Chief of Police
                Bobby J. Smith

Next Board Meeting is 02/20/17 7pm

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Welcome to the Pleasant Hope Police Department website. I am honored to be your Chief of Police. The Pleasant Hope Police Department is committed to providing quality public safety services to our community.

I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee until moving to Nixa, Missouri in 1994. I graduate from Nixa, High School in 2000 before attending Ozark Technical Community College. September 2001 happen and I wanted to pursue a career protecting other like I always wanted, so I applied and became a Cadet with the City of Republic, until August 2002 when I was accepted into police academy at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. I graduated on November 20th, 2002 and began my full-time career that same night.

 After 14 years of service working many different assignments, I was asked to be the Director of Security for a large private community in Springfield, Missouri where I am also their K-9 Handler. Still having a passion to be a police officer, I then began my career with the City of Pleasant Hope as a Reserve Officer. I was promoted to Corporal in November 2016 and then Police Chief in January 2017.

I am very proud of our dedicated officers and volunteers who, through their daily activities, are making a positive impact by enhancing the safety and the quality of life in the City of Pleasant Hope.

The members of the Pleasant Hope Police Department are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. We recognize our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual. Our objective is to provide contemporary police services through a community partnership which promotes a safe and secure city.

I have an open-door policy and I am here for all of you. Do not hesitate to contact me anytime at the office or by email.
Bobby J. Smith 
Chief of Police​
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​2017Court Dates will all be at 9:30 the Polk County Courthouse
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PHPD new police car.
                        ACTIVITY REPORT

         January 16th, 2017-February 16th, 2017

01/18/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/18/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/19/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/19/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/19/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/19/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/20/17-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/20/17-Traffic Stop-Citation x5, Arrest
01/21/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/21/17-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/23/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/23/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/23/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/23/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/23/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/25/17-Traffic Stop-warning
01/25/17-Traffic Stop-citation
01/26/17-Traffic Stop-Citation
01/26/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/26/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/27/17-Traffic Stop-Citation/Report
01/27/17-Traffic Stop-CitationX3, Arrest
01/30/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/30/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
01/30/17-Traffic Stop-CitationX8, Arrest
02/01/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/01/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/01/17- Traffic Stop-Warning
02/02/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/02/17-call for service MVA/Report
02/03/17-call for service assist MSHP/Polk Co
02/04/17-call for service, civil custody-report
02/04/17-Traffic Stop-Citation
02/04/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/04/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/05/17-traffic stop-warning
02/06/17-Traffic Stop-Citation
02/06/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/06/17-Traffic Stop-Wanting
02/08/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/08/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/08/17-Traffic Stop-Citationx2/Arrest
02/08/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/09/17-Traffic Stop-Citationx2
02/13/17-Traffic Stop-Citation
02/13/17-Traffic Stop-Warning
02/15/17/Traffic Stop-Citationx2

Dr. Robert O'Block
The mission of the Pleasant Hope Police Department is to provide the community and visitors with the highest quality of law enforcement services. We continually improve the public’s perception of community safety through eradication of criminal activity and any conditions that have a detrimental impact on public safety. The Department will accomplish this task while using the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) model.
Providing this service to the public will be conducted in an efficient and effective manner, consistent with statutory authority, available budgeted resources and professional skills. The Department recognizes its members as its most valuable resource, and will strive to maintain the quality of public service through committed leadership, supervisory direction, career development, succession planning and training.

The Pleasant Hope Police Department will continue to grow, adapt and evolve as we provide the highest level of service and protection to our residents and the visitors of our community.
With this vision in mind, we will achieve and surpass them by providing our officers and employees with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to meet and exceed all present and future needs of the City, within the scope of law enforcement services. We will work in cooperation with our community to proactively identify and address areas of needed improvement, and to continually provide the level of service and safety deserved by our City, its residents and visitors.

Being dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the community.
Candor, honesty, and ethical behavior by the members of our department.
Having pride in our work, in our dedication to public service, and being the best we can be.
Both personal and organizational integrity as being essential to the maintenance of the Pleasant Hope Police Department.
Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) that involves a partnership between the police and public in problem solving and crime prevention.
Honesty, integrity, and consistent discipline within our organization to maintain our credibility with the community.
A partnership with the citizens of Pleasant Hope in making the City safe for all to work, live and visit.
The opportunity to provide service to our community in a manner which is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient.
Innovative, creative and proactive approaches in meeting the demands of our crime prevention and law enforcement responsibilities.
The need to engage in strategic and future planning and to keep abreast of the latest in law enforcement technology.
The need to treat people with respect and dignity, regardless of their age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs or life style.
Sensitivity is the key quality that we should bring to our interaction with the public and other agencies in the criminal justice system with whom we interact.

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                St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Crackdown

Pleasant Hope Police Department Joins National St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Crackdown To Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Will Target Substance–Impaired Drivers.

Pleasant Hope, Missouri – Local police will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide St. Patrick’s Day Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance–impaired driving crackdown. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Pleasant Hope, will run from March 16-19, 2017.

The effective nationwide substance–impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb substance–impaired driving over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
Pleasant Hope Police Chief Bobby Smith said its officers will be aggressively looking for substance–impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive impaired (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic. “Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more substance- impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” said Chief Smith. “In 2016, 179 people were killed and 643 seriously injured on Missouri’s roadways in crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.”

That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driver involved fatality every (2) two days.
Chief Smith added the St. Patrick’s Day holiday is particularly dangerous. During the St. Patrick’s Day
holiday March 17-20, 2016, two (2) people were killed and eight (8) seriously injured involving at least
one substance-impaired driver.

“Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces substance–impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Pleasant Hope’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the holiday,” said Chief Smith.
“We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel impaired is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only does being under the influence impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No
warnings. No excuses,” Chief Smith said.

Chief Smith noted that being arrested for driving under the influence of any substance brings a wide
range of negative consequences into one’s life. Substance–impaired drivers face jail time, loss of their
driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.
“Driving while impaired is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said Chief Smith.

For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at, or