Bolivar Police Department

  • Agency: Bolivar Police Department
  • Address: 211 W Walnut St, Behind the City Hall building, Bolivar, 65613 MO
  • Chief: Michael Siebert (Chief of Police)
Phone: 417-326-5298

Bolivar Police Department is located at 211 W Walnut St, Behind the City Hall building, Bolivar, 65613 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael Siebert. The Bolivar Police Department phone number is 417-326-5298.

Bolivar Police Department News

We would like to welcome Nikki Bridges to Bolivar and the Bolivar City Police Department!

We are happy to celebrate National Police Week by honoring our recent Citizen's Academy graduates. Thank you all for your commitment, fun times and, last but not least, the amazing dinner!

May 13th through May 19th

During tonight's Citizens Academy, our students were introduced to some basic defensive tactics taught by Ofc. Lankford.

On April 3rd around 6:20 pm, Bolivar Police attempted to stop a white, 2003 Oldsmobile Alero on MO32 near main street for license plate and lane violations. The car would swerve into on-coming lanes while driving in excess of 60 mph on E Broadway. The vehicle continued east on MO 32, continuing to drive in on-coming lanes until they reached the area of S 160th Road where the vehicle swerved off of the north side of the highway and slowly attempted to turn around to go west back into Bolivar. As the car was trying to turn around, it rolled over onto the passenger side. None of the occupants were injured as a result of the roll over. The accident portion of this was investigated by the MSHP. Officers were then able to detain the driver, Daniel Severance (27 of Lebanon) and the passenger (a 26-year-old Lebanon woman). Investigation by Ofc. R Maccarella led to the arrest of Severance for Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs) and numerous traffic violations. Severance told Ofc. Maccarella that he was “mentally impaired” and just been released from an institution. Inspection of the vehicle indicated the possibility of it being stolen, however no record was located to confirm that. The vehicle was impounded by A&J Towing of Bolivar. During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located a lock box containing a white powder. Pursuant to a later search warrant, 83 grams of suspected Methamphetamine was located in the lockbox. Additional charges may be filed after laboratory analysis of the powder.

The Bolivar Missouri Police Department is requesting the help of the public in identifying two individuals that we need to speak with. If you know who they are please contact the Bolivar Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 417-326-5298. Thank you for any information.

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While you are out looking for treasure during the citywide garage sale, come see us and drop off your expired or unused medications!

Week two of the Citizen's Academy is in the books! Our Academy is an opportunity for citizen's to get a first hand look at what and how we do things at the Bolivar Police Department and in law enforcement in general. The sessions are mostly hands on learning and covers topics like defensive tactics, crime scene investigations, the judicial process and more. If you would like more information, please call Ofc. Dawnielle Robinson at 417-326-5298 or email her at

Today we would like to congratulate Michael Scott on his promotion from Officer to Corporal! Well done, Cpl. Scott!

We have received word that all children and staff have made it home safely. We appreciate the patience and understanding of all county citizens this afternoon. We sincerely hope to not have to do this again, but are actively looking for ways to improve our training and response plans.

This afternoon, the Bolivar Police Department received a call alleging that a student had a gun on a school bus while at the Intermediate school. With the cooperation of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Bolivar School District, buses were checked and no weapons were found. The call was made from a deactivated cell phone. The caller, a juvenile, told dispatchers that a student had a firearm on a bus at the intermediate school. The caller did not provide a name, a bus number or any further information. Once the information was received, no further students were allowed to board the school buses until each had been checked. This did cause quite a delay and was obviously a very hectic time for everyone. Even though no weapons were found, school employees were placed on each bus to help the drivers with getting the kids home safely, Law enforcement around the county have been alerted and are standing by to respond where ever the bus is, if needed. After the buses were searched, additional calls came into 911 with an apparent juvenile caller making vague requests for assistance. As of this time, it is unknown if these other calls are related. The Bolivar Police takes all calls like this seriously. The safety of children, school employees and visitors is our primary concern. This incident is still under investigation. Soon, the Bolivar Police Department will be providing information on what to do if this type of event happens again.

This probably isn't news, but the roads are slick. We already have had a number of minor crashes, and don't want to see anyone hurt. It is best to stay home, but if you HAVE to go out please slow down. Start out in 2nd gear, leave more room between cars and allow more room to stop. Again, if it can wait let street crews get their work done.

An arrest warrant has been issued regarding the incident from Friday night. David Peterson has been formally charged with Assault 1st Degree. He is currently being held in lieu of a $225,000 bond.

Additional update to last night's incident: The suspect turned himself into police and is currently in custody at the Polk County Jail. Formal charges are pending.

Update to the incident from last night: The suspect has been identified as David Peterson of Bolivar. He is currently wanted for questioning in connection to this assault. The victim is in stable condition. If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please call Polk County Central Dispatch at 417-777-3911. Callers can remain anonymous.

Around 7:53 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018, Bolivar Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the 4000 block of South 131st Road. When they arrived, they found that a 38 year-old Bolivar man had been stabbed in the chest by a 23 year Bolivar man. The suspect, who is known to police, ran from the officers on the scene. The victim is being treated at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. We do not feel that the suspect poses a threat to the community at large. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Tonight is our wrap up night for Shop With A Cop. We were able to reach a record number of 205 children from all over Polk County. None of this would have been possible without the help of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Polk County Sheriffs Office, MO Department of Conservation, Park Rangers and Forrestry, Humansville PD, Pleasant Hope PD, Central Dispatch of Polk County, Bolivar Walmart Store 46, all the Polk County School Districts and many other Polk County businesses. and citizens. Plans are already in the works to make next year even better!

We're at it again! Night 2 of Shop With A Cop. If you out and about stop by the Bolivar Wal-Mart and see us.

The first day of Shop With A Cop has come! We are happy to announce that we will be able to help more than 200 kids from Polk County this year. We will be out with our kids again tomorrow and Thursday at Walmart Bolivar - S Springfield Ave from 4 to 9. Come out and see us! Special thanks to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Polk County Sheriffs Office, Missouri Department of Conservation Game Wardens and Park Rangers and Central Dispatch of Polk County!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even if the weather isn't. Come out to Dunnegan Memorial Park, Bolivar, MO and see Santa and our friends from Bolivar Wal-Mart. All donations tonight go to help Shop With A Cop.

Making new friends and learning that what makes us unique is what makes us special with the First Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors