California Police Department

  • Agency: California Police Department
  • Address: 500 S Oak St, California, 65018 MO
  • Chief: Fred Kirchoff (Chief of Police)
Phone: 573-796-2818
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California Police Department is located at 500 S Oak St, California, 65018 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Fred Kirchoff. The California Police Department phone number is 573-796-2818.

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Do you recognize this dog? If so please contact the police department @ 573-796-2818. There is no room for her at the pound, so please contact us before 5pm. Thanks

The Moniteau County Fair kicks of this Saturday! Before your visit the Fair, remind your children of these rules. It is all about being safe and having a fun time at the 2017 Moniteau County Fair! **Don’t talk to strangers. **If you are lost, look for a policeman or go to the Grand Stands for help. **Place your cell phone number in their front pocket. **Right before going into the fair….take out your camera phone and take a picture of your children! That way if you get separated from them, you will have a resent description of your kids and can remember EXACTLY what they are wearing! **Lock valuables in your car, make certain they are out of sight. **Don’t panic if you get separated from your party. Plan ahead. Set up a meeting point as soon you arrive. The best place to meet is the stairs leading to the grand stands announcers platform! We will see you at the fair.

Please spread the word. The California Police Department has taken several reports of thefts from vehicles. These thefts have occurred during all hours of the day. Some in broad daylight and some in the evening and early morning hours of the day. These crimes are easy to prevent. Please roll up your windows and lock you car doors. We would like to remind people that thefts from your vehicle are a crime of opportunity. Eliminate that opportunity with the following tips: • Lock doors and close windows completely. • Criminals are often opportunistic: wallets, sunglasses, clothing, keys, gym bags, and small change are all often tempting to a thief. • Don’t leave valuables in the car, take anything you can’t afford to lose with you, e.g., a wallet or laptop computer • Do not leave your garage door opener on the dashboard or front seat. Put it in your glove box, hide it, or take it with you. • Never leave personal identification documents, vehicle ownership title, or credit cards in your vehicle. • Lock truck-bed toolboxes. If you observe something or someone unusual or think something looks wrong, follow your instincts and report it. You WILL NOT get in trouble with the police - and you WILL be doing a service to your community! Remember - you are our best defense against crime. One call can make a difference. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you! California Police Department Emergency Dial 911 573-796-8000

Officers from the California Police Department would like to thank Ethan Jones and Jared Bischoff from The Supplement Superstore for coming into the police department on May 31st, for a class on Nutrition Training. Thanks again Gentlemen!

The California Police Department would like to remind the Citizens of California that thefts from your vehicle are a crime of opportunity. Eliminate that opportunity with the following tips: • Lock doors and close windows completely. • Criminals are often opportunistic: briefcases, sunglasses, clothing, keys, gym bags, and small change are all often tempting to a thief. • Don’t leave valuables in the car, take anything you can’t afford to lose with you, e.g., a wallet or laptop computer • If you have no choice: place them in the trunk, or under a blanket etc. before you park. Do not transfer electronics and other items when other people in the parking area can see what you are doing. • Do not leave your garage door opener on the dashboard or front seat. Put it in your glove box, hide it, or take it with you. • Never leave personal identification documents, vehicle ownership title, or credit cards in your vehicle. • Lock truck-bed toolboxes. If you observe something or someone unusual or think something looks wrong, follow your instincts and report it. You WILL NOT get in trouble with the police - and you WILL be doing a service to your community! Remember - you are our best defense against crime. One call can make a difference. iWATCH my neighborhood iREPORT suspicious activity to the police iKEEP US SAFE! We thank you for the opportunity to serve you! California Police Department Emergency Dial 911 573-796-8000

The following article was published in the May 9th, 2017 edition of the California Democrat. The article and pictures are the property of the Democrat and have been used with their permission. California celebrates National Day of Prayer About 70 people gathered in front of the Moniteau County Courthouse to join with others across the nation at more than 30,000 locations for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4. Hosted by the California Ministerial Alliance, the prayer service included patriotic songs, inspirational scripture, the Preamble to the Constitution and prayers for specific aspects of the community and nation. Afterward, the alliance joined with the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, St. Pauls Lutheran Church and New Life Christian Center to serve Chick-fil-a box dinners to emergency responders and public officials. Those who attended ranged in age from children to retired. Among them was Norma Porter, a member of the Jamestown St. Pauls Evangelical Church. The Rohrbach brothers provided four-part harmony to several... Photo by Michelle Brooks /California Democrat. "I thought it would be a wonderful thing to come to," she said, after reading about the event in the California Democrat. "It's a nice thing to do to pray for our country. I think we need it more than ever." The National Day of Prayer was established by Congress in 1952 and became the first Thursday in May in 1988. "It's good to remember the history of our nation," said Pastor Casey Malley, alliance president. Pastor Frank Hensley closed the gathering with the reminder: "We believer there's power in prayer."

