Sedalia Police Department

  • Agency: Sedalia Police Department
  • Address: 201 West Second Street, Sedalia , 65301 MO
  • Chief: John DeGonia (Chief of Police)
Phone: (660) 826-8100
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Sedalia Police Department is located at 201 West Second Street, Sedalia , 65301 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is John DeGonia. The Sedalia Police Department phone number is (660) 826-8100.

Sedalia Police Department News

Do you want to make a difference in our community? The Sedalia Police Department is seeking applications for full time police officer and full/part time telecommunications officer. Each job provides an opportunity to truly make a difference each day by protecting and serving the community through police operations. The applications process closes Monday June 18th at noon. For more information and the application please visit: http://www.cityofsedalia.com/jobs

The Sedalia Police Department has recently noticed an increase in thefts from vehicles. Please make sure that your vehicle doors are locked and all items of value, such as guns or money, are removed from the vehicle at night. If you see anyone acting suspicious around a vehicle please immediately contact the police with a description of the person(s). The Sedalia Police Department will be taking additional action to resolve the issue.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The Sedalia Police Department has seen a recent influx in counterfeit $20, $50 and $100 bills. The bills that are being passed have what appears to be Chinese writing on front and back. They also have lines across one of the corners of the bill, both front and back. The bills are not legal tender and it is a crime to pass one as such.

STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS JOB POSTING - TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Employment Application and Personal History Statement can be located on the City of Sedalia's website under the personnel section of forms and permits.

STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS JOB POSTING - POLICE OFFICER Employment Application and Personal History Statement can be located on the City of Sedalia's website under the personnel section of forms and permits.

Each year the Sedalia DARE Program gives out two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors that have participated in the Sedalia DARE Program. This year’s winners were Makenna Steger, taking first place honors, and Elizabeth Matz, taking second place. Makenna Steger, the daughter of Michelle Steger, has been accepted to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and intends to enter the 6-year B.A/M.D. program. Elizabeth Matz, the daughter of Scott and Melissa Matz, has been accepted to State Fair Community College and intends to major in Education with an emphasis in Jr. High Math. Both winners were students in the Sedalia 200 School District. Steger and Matz were presented their awards by Chief Matt Wirt, Bob Hiller, and Mayor John Kehde. The Sedalia DARE Scholarship is funded for the next 25 years.This is something that no other city has -- 2 fully funded scholarships from their DARE Program, not from tax money, not from city or department budgets, or from money gotten from seizures of drug or criminal cases. We are the only scholarship that is funded through the generosity of the citizens of Sedalia that donate to the DARE program. Top is Makenna Steger --- DARE Officer was Sgt. Bradley Beard. Bottom is Elizabeth Matz --- DARE Officer was Officer. Rodney Collins.

JOB POSTING - POLICE OFFICER Employment Application and Personal History Statement can be located on the City of Sedalia's website under the personnel section of forms and permits.

JOB POSTING - TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Employment Application and Personal History Statement can be located on the City of Sedalia's website under the personnel section of forms and permits.

To show appreciation for local first responders, Smith-Cotton High School students and staff members donated $2,000 toward protective vests for Sedalia Police officers and Pettis County Sheriff's deputies. Presenting the donation checks is S-C senior Connor Crabtree, who made the largest individual donation. Front row, from left, Sedalia Police Commander Larry Ward, Sedalia Police Chief Matt Wirt, Crabtree, Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond, and Pettis County Sherrif's Sgt. John Cline, who also is the Sedalia 200 District's school resource officer. Back row, from left: Jonathan Tester and Zach Vandevender, the S-C teachers who led the donation effort.

PRESS RELEASE - SEEKING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE On 4/26/2018 at 1706 hours Officers responded to Broadway Blvd and Prospect Av in reference to a hit and run accident. Upon arrival contact was made with the victim who stated she was westbound on Broadway Blvd at Prospect Av when a dark-colored Cadillac turned off of northbound Prospect attempting to go west on Broadway Blvd. The Cadillac struck the front driver side of the victim’s vehicle, causing significant damage. This impact forced her off of the roadway where she came to rest in the grass. The suspect vehicle fled the scene of the accident. The victim sustained injuries in this crash and was transported to Bothwell Hospital by personal vehicle. Several witnesses to the crash explained that a northbound Cadillac attempted to turn onto westbound Broadway Blvd but struck the victim vehicle. The Cadillac then fled the scene westbound on Broadway Blvd turning onto northbound Quincy Av. It was last seen westbound on 3rd Street from Quincy Av. The Sedalia Police Traffic Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect vehicle. Parts from it were recovered on scene and it is believed to be a 1994-1996 Cadillac Deville. Witnesses described it as being dark in color, likely blue or green, with a lighter-colored top. This Cadillac should have damage to the front passenger side. The driver was described as a white female, possibly in her 30’s, with dark hair. If you see a vehicle matching this description please contact the Sedalia Police Department at 826-8100

The Sedalia Police Department would like to offer our condolences to the Miller County Sheriff's Department and to the family of Deputy Casey L. Shoemate who was killed in the line of duty on Friday April 20th, 2018. Please keep the Miller County Sheriff's Department and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

PRESS RELEASE: On 15 April, 2018 Officer responded to 1200 block of E 4th St in reference to a subject there who witnessed a shooting. The caller stated a person unknown to him came to his door and asked him to call 911. Officers made contact with the witness and determined a shooting occurred at 314 N Summit where one victim was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center via private vehicle and the other victim was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center by PCAD where he later was pronounced dead. The deceased victim was later identified as Maurice Harper Sr., 42 years of age of Sedalia. The Sedalia Police Department Investigation Bureau is currently investigating this incident. Anyone has any information, concerning the death of Maurice Harper Sr. are asked to call the Sedalia Police Department and speak with Detective John Fellows at 660-827-7823 Ext. 1217.

