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

The department will be conducting
another DWI grant between August 15th  and September 1st for back to school. Also, please be safe as school is starting back up and to wear seat belts and to stop for school buses loading and unloading. Thank you.
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 18 – 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.

Notice of traffic enforcement grant.
09/03/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/03/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/05/14-Walk in in reference to Vandalism at

City Park-Report Taken

09/05/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/05/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/05/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/05/14-Walk in in reference to Burglary on McCurry-

Report Taken

09/06/14-Pick up prisoner from Greene County to

transport to Polk County on Municipal Warrant-Report Taken

09/09/14-Traffic Stop-Citation x 2

09/09/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/09/14-Call back in reference to Civil Issue-Handled by


09/09/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/09/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/09/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/10/14-Out at Municipal Court

09/11/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/11/14-Traffic Stop-Citation x 2

09/11/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/11/14-Dispatched to 215 HWY in reference to

past Burglary-Outside City Limits-Handled by Polk County

09/11/14-Follow up in reference to Past Vandalism at

City Park

09/12/14-Traffic Stop-Warning for Speed

09/15/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/15/14-Walk in in reference to Dog complaint on

Murray Street-Handled by Officer

09/15/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/15/14-Dispatched to Main Street in reference to

pedestrians walking in middle of road-Gone on arrival

09/15/14-Out at City Park in reference to suspicious

activity-Report Taken

09/16/14-Follow up on yard ordinance violations

09/17/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/18/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/18/14-Walk in in reference to Property Damage-

Report Taken

09/19/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/19/14-Follow up in reference to property damage-

Incident took place out in County-Referred to County

09/20/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/20/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/20/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/20/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/21/14-Traffic Stop-Citation x 2

09/22/14-Traffic Stop-Citation-Report Taken/Driving

While Suspended

09/22/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/24/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/24/14-Dispatched to Rush Street in reference to vehicle

complaint-Handled by Officer

09/24/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/25/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/25/14-Walk in in reference to Harassment at Laneys-

Handled by Officer

09/26/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/26/14-Traffic Stop-Citation x 2

09/26/14-Traffic Stop-Citation

09/26/14-Out at football game for walking patrol

09/27/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/27/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

09/29/14-Call back in reference to Harassment-Handled

by Officer

09/30/14-Traffic Stop-Citation x 2

09/30/14-Call back in reference to Yard Ordinance

Violation-Handled by Officer

09/30/14-Out on Main Street in reference to Illegally

Parked vehicle-Handled by Officer

09/30/14-Traffic Stop-Warning

Chief Ross