Nevada Police Department

  • Agency: Nevada Police Department
  • Address: 120 S Ash St, Nevada, 64772 MO
  • Chief:
Phone: 417-448-5100
Fax: (417)-381-1938

Nevada Police Department is located at 120 S Ash St, Nevada, 64772 MO. The Nevada Police Department phone number is 417-448-5100.

Nevada Police Department News

NEVADA POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 28TH AT THE NEVADA POLICE DEPARTMENT On Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 2pm the Nevada Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Nevada Police Department at 120 S. Ash Street in Nevada. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28th Take Back Day event, contact Officer Champion at the Nevada Police Department.

Nevada Police are currently investigating a burglary at a local clinic located in the 600 block of South Ash St. where several electronics were stolen. We ask if you have any information that may be pertinent to the investigation please call the Nevada Police at 417-448-2710 and request to speak to someone in the investigations division.

We want to thank everyone who came out and had coffee with a cop this morning at McDonald’s. We appreciate everyone’s support in our community!

Nevada Police Department Pinning of the Badge Ceremony On October 3, 2017 the Nevada Police Department held a Badge Pinning Ceremony in the City Council Chambers, during the Regular Session City Council Meeting. The ceremony recognized two officers that have recently been promoted within the department. Corporal Rick DeBruin was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, his badge was pinned by his wife, Christy. Officer Tony Strope was promoted to the rank of Corporal, his badge was pinned by his fiance, Jackie. Congratulations to both officers!

Remember Coffee with a Cop will be at McDonald’s tomorrow morning. Everyone is welcome!

The Nevada Police Department will be conducting a Badge Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday October 3, 2017 shortly after 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, during the Regular Session City Council Meeting. The ceremony will recognize two officers that have recently been promoted within the department. Each officer's new badge will be pinned by a person of their choosing who will continue to support them throughout their career.

NEVADA POLICE EXECUTE SEARCH WARRANT IN DRUG DISTRIBUTION INVESTIGATION In the early morning hours of Monday October 2, 2017 Nevada Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of S. Commercial Street in response to reports of illegal drug activity at that location. Officers had recently developed information regarding a male subject at that location that had reportedly been involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics. During the search of the residence officers located and seized suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. The evidence seized from the residence will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for further analysis. One male subject, identified as John D. Howell Sr., age 50 of Nevada was taken into custody for investigation of distribution of a controlled substance and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding. On Monday October 2, 2017 the following charges were filed against Howell through the Vernon County Associate Court: Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Felony C Howell is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

This afternoon we celebrated the retirement of Detective Jens Barclay. Jens served 26 years in law enforcement between the Vernon County Sheriff's Office and the Nevada Police Department. Also during his time with us, he served as the evidence technician and firearms instructor. We wish Jens the very best on his retirement!

Yesterday we reported the sad news on the passing of Retired Nevada Police Officer Ted Williams. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nevada with Rev. Chris Deines officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Orum Cemetery in Redfield, KS. The family will receive friends from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Lewis and Nelda Williams Scholarship Fund at Ft. Scott Community College, in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada

Today is homecoming for the Nevada Tigers! The homecoming parade will be held this afternoon. Please expect traffic delays around area schools, Ash St. (State Highway W) and the Nevada Square area. Good luck tonight Tigers!

Everyone is welcome as we celebrate the retirement of Detective Jens Barclay tomorrow in the Council Chambers at 3:00 pm. We can't wait to see everyone there!

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Retired Nevada Police Officer Ted Williams. Ted spent almost 30 years serving the citizens of Nevada until he retired in 2010. He will be missed by many!

Last Friday we celebrated the retirement of Sergeant Richard Burdick. Richard has spent his entire life serving. He spent 20 years in the United States Air Force, and after his military career he spent over 20 years in law enforcement between the Vernon County Sheriff's Office & the Nevada Police Department. Congratulations to Sergeant Richard Burdick, you will be missed by all of us!

Just a reminder today we will be celebrating the retirement of Sergeant Richard Burdick at 4:00 pm in the Council Chambers! Everyone is welcome to come!

Yesterday afternoon Nevada Police Officers responded to a vehicle fire at Wal-Mart. Upon arrival, it was found that the vehicle on fire was connected to a livestock trailer. Inside the trailer officers located some young calves. Officers were able to remove the livestock from the trailer while the fire was put out. Seen here is Officer Schmitt with a young calf that was located inside the trailer. Photo courtesy of Nevada Daily Mail.

We would like to invite everyone to come out next Friday, September 29th in celebration of the retirement of Detective Jens Barclay. The ceremony will start at 3:00 pm in the Council Chambers. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Come join us at McDonald's on Wednesday, October 4th from 08:00 am - 10 am for Coffee with a Cop! If you have any questions please contact Officer Champion at 448-5141.

Nevada Police, Nevada Fire, Vernon County Ambulance all having a great time at the Nevada Air Show!

We are having a fantastic time with everyone out at the Nevada Air Show!

Please join us next Friday September 22nd in celebration of Sergeant Richard Burdick's retirement. The ceremony will be held in the Council Chambers of the Nevada Police Department at 4:00 PM. Cake and punch will be provided.

The Nevada Police Department stands with the Vernon County Youth Task Force and is committed to supporting their Character Champion Program. #characterchampion

Nevada Police is requesting help identifying the subject in these photos. If you have the name or information on this subject please call. Det. Clinton Berry 417-448-5127

Today, we remember the lives lost on this day in 2001. May we never forget the sacrifices made by so many on 9/11.

CITY OF NEVADA JOB NOTICE - POLICE OFFICER NEW EXPANDED RESIDENCY POLICY The City of Nevada Police Department is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Police Officer. The starting wage for this position is $31,886 per year with an increase to $33,321 upon successful completion of the probationary period. This position includes full benefits such as retirement, health, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The Nevada Police Department also has a take-home vehicle program for officers. Eligible applicants must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, a valid Missouri driver’s license, should be at least 21 years of age, P.O.S.T certified by the State of Missouri and successfully pass a background investigation. This position requires residency within a thirty-five (35) mile radius of the police station. Applications may be picked up at City Hall at 110 S. Ash from the front counter, online at or through the Missouri Career Center in Nevada. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications may also be emailed to Human Resources at

*****Identified by law enforcement ***** Nevada Police are attempting to identify the following subject in the posted photo. If you know the identity of this subject please contact: Detective Barclay or Westerhold at 417-448-5136 or 417-448-5134. Reference Incident #: 149617 & 140317