Chief of Police
               Shawne Ross

Welcome to the Pleasant Hope Police Department
                                         MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Pleasant Hope Police Department is to provide law enforcement services that continue to improve the quality of life for citizens living, working or visiting the City.
In accomplishing it's mission the department acknowledges the importance of the following values and priorities in both individual employees and the overall operation.
We believe that it is our responsibility to protect the constitutional rights of all persons and that we are accountable to the community.
We believe that crime and disorder is not only a police problem but a social problem impacting all aspects of the community and we are committed to working with the community to address these issues.
We accept our leadership role in providing for a safe community through innovative approaches in the suppression of crime, the prevention of public disorder  and in the provision of traffic safety initiatives.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and  integrity.
We are commited to professionalism in our operations and are dedicated to  providing comprehensive training and support to our employees.    

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Getting to know Chief Ross:

I am a Bolivar Missouri native, where I graduated from High School in
1997.  I attended Army Basic Training and Military Police School at
Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri, where I graduated in July 2001.  After
completing Basic Training and Military Police School, I worked for
Greene County as a Correctional Officer from 2001-2004, during my time at Greene County, I was deployed on 2 tours in support of Operation, Enduring Freedom where I served 6 months in Guantanamo Bay Cuba at Camp X-Ray from January 2002-June 2002.  I served from July 2002-November 2002 at Fort Benning Georgia.  I served in Afghanistan from August 2003-May 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  After returning to Missouri in May of 2004, I received my Missouri POST Certificate in September 2004.  I worked for Buffalo Missouri Police Department as a Patrol Officer from October 2004-February 2006.  I worked for Hollister Missouri Police Department as a Patrol Officer from May 2008-March 2011.  My family and I moved back to Bolivar in August 2012 and I was hired as a Reserve Officer by Pleasant Hope in December 2012.  I was sworn in as Chief of Police in Pleasant Hope, Missouri in January 2013.

I am very proud to serve the citizens of Pleasant Hope as their Police
Chief and I look forward to continuing to make the City of Pleasant
Hope a great place for its citizens to work and live.  Please do not
hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns.

                                   Thank you
                                   Shawne Ross
                                   Chief of Police

Getting to Know you
Chief Ross visiting with the staff and children at Hope House
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Jonathon Smith
Joe Ferzely
David Brinegar
Pleasant Hope Reserve Police Officers
The Pleasant Hope Police Department participated in another DWI Traffic Enforcement Grant from August 16th-September 2nd 2013. This grant is designed to actively attempt to eliminate impaired drivers from the roads.
Here are the statistics from the grant:

36 Stops
14 Citations
5 Uninsured Motorists
1 Suspended Driver
1 Minor in Possession
3 Warrant Arrests

The Pleasant Hope Police Department will be participating in a St.
Patricks Day DWI Traffic Enforcement Grant from March 14-March 17th in an attempt to keep impaired drivers off of the roadways during this time.  Please do not drink and drive and have a safe and happy St. Patricks Day!  Remember to always buckle up!

Thank you

Most recent DWI Grant

19 Stops
6 Citations
2 Warrant Arrests
2 Suspended/Revoked Drivers
1 Drug Arrest

These are the 2014 Municipal Court Dates and times:
January 8 – 10:00 a.m.
February 19 – 10:00 a.m. (this is the third Wednesday, the second Wednesday is Lincoln’s birthday)
March 12 – 9:30 a.m.
April 9 – 9:30 a.m.
May 14 – 9:30 a.m.
June 11 – 9:30 a.m.
July 9 – 9:30 a.m.
August 13 – 9:30 a.m.
September 10 – 9:30 a.m.
October 8 – 9:30 a.m.
November 12 – 9:30 a.m.
December 10 – 9:30 a.m.

January police report

01/01/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/01/14-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/01/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/02/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/02/14-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/03/14-Traffic Stop-Citation x 2
01/03/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/07/14-Dispatched to McCurry Street in reference
to a dog complaint-Handled by Officer
01/07/14-Call back in reference to a dog complaint-Handled
by Officer
01/09/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/10/14-Dispatched to Pirate Lane in Reference to
a dog complaint-Handled by Officer
01/16/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/16/14-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/16/14-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/16/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/16/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/17/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/17/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/17/14-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/27/14-Call back in reference to Theft on Bradley
01/27/14-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/27/14-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/27/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

Notice of traffic enforcement grant.