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

National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Did you know a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States? As some of the most vulnerable in our society, children are worthy of growing up in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. Unfortunately, millions of young people are abused, ignored, and mistreated by the adults responsible to create that positive environment. In the United States, child protective services referrals involve 7.2 million children each year. Every child has a right to a safe childhood free of violence. April, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, is an important time to start the conversation in our communities about how we can keep our children safe. If you suspect child abuse please call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-3738. Below are great resources and information on Child Abuse and Prevention.

Police Officer Job Opening: Interested in being a Branson Police Officer or know someone who is? The Branson Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer I. Closing Date: Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018. If hired within two years of obtaining P.O.S.T. certification, the City of Branson will reimburse for tuition costs and other approved expenses incurred while the employee attended the training academy. For more information, please visit the City of Branson's website at or contact our recruiting officer at 417-337-8509.

Update on the missing juveniles. Both juveniles, Sharon Gehrke and Victoria Deel have been located and are safe.

UPDATE: 04/03/2018 @ 10:49pm Both juveniles, Sharon Gehrke and Victoria Deel have been located and are safe. ——————————————————————————- ** Missing Juveniles ** 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.

UPDATE: 03/28/2018 @ 1640 hours Jimmy has been located and is safe. Thank you all for your help! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Branson Police Department needs your help in locating Jimmy Franks. Jimmy left his residence in Branson at approximately 1345 hours today (03/28/2018). Jimmy is driving a white in color GMC Terrain with Arkansas License 406NZA. Jimmy has a history of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Jimmy may possibly be en-route to Marion, Arkansas. Jimmy is described as a white male, 5’6, 200lbs, hazel eyes. If you see Jimmy or the vehicle please contact the Branson Police Department (417) 334-3300 or your local law enforcement agency.

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY 2018 April 28th, 2018 from 10am to 2pm The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Fall of 2017, Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the DEA and its more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 912,305 pounds—456 tons—of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at more than 5,300 collection sites. The following locations in Branson will be participating in the upcoming drug take-back event. Lakeland Pharmacy - 1232 Branson Hills Pkwy #205 Branson Police Department - 110 W. Maddux There is no cost for disposal, and all medications, EXCEPT sharps, inhalers and glass containers, are accepted free and anonymously.

We would like to welcome Jeff Matthews as the new Chief of Police.

MISSING / ENDANGERED PERSON - John E. Arnold UPDATE 03/13/2018 @ 1:15pm. - John Arnold has been located and is safe.

Today the Branson Police Department was honored to join other law enforcement officers and community members to pay our respects to Clinton Police Officer Ryan Morton. #Clintonpd #ultimatesacrifice

UPDATE 03/13/2018 @ 1:15pm. - John Arnold has been located and is safe. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MISSING / ENDANGERED PERSON - John E. Arnold

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clinton Missouri Police Department and their families. #UltimateSacrifice #ClintonPD

Project Lifesaver Applications: We are currently accepting applications for FREE transmitters. For more information on Project Lifesaver or to complete an application, please visit Applications can also be picked up at the police department.

Now accepting applications for Project Lifesaver. The Branson Police Department is pleased to announce a partnership with Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition. For more information on Project Lifesaver or to complete an application, please visit Applications can also be picked up at the police department.

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!