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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Joe Ferzely
Pleasant Hope Reserve Police Officers

​2015 Court Dates all will be at 9:30 and at Polk County Courthouse
January 14th 2015
February 18th 2015
March 11th 2015
April 8th 2015
May 13th 2015
June 10th 2015
July 8th 2015
August 12th 2015
September 9th 2015
October 14th 2015
November 18th 2015
December 9th 2015

Notice of traffic enforcement grant.
         Bobby Smith
Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

10/01/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/01/15-Assist Children's Division-Handled by Officer

10/01/15-Assist Children's division on H HWY-Handled

by Officer

10/01/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/01/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/01/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/01/15-Dispatched to Lewis Street in reference to Suspicious

Activity-Handled by Officer

10/01/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/01/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/02/15-Traffic Stop-Citation

10/07/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/08/15-Follow up on Main Street in reference to

Yard Ordinance-Letter Sent

10/08/15-Dispatched to Dollar General in reference to

Property Damage-Handled by Officer

10/08/15-Traffic Stop-Citation

10/9/15-Walk in in reference to Juvenile Complaint

10/13/15-Dispatched to Bradley Street in reference to

Juvenile Situation-Report Taken by County

10/131/5-Dispatched to Next Stop in reference to

Vehicle Accident-Report Taken

10/13/15-Call back in reference to suspicious activity-

Handled by Officer

10/13/15-Dispatched to High School in reference to

Juvenile Situation-Handled by Officer

10/14/15-Out at Municipal Court

10/14/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/14/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/16/15-Walk in in reference to information-Handled

by Officer

10/16/15-Call back in reference to Information

10/19/15-Out for City Council Meeting

10/19/15-Dispatched to Main Street in reference to

information-Handled by Officer

10/21/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/22/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/22/15-Traffic Stop-Citation

10/22/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/22/15-Traffic Stop-Citation

10/23/15-Follow up on Delivery of Ordinance Amendment


10/23/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/23/15-Call back in reference to information

10/26/15-Dispatched to Dollar General in reference to

Motor Vehicle Accident-Handled by Officer

10/26/15-Dispatched to Main street in reference to

Juvenile Situation-Handled by Officer

10/27/15-Dispatched to Main Street in reference to

Peace Disturbance-Handled by Officer

10/27/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/28/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

10/31/15-Traffic Stop-Warning

Mike Armstrong