The men and women employed by the Nixa Police Department are honored to serve our residents, business owners, and visitors. We are committed to providing the highest level of service to the community we serve. Our department believes in the philosophy of community policing and is committed to strengthening the bonds of cooperation and support with the citizens that we have sworn to protect.
We encourage you to learn more about the many programs and services our department offers.
We realize the greatest resource available to us is the citizens of our community. We value your input. Please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone or email if you have any questions or suggestions.
The Nixa Police Department exists to provide the community with the highest quality of law enforcement services, protecting and serving with honor and integrity.
Our Mission Statement
The Nixa police department exists to enforce the laws of the of the United States of America, the State of Missouri and the City of Nixa. We will investigate crime and apprehend offenders. The Nixa Police Department will proactively work to prevent crime, maintain peace and serve the needs of our community.
The Nixa Police Department will endeavor to be leaders in public service. Our commitment to excellence will be the driving force in all we do. Through our efforts, we will serve our community by providing the best possible law enforcement service to the community.
Our Core Values
Our core values are the guiding principles to which we adhere to fulfill the commitments we have pledged in our mission statement. Our core values are:
Service– The selfless concern for others
Courage– The strength to overcome our fears
Integrity– Honest, and moral behavior
Pride– Satisfaction derived from our excellent performance
Professionalism– Competence in our skill, knowledge, and expertise in law enforcement
The Nixa Police Department is comprised of 49 members. The department is divided by function into a quasi-military structure in order to clearly define the “chain of command,” establish a span of control, and to clarify the delegation of authority.
The department is directed by the Chief of Police, and its functions are grouped into Bureaus, Divisions, Sections, Units, or other components. The chain of command under each Bureau is specified in the organizational chart shown, which also designates levels of command.
The Command Staff is responsible for the oversight of daily operations, budget management, professional accountability and creating, adopting and ensuring adherence to policies, guidelines and proper procedures.
Staff continuously strives to meet the strategic goals and expectations of the City Administration and City Council while providing guidance and support to all Nixa Police Department personnel.
The primary objective of the Operations Bureau is to provide a safe, secure environment for all citizens in the community through community-oriented policing.
The Operations Bureau serves the community by:
Protecting life and property
Promoting peace and order
Preventing and detecting crime
Preserving the safe use of the streets and highways
In 2021, officers responded to 41,215 calls for service.
In addition to preventive patrol and answering calls for service, officers are encouraged to spend time meeting, helping, and serving the public.
The Support Bureau is commanded by a Police Lieutenant who reports to the Police Department’s Major.
The Support Bureau provides supervision, management, and technical and logistical support to multiple Department-wide sections necessary to support and enable effective policing operations. These programs include:
Criminal Investigations Division
Support Services Division
Professional Standards Unit
Police Services Unit
Community Services / Animal Control
Crime Prevention / DARE
Information Technology Support
Police Services Unit
This unit handles many of the administrative functions of the department, including:
Property and evidence record requests
Processing all reports
Enter and clear warrants
Provide statistical data reports
Handle selective walk-in citizen reports
Contact Police Department
Communication with our community is a critical element of our daily operations. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions at:
PO Box 395 / 715 W Center Circle
Nixa, MO 65714
Alternatively, you may fill out the form below. Please allow three full working days following the submission date of the form for processing. Forms are not processed on holidays or weekends.