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

In the coming weeks you may notice something a little extra on some of our officers. Our department has decided to participate in #NoShaveNovember. Each employee, wishing to participate, will donate $30 for the month so they do not have to shave. At the end of November our agency will put the money towards the annual Shop with a Cop program for children. If anyone would like to match this donation with an officer or give a donation in any amount to help support Shop With A Cop please contact Officer Robinson or Officer Kuchta at the Bolivar Police Department. 417-326-5298.

Halloween is almost here! We will be out in the neighborhoods and on the square. When the fun is over, remember that checking the night's haul is always a good idea. Here are some some reminders: Safety Tips For Checking Halloween Candy - An unusual appearance or discoloration. - Tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers. - Spoiled or unwrapped items. - Homemade items or baked goods should be discarded unless you personally know who gave them. - When in doubt, throw it out.

Polk County Sheriff's Office is looking for your help in locating this ATV.

Today is a BEAUTIFUL day! Come to the public safety center while you are out enjoying it and say Hi! to Ofc. Kuchta, Pat and Shari. Bring your old, expired or outdated medications with you to drop off for disposal. #nationaldrugtakebackday.

Come out and join us on November 3rd from 8 - Noon as we help keep our walking trail clean and safe!

Update: The dog is home safe! Please help us find a lost fur baby. She is a red tri Aussie pup last seen near the soccer fields at SBU. If you have any information, please call 417-326-5298.

In memoriam. Heartfelt thanks to Cliff Timmons for sharing this information.

At about 4:40 am, Tuesday September 25th, Bolivar Officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of East Broadway for a past commercial burglary. Witnesses found the front door of the building smashed out. The business is currently closed as Officers are on scene and investigating. Further details may be released at a later time.

At about 8pm, Officers stopped a car near the intersection of Barker and Broadway for a traffic violation. During the course of the stop, the Officers found what appeared to be a small explosive device. As a precaution, the area was closed and the Springfield Bomb Squad was called in to assist. The device was found to contain ingredients that were potentially explosive. The Bomb Squad was able to neutralize the item on scene. A Buffalo man was arrested as a result of this stop.

We would like to take a minute to address the police activity near Commerce Bank this afternoon. The bank was not robbed. Some very sharp eyed, vigilant employees noticed a "customer" was trying trying to cash a check for a large amount apparently drawn off of a well-known Bolivar resident's account. Bank staff called the Police Department while the suspect was still there. When our officer arrived to begin his investigation, the suspect tried to run away. This didn't work out the way the suspect hoped and he was taken to jail. We would like to express our thanks to the many people who offered to help the officer before other officers could arrive. This is just another example of why Bolivar is as great as it is. You all make the difference and we are proud to call this home.

Elite Pawn and Jewelry are offering a great deal for a great cause! Stop by and say Hi!

Great job, Koven!

Tomorrow is the big day! First day of the 2018-2019 school year for Bolivar R1 Schools. Keep in mind busses will be out and kids will be walking and riding bikes in the mornings and afternoons. Allow some extra time and extra attention during your commutes and help us keep our kids safe.

The Bolivar Police Department has been asked to be a part of this event that your local Cub Scout Pack 128 is putting on. Bring the kids out and see what scouting is all about. Also visit with local emergency personnel and take part in the activities that will be set up. This is an event for those grades K-5th as well as the whole family. Hope to see you there.

Yesterday, our friends at the Bolivar Domino's Pizza helped raise more than $200 for this year's Shop With A Cop program! Great Job! We have had many people ask how the can contribute privately as well. If you would like to donate, checks can be made out to City of Bolivar - Shop With A Cop" and dropped off or mailed to the Bolivar Police Department at 211 W Walnut Bolivar, MO 65613. Again, a huge thank you to Dominos and all who helped.

Congratulations to tonight's graduates of the Drury Law Enforcement Academy! Help us welcome Mark Morris as the newest member of the Bolivar Police Department.

Had a great time with Bolivar WalMart #46 during their annual safety day. Big thanks to Trooper Rorie and Cpl. Rorie for taking one for the team in the dunk tank to help raise money for Shop with a Cop. Raised over $100 which means one more kid will get a better Christmas.

Eat pizza and support a great cause! Our friends at the Bolivar Domino's Pizza are helping to support the 2018 Shop with a Cop program by running a special on Thursday, July 19th. 15% of the total will be donated to Shop with a Cop.

We are in the 2018 Fireworks Season and the 4th of July is coming up quick! We have received a few questions about what the City of Bolivar rules are regarding fireworks, so the following is taken from Bolivar City Ordinance 225.570; "During the fireworks season in each year in all areas of the City, except the central business district as defined in Section 300.010 of the Bolivar Municipal Code, an individual may possess and use, in a careful and prudent manner, fireworks that produce only a visible effect when lighted and which are not designed nor intended to explode, propel or produce an audible explosion. Examples of permitted fireworks include those commonly known as sparklers, fountains, snakes and smoke bombs. A person commits the offense of unlawful use of fireworks if he/she knowingly uses fireworks (whether or not otherwise permitted) within fifteen (15) feet of a structure or who knowingly throws any permitted fireworks." This is just a snip from the ordinance, but covers what can and can't be used. To see the entire ordinance, visit

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.