Kirksville Police Dept in Kirksville Missouri


  • Dept Phone: (660) 785-6945
  • Police Department Address: 201 S. FRANKLIN
  • City: Kirksville,
  • ZIP: 63501
  • County: ADAIR
  • Office Opened: 1866
  • Department Type: Municipal Police Department
  • GPS Coordinates:40.195651,-92.583166
  • Web Link: Kirksville Police Dept Web Site

  • Kirksville Police Dept Although assigned to the police department as a full-time, round-the-clock duty, the function of policing is not the sole responsibility of the Police Department. The overall responsibility of policing rests squarely on the shoulders of the entire community. It is only logical that the 20,000 citizens of Kirksville will see more, hear more, and be at more places than will the 30+ members of the Police Department. It follows then, that police officers and civilian members of the Department serve as full-time catalysts, or initiating agents, in gathering resources to address the issues at hand. (Those resources may be defined as time, equipment, ideas, solutions to problems, people affected by the problem, and those who can provide specific answers to those problems, etc.) Because the Department has limited manpower and therefore limited resources, officers must look to the community and use the resources available in the community to combat the affects of crime and address safety issues. The community carries its responsibility in the process of policing by retaining active interest and involvement in the process of analyzing the causes and effects and identifying appropriate responses. As the police must be innovative, self-disciplined and self-motivated in the act of policing, the community must be willing, active and visible in their involvement in the process of policing.