The California Kids LLC Day Care and Learning Center spent some time Friday Morning, riding bikes, tri-cycles, and scooters while enroute to raising more than $1400 for St. Jude's Children Hospital. Even though it rained the youngsters had a blast riding through the puddles. The California Police Department was on hand to provide traffic control and a gentle push when one of the kiddos got stuck. The department would like to thank the day care staff for the invite and their hospitality.

This may be a good indicator that your yard needs mowed! This is just a friendly reminder that allowing grass and weeds to reach a height of 10 inches or more, may result in an officer visiting or calling you! Please keep your yards maintained and help keep the nuisance violation complaints to a minimum. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

One last time folks, just as a friendly reminder!!!! The City of California residential clean-up week will be April 10-14, 2017. This service is provided at no additional cost to city utility customers. City crews will begin picking up trash curbside starting at 6 a.m. It will be helpful for those collecting the items, to have them in boxes or trash bags. Trash pick-up on the northeast side of town, north of Business 50, east of Oak Street will take place on Monday the 10th. The southwest side of town, South of Business 50, West of Oak Street, will be done on Tuesday the 11th. The northwest side of town, North of Business 50 west of Oak Street, will take place on the Thursday the 13th. The southeast side of town, South of Business 50, east of Oak Street, will be done on Friday the 14th. There will also be normal trash pick-up as well. A copy of the map is also included in this post. There will be normal trash pick-up during the week as well. Large item pickup, including appliances, furniture and trimmed brush up to four (4”) inches in diameter should be placed curbside. Any old lumber or metal must be cut into four (4’) foot lengths and tied into bundles for accessibility of the packer truck. Items that cannot be picked up include leaves, grass clippings, yard waste, rocks, bricks, concrete, hazardous or flammable household liquids, unclean paint cans, automobile parts including tires and batteries. Yard waste items can be disposed of at the compost site located north of California on Route O. No other items are allowed to be dumped at the site. Please pay attention to the rules at the compost site. The California Police Department would like to remind people to look around their property for items that could be considered a nuisance under city ordinance. This opportunity comes once a year, please take advantage of it.

The City of California residential clean-up week will be April 10-14, 2017. This service is provided at no additional cost to city utility customers. City crews will begin picking up trash curbside starting at 6 a.m. It will be helpful for those collecting the items, to have them in boxes or trash bags. Trash pick-up on the northeast side of town, north of Business 50, east of Oak Street will take place on Monday the 10th. The southwest side of town, South of Business 50, West of Oak Street, will be done on Tuesday the 11th. The northwest side of town, North of Business 50 west of Oak Street, will take place on the Thursday the 13th. The southeast side of town, South of Business 50, east of Oak Street, will be done on Friday the 14th. There will also be normal trash pick-up as well. A copy of the map is also included in this post. There will be normal trash pick-up during the week as well. Large item pickup, including appliances, furniture and trimmed brush up to four (4”) inches in diameter should be placed curbside. Any old lumber or metal must be cut into four (4’) foot lengths and tied into bundles for accessibility of the packer truck. Items that cannot be picked up include leaves, grass clippings, yard waste, rocks, bricks, concrete, hazardous or flammable household liquids, unclean paint cans, automobile parts including tires and batteries. Yard waste items can be disposed of at the compost site located north of California on Route O. No other items are allowed to be dumped at the site. Please pay attention to the rules at the compost site. The California Police Department would like to remind people to look around their property for items that could be considered a nuisance under city ordinance. This opportunity comes once a year, please take advantage of it.

