Branson Police Department

  • Agency: Branson Police Department
  • Address: 110 West Maddux Street_x000D_, Suite 100_x000D_, Branson, 65616 MO
  • Chief: Stephen W Mefford (Chief of Police)
Phone: 417-334-3300

Branson Police Department is located at 110 West Maddux Street_x000D_, Suite 100_x000D_, Branson, 65616 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Stephen W Mefford. The Branson Police Department phone number is 417-334-3300.

Branson Police Department News

Need Help Identifying: These suspects stole credit cards and used them at multiple locations throughout Branson. The suspect vehicle is a 2011-2014, Silver in color Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows and no license plate. If you have information leading to the identification of these suspects, please contact, Detective Emily Smith (417) 337-8518 or (417) 334-3300.

Travel Advisory: Update as of 8:30 pm. Roadway surfaces have started to freeze and become icy. Travel conditions are quickly deteriorating with the expected winter weather this evening. Public Works is out treating roadways. Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting MoDOT's Traveler's Information Map. Travel is strongly discouraged this evening.

We would like to congratulate two individuals who were recently promoted. Sergeant Sean Barnwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Officer Caleb Teig was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Congratulations!!!

We would like to introduce our newest additions to the Branson Police Explorer Post 243! These eight police explorers successfully completed an interview process and have been selected to join the Explorer Post Program. They began the Explorer Academy on January 23rd and will be introduced to basic law enforcement training over a sixteen-week period, including defense tactics, firearms training, and criminal law. After graduation, they will participate in more specialized training to work towards the goal of competing in the National Explorer Conference. We would like to congratulate each of these new Explorers and wish them the best of luck!

**** UPDATE: 01/22/2018 @ 7:00pm - Kennedy has been located and is safe. Missing Person: Kennedy A. Brown

Update to missing person: Paul A. Morris has been located.

UPDATE: 01/12/2018 - Paul A. Morris has been located. —————————- NEWS RELEASE - Missing Person Paul A. Morris

With cold weather forecasted in the next few days, Branson Police Department would like for you to remember these Cold Weather Tips. Make checking the forecast part of your regular routine, so you will know when to expect cold weather. If possible, adjust your schedule to avoid being outside during the coldest part of the day (typically the early morning). Try to find a warm spot for your children while waiting for the school bus outside. If you have pets, make sure they have plenty of food and water and are not overly exposed to extreme cold. Make sure your vehilce has at least a half a tank of gas during extreme cold situation, so you can stay warm if you become stranded. Check/Update your Winter Car Survival Kit; Jumper Cables, Flashlight, First Aid Kit, Special Needs Gear (for a baby or family member with specail needs), Food, Water, Basic Toolkit, Pet Supplies, Radio (battery or hand cranked), Cat Litter or Sand (for better tire traction), Shovel, Ice Scraper, Clothes (gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket), Blanket, Cell Phone Charger. The Branson Police Department wishes you safe travels. If you need us, call 417-334-3300 or in an emergency dial 911 (inside city limits).

Detective Joe Edwards is recognized at the December Employee of the Month for the City of Branson. On September 23rd, Det. Edwards was off-duty and volunteering at an event for the Boys and Girls Club. Det. Edwards observed an attendee in physical destress and unconscious. Det. Edwards notifed emergency services, began chest compressions and deployed an Automated External Defibrillator. Upon emergency medical services arrival, the patient was awake and breathing on his own. Det. Edwards was recognized during the Branson City Council Meeting on December 12th by Alderwoman Betsy Seay of Ward III.

Branson Police Captain to Retire The Branson Community is invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Captain Steve Lisby on Friday, December 8 after 33 years of distinguished service. The reception will be held in the Municipal Court Room in the Branson City Hall from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Branson Police Captain to Retire The Branson Community is invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Captain Steve Lisby on Friday, December 8 after 33 years of distinguished service. The reception will be held in the Municipal Court Room in the Branson City Hall from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Captain Steve Lisby began his career as a part-time dispatcher in February of 1984. Just a month later he was able to transfer to become a patrol officer. Captain Lisby’s career took him on a journey of being promoted to Corporal in 1986, Sergeant in 1987, he transferred to the training division in 1994, promoted to Lieutenant in 1996 and has served in his current positon of Captain since 2007. “Steve is an upstanding guy with a high regard for character and values in his service as a police officer,” stated Police Chief Stan Dobbins. “He has a passion for training and has helped develop our standard operating procedures to help make our police department what it is today. He is a part of our family… and I’ll miss him at work each day,” added Dobbins. Captain Lisby has also worked on special projects including leading the police department’s tactical special operations team, to purchasing and outfitting patrol cars, and maintaining the radio communications infrastructure for the emergency communications center serving both the police and fire departments. “I am really thankful for all the opportunities the City has given me over the years. I’ll miss the people I worked with and community members I have served,” stated Captain Lisby. Following retirement he plans on spending time with his wife Jo Beth, a retired Branson School Teacher. “I’m also looking forward to spending more time with our children, and especially the five grandkids,” stated Lisby. Retirement will also include time for another passion of Steve’s and that is raising cattle here in the area. Lisby is originally from Belton, Missouri and is a graduate of College of the Ozarks.

NEWS RELEASE: Branson Police Release Name of Body Discovered by Hikers Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy has made positive identification of a body found in Branson this past Sunday. Branson patrol officers responded to a bluff area north of Main Street at Highway 65 after two hikers in the area discovered a body. Patrol officers did locate a deceased person who had been at that location for an extended time period. Due to the length of time the body had been exposed to the elements, it was difficult to confirm positive identification. The coroner used dental records to confirm the identity as 22 year old Tommy Zeigler. ​ The responding officers suspected the body may have been Mr. Zeigler who had been reported as a missing or endangered person since September 22. The police department dedicated over 500 hours of investigation into this incident including several days dedicated to searching areas based on tips provided by the public. ​ “Our patrol officers and detectives worked diligently to find Mr. Zeigler and we express our condolences to his family for their loss,” stated Police Chief Stan Dobbins. “All our officers truly care about our residents and when our community experiences a loss like this, it hurts,” added Dobbins. ​ The police department continues to investigate this incident though there was no evidence on the scene to indicate any foul play. Investigators from the police department are awaiting a cause of death to be determined by the Taney County Coroner. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week and test results may take several months to be returned to the Coroner and Detectives.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: Fall Creek Road near Walker Road is currently closed. Please avoid the area until further notice.