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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This article appears in the February 21st, 2018 edition of the California Democrat. The article was written and photos taken by staff journalist David Wilson. Several California police officers took a visitor from Columbia, Brian Perry, to McDonald's for an early birthday breakfast Feb. 17. He turned 28 on Feb. 19. The surprise trip out for breakfast for Perry was arranged by his grandmother, Janice Anderson, working with officers of the city of California Police Department. Her grandson was visiting for a few days. Anderson explained that Perry, who works for Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise "Giving Garden," is now in need of more "male bonding," since his father, Brian "Keith" Perry, died in July. All in all, it was quite a weekend for Perry. Wearing a California police jacket, he breakfasted at McDonald's with Capt. Dale Embry and officers Rafael Ayala and Jeff Lewis. He then stopped by the California Fire Station and visited the fire fighters. He attended the California United Church of Christ Feb. 18, meeting many men of the congregation and the Rev. Eugene Moll. That was followed up with lunch at the Panda Chinese Restaurant with Morris and Dolores Burger and Philip Burger. Since he was interested in seeing another greenhouse to compare to the one he works in, his busy day ended with a tour of Longfellow's Garden Center, Centertown. He reportedly enjoyed being shown the pansy greenhouse by Alice Longfellow.

The California Police Department would like to thank the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office, Moniteau County 911, Mid-Mo Ambulance District, the Tipton Police Department, California Fire, and members of the Camden County Tactical Unit for attending today's active shooter training. We would also like to thank Gracie Flippin and the staff at California Manufacturing for allowing us to use their facility for our training.

The California Police Department would like to thank the California Democrat for their continued support and assistance in getting much needed information disseminated to our community. We appreciate their continued support. This article appears in the January 31st, 2018 edition of the California Democrat.. The article is written by staff journalist, David Wilson. ******All dogs in city must be licensed******* Most dog owners are aware their canine companions are not supposed to run at large, but some are not aware all dogs residing in the city are supposed to be licensed. The ordinance states: "No person shall own, keep, harbor or permit to be or remain on or about his/her premises any dog over six (6) months of age which has not been licensed. The license fee for each domestic dog over the age of six (6) months shall be the sum of seven dollars ($7) per year." Licenses are due July 1 of each year. Proof of rabies vaccination is a requirement for issuance of the license. This means a dog living inside for its entire life must be licensed. This isn't a meaningless requirement. Sometimes accidents happen and a dog gets loose. It may be no one's fault. A door might not have been closed properly or someone might have been taking something in or out of the residence. The dog may have gone outside for its normal needs, and been frightened — it is not uncommon for this to occur on Independence Day — but there are other circumstances. The licensing requirement is not a means to blame the owner. One reason for the ordinance is that it is a way to locate the dog's home, if it is found to be "running at large." Another is to make certain that the animal's rabies vaccination is up-to-date. Proof of vaccination is a requirement for issuance of the license. When a dog is found wandering away from its home, reported to the police and subsequently picked up; there has to be some way to find where it actually belongs. According to the California Police Department, most of the dogs picked up by the authorities are wearing collars. That provides clear evidence that the dog has a home somewhere. But sometimes that is not enough. A tag with the owner's name and address is important for returning the animal to its home. If the dog has a license, the police department or veterinary clinic can more easily determine where the dog's home is. In the event the dog was involved in a "dispute" with another dog, or a person, it can more easily be determined if the animal's rabies vaccination is up-to-date.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... * VISIBILITY...Widespread visibilities around 1/4 mile or less will occur through late morning, north of I-70. In areas south of I-70, dense fog is expected to develop by sunrise, then linger much of the morning. * IMPACTS...Slow travel will be needed due to low visibility. Scattered slick spots also possible, especially on bridges and overpasses, due to temperatures being near or below freezing. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

It is with great honor that I introduce the California Police Departments 2017 Officer of the Year, Officer Daniel Hurt. Officer Hurt is one of our newest officers, but has taken on the role of a leader and motivator. Officer Hurt has served the citizens of California with outstanding dedication. Officer Hurt's most noticeable quality is his compassion to serve the citizens of the City of California. Congratulations Officer Hurt

This morning, the California Police Department was "Mugged" by members of the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church. The insulated coffee mug, were filled with goodies, and presented to Officer Hurt. We would like to thank the New Beginnings Church for continued support of the department. We would also like to thank all those that have who have stopped by the department with cookies, candy, snacks, and cards. The support we receive is a constant reminder of just how blessed we are to serve this awesome community. Thanks again and on behalf of the Officers and Staff of the California Police Department, we wish you a SAFE and Merry Christmas

Prexton McMillian stopped by the police department to say "Hi"and "Thank You" to Officer Ayala and our newest officer, Officer Jeff Lewis. Thanks Prexton for stopping by, and thank you for supporting your California Police Department.

The 2017 Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, themed Christmas California Style, was held December 2nd. This entry, by the California Police Department, took home 2nd Place in the California City Departments Division. Could this be a sneak peak into the 2018 Ham and Turkey Festival?

A reminder from the California Chamber of Commerce Don't forget Christmas California Style is coming up December 2nd! Many businesses are having open houses and specials that day. The California Kids will perform at 10am at Village Green, Central Bank will have cookies at the performance. Then get ready for the parade at 5pm. Theme is a Christmas Dream. Line up is 4pm at the City pool, all entries must be lit and no live Santas on the floats. Please do not throw candy from floats but you may walk and pass candy. CoMo is sponsoring glow stick for the kids for that evening for the parade route! After the parade the fun continues at the Moniteau Courthouse with the mayor will light the tree, enjoy hot cocoa, the kids may visit Santa and get a candy treat sponsored by Commerce Bank, while you are visiting Santa and Mrs Claus, listen to the talented Sounds of Joy sing holiday songs! It's going to be a great day in California!

***Update*** Trenton Stevens has been located, he is safe, and has been returned to his parents. We would like to thank the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, the California Fire Department, the Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch Center, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the good citizens of the City of California for their assistance during the search for Trenton. Your help was greatly appreciated. Captain Dale Embry California Police Department

******MIssing Person***** *****Attempt To Locate***** On 11-27-2017 Trenton Riley Stevens, age 14, was reported as a missing person from his address in California. He was last seen at approximately 11 a.m. on 11-27-17. It was unknown what he was wearing when he left his home. He possibly has in his possession, a dark in color, purple backpack with St. Louis Hospital printed on it. His direction of travel and possible destinations are also unknown. Anyone having information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the California Police Department at 573-796-8000.

A reminder from the California Chamber of Commerce Don't for get Christmas California Style is coming up December 2nd! Many businesses are having open houses and specials that day. The California Kids will perform at 10am at Village Green, Central Bank will have cookies at the performance. Then get ready for the parade at 5pm. Theme is a Christmas Dream. Line up is 4pm at the City pool, all entries must be lit and no live Santas on the floats. Please do not throw candy from floats but you may walk and pass candy. CoMo is sponsoring glow stick for the kids for that evening for the parade route! After the parade the fun continues at the Moniteau Courthouse with the mayor will light the tree, enjoy hot cocoa, the kids may visit Santa and get a candy treat sponsored by Commerce Bank, while you are visiting Santa and Mrs Claus, listen to the talented Sounds of Joy sing holiday songs! It's going to be a great day in California!

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

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!