The City of California residential clean-up week will be April 10-14, 2017. This service is provided at no additional cost to city utility customers. City crews will begin picking up trash curbside starting at 6 a.m. It will be helpful for those collecting the items, to have them in boxes or trash bags. Large item pickup, including appliances, furniture and trimmed brush up to four (4”) inches in diameter should be placed curbside. Any old lumber or metal must be cut into four (4’) foot lengths and tied into bundles for accessibility of the packer truck. Items that cannot be picked up include leaves, grass clippings, yard waste, rocks, bricks, concrete, hazardous or flammable household liquids, unclean paint cans, automobile parts including tires and batteries. Yard waste items can be disposed of at the compost site located north of California on Route O. No other items are allowed to be dumped at the site. Please pay attention to the rules at the compost site. The California Police Department would like to remind people to look around their property for items that could be considered a nuisance under city ordinance. This opportunity comes once a year, please take advantage of it.

Officers from the California Police Department at the annual 100 Man Lunch at The Moniteau County Head Start.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE Critical Fire Weather Conditions Continue Very low relative humidity ranging from 15 to 25 percent range will combine with breezy southwest winds to raise the fire danger to a critical level again this afternoon. RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER * WIND...Sustained southwesterly winds of 15 to 20 mph are expected, with occasional gusts to 30 mph. * HUMIDITY...Relative humidity is expected to drop as low as 20 percent this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised. 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 warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Bradley Nichols stopped by the police department to drop off something special for the officers. Thank You very much! We sincerely appreciate the support we receive from our community. Thanks Again Bradley for thinking of us!

The City of California continues to keep a close eye on the weather predicted for this weekend, we are working with our all of our City Departments, to prepare for freezing rain, wind and ice. At this time, we are told it is fairly certain that whatever this event becomes, it will occur over central Missouri. What is still not clear is exactly what kind of precipitation we could be looking at, nor how much of it we will get. Most forecasts are including mention of up to 1/4'"-1/2" of ice accumulations in the watch area now, but that is still preliminary. It only takes about a quarter to a half inch of ice to begin causing problems with power lines and trees, and our crews are preparing to safely expedite the restoration process, if outages occur. In the event of a power outage, please report the outage immediately! Call us at at 796-2500 or 796-8000 or call 911 non-emergency 796-8416. Stay Safe! Downed wires can be covered in tree debris and hard to see. Stay away from brush and tall grass that could be hiding a downed power wire. Be sure to keep pets away as well. Report downed wires to 796-2500, 796-8000 or 911 non-emergency 796-8416 immediately, and do not go near the wire. Please keep all pets inside or leashed in the yard so our crews can work safely and efficiently to restore power. Crews often have to walk through backyards to access downed equipment. Prepare your Emergency supply kit: emergency phone numbers, flashlight and fresh batteries, battery-powered radio, bottled water (1 gallon per person, per day, including pets), first aid kit, blankets, non-perishable food. If the Power Goes Out Turn off lights and unplug appliances to prevent damage and overloading circuits once the power is restored. Keep faucets on at a drip to prevent pipes from freezing. Close doors to unused rooms in the house. Be cautious when using alternative heat sources and keep rooms properly ventilated. If using a generator, be sure to keep the unit outside the home. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) for electrical outlets can help prevent injuries when installed in areas that may be affected by melting snow or ice.

HOME >> NEWSANDINFO >> MODOT NEWS RELEASE MoDOT News Release January 11, 2017 11:48 AM Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Reduced Travel in Missouri Motorists advised to avoid travel Thursday night through Sunday For more information, contact Customer Service at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). JEFFERSON CITY – Motorists should avoid travel if possible in Missouri late Thursday night through Sunday due to incoming significant amounts of freezing rain, sleet and ice. Travel on Missouri’s roads should be avoided overnight Thursday into Friday through Sunday. Friday morning rush hour commutes will be impacted by the freezing rain across most of Missouri. “MoDOT crews will be out ahead of the storm using a mixture of chemicals and abrasives including salt brine and salt,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. “Ice is the most difficult storm to fight. With large areas of the state expected to get a half inch or more, it can cause downed power lines and potential roadway closures. Motorists should avoid travel this weekend if at all possible.” Many universities and colleges across the state begin next Tuesday. Students are advised to avoid travel this weekend and consider travel after the ice storm is clear and conditions improve. If a section of highway is shut down for extended periods, motorists should heed the warnings on the digital signs and exit the highway at the next available exit. To check road conditions including winter weather conditions and traffic speeds, please check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. The map is also available as a free app on iTunes and Google play listed as MoDOT Traveler Information. MoDOT’s customer service center is available for information 24 hours a day at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). “All week, our crews have been gathering chain saws, chippers and other equipment that will be important when we have downed trees from the ice accumulation,” Allmeroth said. “If there are power outages, please treat dark signals as a four-way stop. Stay away from downed lines.” When roads get icy, please consider putting chains on vehicles if you have to travel. Please use proper winter safety precautions and make sure you have a full tank of gas, extra blankets and gloves and provisions like water and snacks. Please wear your seat belt and don’t drive distracted. Leave plenty of space behind other vehicles and give snow plows room to work. If you encounter car troubles or are involved in a crash, please remain in your vehicle. ###

The California Police Department is proud to welcome Daniel Hurt aboard as one of our newest officers. Daniel comes to us from the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department. We know he will be an awesome asset to this department.

