It is that simple. We are not opening the boxes at all. We don’t want to risk an accidental needle stick or expose ourselves to whatever contagions may be present and neither should you.

Grain Valley Police have coordinated information related to this incident since first reported last night (Monday). Grain Valley School District officials were immediately involved and were proactive in notifying parents. In an abundance of caution, today there is an increased presence of Grain Valley Police, assisted by Jackson County Sheriffs Deputies, at several Grain Valley Schools. As earlier reported, no tangible threat to any school or student has been confirmed as a result of the social media post. The police investigation is continuing.

Thanks for being a good sport Officer Bob! Congrats to the Eagles for their defeat over our next door rivals in Oak Grove! @GV_Schools

Grain Valley Police Officer Jason Werges traveled to Chicago last weekend to take part in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday! He completed the 26.2 mile race in just over 5 hours. Officer Werges wishes to thank the community for the support he received as he raised $2,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, in honor of his sister-in-law who lost her battle with cancer in 2015.