Police Department


Message from the Chief

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.

Our Beliefs

Our Purpose

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.

Our Vision

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.

Nixa Police Dept org chart 2022
Nixa Police Department organizational structure at end of 2022

Command Staff

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.

Operations Bureau

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
  • Enforcing all federal, state, and local laws

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.

Support Bureau

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
  • K9 Unit
  • Professional Standards Unit
  • Training Unit
  • Police Services Unit
  • Fleet Management
  • Quartermasters Office
  • Community Services / Animal Control
  • Crime Prevention / DARE
  • Background Investigations
  • 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
  • Copy requests
  • Enter and clear warrants
  • Route citations
  • Provide statistical data reports
  • Handle selective walk-in citizen reports

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Command Staff

Joe Campbell
Chief of Police
Chad Tennis
Major - Deputy Chief
Jason Fleetwood
Lieutenant - Operations Bureau Commander
Jeremy Whitehill
Lieutenant - Support Bureau Commander