Rolla Police Department

  • Agency: Rolla Police Department
  • Address: 1007 N. Elm Street, Rolla , 65401 MO
  • Chief: Mark Kearse (Chief of Police)
Phone: (573) 308-1213
Fax: (573) 364-6346

Rolla Police Department is located at 1007 N. Elm Street, Rolla , 65401 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Kearse. The Rolla Police Department phone number is (573) 308-1213.

Rolla Police Department News

RPD Media Report 03/08/2018

RPD Media Report 03/07/2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with Clinton Police Department and Henry County Comm Center. Last night, Clinton, MO Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton was shot and killed in the line of duty. Two other officers were wounded. Officer Morton and other officers were responding to a 911 call for help. Two women could be heard screaming in the background. The arriving officers were met with gunfire upon their arrival. Officer Morton was killed and the two wounded officers are listed in stable condition. The suspect was later found deceased. Officer Morton is the second officer to die in the line of duty from Clinton, MO in the last seven months. Rest in Peace Officer Morton.

Reminder that signs in peoples yards at their residence are the property of the owner of the home and if you take them it is considered stealing. We have had some reports of election signs being taken.

Media Log 03-06-18

Media Log 03-05-18

Please welcome our newest Officer, Molly Kaufman. Molly is from Joplin, MO and a graduate (’17) of both the Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) and MSSU Law Enforcement Academy. At a very young age, Molly became interested in law enforcement and participated in several programs to include: St. Louis County Police Explorers, FBI Youth Academy, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Cadet program. After successfully completing the Rolla Police Department's Field Training program, Molly will be assigned to a shift in the Patrol Division.

Color photo of subject in video.

Do you know the person in this video? If so, please contact Det. Dillon with the Rolla Police Department, or you can leave a message on the confidential tip hotline at 573-364-0111. This subject was in the area of Kingshighway and Martin Springs Drive during the early morning hours of March 6th, 2018. He was in the company of another individual. This individual is wearing a red hoodie, dark puffy style jacket, and light colored pants. Another picture will follow.

A test tornado warning will be sent today Tuesday March 6th at 10am by all National Weather Services that have coverage in Missouri. The warning will be sent using the EAS Code TOR, and will be clearly marked as a test. In case of inclement weather, the backup date is Thursday, March 8, 2018, also at 10:00 AM.

RPD Media Report 03/04/2018

RPD Media Report 03/03/2018

Today is a beautiful day for the Polar Plunge! Come on out to Fugitive Beach and join us in supporting Special Olympics MO!

RPD Media Report 03/02/2018

Media Log 03-01-18

The Railroad crossing on Old St. James Rd just north of 18th Street will be closed Friday 3/2/18 from 9am to 3pm. No vehicles will be allowed to cross during this time. Detours will be in place. Motorists need to take alternate routes. Please watch for signs and flagmen.

If you are in the market for a used car, we have just listed four of our decommissioned police cars for sale

Media Log 02-28-18

Statutory Sodomy On July 7th, 2017, the Rolla Police Department’s Division of Criminal Investigations Unit initiated an investigation into the delayed report of a series of child molestation incidents that occurred during 2012 and 2013. During the course of the investigation, three children, who were all between the ages of 12 and 13 at the time, disclosed multiple incidents of sexual abuse by a known perpetrator. The incidents of sexual abuse occurred both in Rolla and in Steelville, Missouri. Spenser Farr, age 24 of Rolla, was identified as the perpetrator in each of these incidents. On February 27, 2018, Spenser Farr was arrested for one count of 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy for an incident in Phelps County, and four counts of 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy for four incidents that occurred in Crawford County. Spenser Farr remains incarcerated in the Crawford County Jail in lieu of $550,000 bond. Anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation or any other incidents should call their local law enforcement or Detective Meyer with the Rolla Police Department at (573) 308-1213. The charges for which Spenser Farr was arrested are merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

RPD Media Report 02/27/2018