This information was originally posted by The California Vet Clinic on their Facebook page. It has been reposted with their permission. Pet Owners, If you need help keeping your outside pets warm this weekend, or winter. A client of ours has graciously offered to help get straw, and other things to keep your pets warm! Don't hesitate to call Brenda at 573-569-0426. Any further questions can be addressed to the good folks at the California Vet Clinic 1200 N. Park California, Mo. Their phone number is 573-796-3168 Thanks to the Brenda and the vet clinic. .

Thanksgiving is almost here and we are all gearing up the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this festive activity, it’s important to remember that there are safety hazards associated with the holiday. Listed are a few safety tips that may help get you through the holiday, safe and sound. TRAVEL SAFETY If plans include driving, travelers should check the weather along their route and plan accordingly. Everyone should use their seat belts and no one should drink and drive. Drivers should be well rested and alert and give their full attention to the road – no cell phones or other devices that could distract the driver. Other driving safety tips include: • Follow the rules of the road – observe the speed limit. • Use caution in work zones. • Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. • Don’t follow another vehicle too closely. • Clean your headlights, taillights, signal lights and windows to help you see, especially at night. • Turn your headlights on as dusk approaches, or if you are using your windshield wipers due to inclement weather. COOKING SAFETY Cooks should avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves while preparing the holiday meal. Never leave the stove unattended – if the cook has to leave the kitchen even for a short time, they should turn off the stove. More cooking safety steps are: • • Check food regularly. • Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on. • Keep children and pets away from the cooking area. • Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from the stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat. • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup. • Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen. • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off. If you are planning to deep fry a turkey this year, please remember the following tips as well: * Use newer fryers with sealed lids, and keep the fryer in full view while the burner is on. And save the cocktails for later — drinking while cooking can lead to accidents. * Keep children and pets away from the cooking area, and put the fryer in an open area away from walls, fences, garages, porches or other structures that can catch fire. * Wear long sleeves, pants and shoes, along with goggles or glasses to protect against splashes of hot oil. Make sure the turkey is dry and fully thawed, and slowly raise and lower it into the fryer to reduce splatter. * Don’t overfill that fryer with oil — turkey fryers can ignite in seconds after oil hits the burner. Keep a fire extinguisher handy and never use a hose to douse a turkey fryer fire. * Be careful about what marinades are used. Oil and water mixtures can cause oil to spill over, create a fire or even and explosion. We wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to think about lessons we learnt and how we can spread peace and happiness, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. The California Police Department would like to thank you for allowing us to serve this great community and that we appreciate you so very much. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your loved ones.

We thank those who have served and are currently serving this great nation of ours. Some may not understand the gift of self you have given to us, but those of us that walk the thin blue line, get it. Thank you again for all you have done! "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."

It's a beautiful night, there will be bunches of Trick-or-Treaters out this evening. Please be careful. We have attached a few HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS for your reading pleasure. Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks if at all possible. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

This article was published in the California Democrat's Wednesday October 26th, 2016 edition of the paper. Thanks to David Wilson for stopping by Saturday Morning to visit. The California Police Department set up a Drug Take Back booth Saturday, Oct. 22 on the parking lot of the California City Hall to collect unused medical substances. The Police Department was assisted by the Boy Scouts and the Cub Scouts. Collected were 97 pounds of unneeded, outdated or other medications, both prescription and over the counter. The police department is working with the DEA to collect substances which would have been, in many cases, flushed down a toilet, or thrown in the trash, possibly end up going into lakes, streams or groundwater. A drop box is located in the Police Department to provide easy access for people wishing to get rid of old medications. The substances collected will be turned in the DEA.

The California Police Department will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs, October 22nd, 2016, at the California Police Department. California, Missouri – On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the California Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the California Police Department, 500 S. Oak Street in California. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.