JOB POSTING - TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Employment Application and Personal History Statement can be located on the City of Sedalia's website under the personnel section of forms and permits.

** Missing Juveniles from Branson MO ** On March 30th at approximately 4:30am, juveniles Victoria Deel and Sharon Gehrke were found to be missing from their residence in Branson. The juveniles might be traveling in a black two door Chevrolet Cobalt and may be in the Sedalia, MO area. Victoria M. Deel Age: 15 Height: 5’ 8” Weight: 180 pounds Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Sharon A. Gehrke Age: 16 Height: 5’ 3” Weight: 130 pounds Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue If you have any information please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Branson Police Department at (417) 334-3300.

On 03/20/2018, Officer Mark Cherry was awarded the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year for the State of Missouri. Mark was instrumental in creating the training base for the West Central Missouri CIT training model. He has trained many of our officers as well as officers from surrounding agencies. Mark is a strong advocate for people in crisis and is dedicated to helping them receive treatment to resolve their issue. We are so proud of Officer Cherry and glad to have him on the SPD team!!

The men and women of the Sedalia Police Department send our sincerest condolences to the Clinton Police Department during this recent tragedy. It is never easy to hear an officer has lost their life while protecting others, however it is especially difficult when it happens so close to home. To Officer Morton’s friends and family, we offer our deepest sympathy during this time of grief. To the other two injured officers, please know that your brothers in blue are thinking of you and should you need anything, please let us know. The SPD Blue Line Family

The Sedalia Police Department is requesting your help with a current burglary/theft investigation that occurred in the early morning hours of 02/22/2018. Several chain saws, cutoff machines and blowers were stolen. Attached are photos of the suspects and the suspect vehicle. The vehicle has been identified as a Honda Pilot, possibly silver. Please take note of the damage to the rear quarter panel on the driver's side. If you have any information about this investigation, or if you recognize this vehicle, please contact Detective Sgt. Casto at 660-827-7823 Ext 1216.

PRESS RELEASE On February 23rd, 2018, at approximately 0533 hours, patrol officers, detectives with the criminal investigations bureau and drug enforcement unit responded to 517 East 10th Street to serve a no knock drug related search warrant. At the residence, entry was forced through the front door where contact was made with three adult subjects inside. All three subjects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the residence revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a .40 caliber handgun and additional evidence to indicate methamphetamine distribution was occurring from the residence. At the conclusion of the investigation, all three subjects were arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. The suspects and state charges they were arrested for are as follows: David E. Martin Jr., “Fathead”, 32 years old: -Trafficking drugs 2nd degree (Methamphetamine) -Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) -Possession of drug paraphernalia -Unlawful possession of a firearm -Johnson County warrant – Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm - $5,000 cash bond Jordan D. Rhodes, “JoJo”, 30 years old: -Trafficking drugs 2nd degree (Methamphetamine) -Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) -Possession of drug paraphernalia Natalie M. Wingerter, 30 years old: -Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) -Possession of drug paraphernalia

The Sedalia Police Department is currently looking for one reliable individual for Crossing Guard Duty. The detail involves one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon for a total of 10 hours per week. Anyone interested can contact Commander Larry Ward at 660-281-7797 for further information.

PRESS RELEASE On 01-23-2018 at approximately 7:31pm, Sedalia Police, Pettis County Ambulance, and Sedalia Fire Department responded to the railroad tracks near Highway 50 and Sellers Road for a report of a subject being hit by a train while walking on the railroad tracks. The subject was later identified as 29 year old, Monty A. Ellis, of Sedalia. The subject is currently in critical condition at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.

PRESS RELEASE 01/21/2018 Heather McClellan Homicide On 01/21/2018, Justin K. Lewis turned himself into authorities and was taken into custody without incident. Lewis is currently being held at the Pettis County Jail on charges of Murder 2nd, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond is set at $500,000.

Heather McClellan Homicide UPDATE: 01/19/2018 The Pettis County Prosecutor has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Justin K. Lewis (aka "Country") 28 years of age, formerly of Sedalia, in connection with the death of Heather McClellan, 34 years of age of Sedalia, MO. The warrant is for Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. If you know of Justin Lewis’ whereabouts, please do not approach as he should be considered Armed & Dangerous, but rather call your nearest Law Enforcement Agency. Pettis County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000.00 for any information that leads to the arrest of Justin K. Lewis. Anyone with information concerning the death of Heather McClellan can call the Sedalia Police Department and speak with Detective Jill Green at 660-827-7823 Ext. 1213 or cell phone # 660-221-8832.

JOB POSTING - POLICE OFFICER Employment Application and Personal History Statement can be located on the City of Sedalia's website under the personnel section of forms and permits.