The Parsons Police Department, founded in 1870, serves a current population of approximately 10,500 citizens, within a 10.70-square-mile area. Our authorized number of officers is 25 with a support staff of 8 civilian employees. Parsons Police serve their community with pride, professionalism and dedication.
Parsons Police Officers’ core duties are to investigate, document, and prevent criminal acts; however, the duties of an officer has expanded beyond just those core duties. PPD handles roughly 20,000 calls for service a year. Some of the calls for service last five minutes whereas some last for several hours. The department is a 24/7/365 staffed facility. In order to meet the needs of the community the department remains staffed 24 hours a day and operates its own dispatching. This provides service to the public at any point in the day or year.
In addition, the department monitors weather and sounds the storm sirens in the event of severe weather. The department also participates in many community events and provides additional services such as fingerprinting, VIN inspections, citizen academy, and etc.
Parsons Police Department has the following divisions: Patrol, Investigation, Administration, Communications, and Community/School Resource.
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