Public Safety

Boonville Fire Department

Emergency Planning
The Boonville Fire Department encourages all families to develop and practice an emergency response plan.

The Are You Ready, Handbook from the Department of Homeland Security can help your family prepare.
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

Smoke Alarms Save Lives- Be sure to check your alarm and make sure it works!

Contact:
Chief Tim Carmichael
Email: tjc101@boonville-mo.org
Phone: 660-882-2606
Fax: 660-882-7004
Address: 500 Bingham Road
Office Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week 

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Boonville Police Department
 
To promote the peace, safety, and well-being of our community through interaction, education, and enforcement of the law.

Welcome to your City of Boonville Police Department!

The BPD is a community based law enforcement agency, comprised of 21 sworn and 7 non-sworn employees led by Chief Bobby Welliver. These men and women have dedicated themselves to the department and to their community. They project an ever growing population, which is now projected at 8,200.

The BPD Patrol Division has 17 sworn personnel and 13 part time officers who are also certified. The sworn patrol division currently is comprised of one Lieutenant, three Sergeants, three Corporals, one K-9 Corporal and ten Patrol Officers. We have one non-sworn member of Patrol working as a Parking Enforcement Officer.

Requirements for police officers differ from state to state, but in Missouri, sworn Patrol officers are certified P.O.S.T. (Peace officers standards and training), meeting the standards of training set by the state. The P.O.S.T. academy prepares someone to be hired by a law enforcement agency but their training continues once hired.

Here in Boonville, a new Officer will enter an intensive 12-week Field Training Program. This program teaches the new officer the geographical layout of the city, Boonville Municipal Codes, BPD policy and procedures, and reinforces the skills learned at the academy. At the conclusion of the 12 weeks, an officer in training must show proficiency in the above categories before working independently. Employment applications are available online and can be turned into the Police Station, 401 East Morgan. When a position is available it will be posted online and in the newspaper.

The Patrol division is responsible for protecting the city and is accomplished in a number of ways. The primary responsibility of an Officer is to respond to the calls generated by the public, but they also do traffic enforcement, business checks, building checks, occupied and unoccupied vehicle checks, park checks, motorist assists, community policing, etc. In addition to these duties, many Officers have specialized training in other areas, such as: accident reconstruction, bike patrol, DARE program, Field Training Officer, and Clandestine Laboratory response (meth labs). Several of our officers have achieved instructor status in Law Enforcement and Public Safety skills, including defensive tactics, intermediate weapons, firearms instructors, driving instructors, DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing, accident investigation, and much more.

The Investigation Division supports the Patrol Division by conducting investigations of reported criminal activity in Boonville. Two full time detectives are assigned cases taken by patrol officers that require further investigations for a variety of reasons.

An investigation may include conducting interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects, analyzing information for validity, reliability and accuracy, and compiling a factual and comprehensive case to be submitted to the court. Detectives may also respond to and process major crime scenes to ensure that the highest level of investigation and evidence collection methods are achieved. Detectives will frequently complete processing of physical evidence and prepare evidence for submission to the Missouri Highway Patrol Crime Lab.

The investigations Division is augmented with personnel assigned to the Mustang Drug Task Force. BPD actively works with and contributes to the Drug Task Force which operates in the cities of Columbia, Fulton, and Jefferson City and Boone, Callaway, Cole, and Cooper counties.


How to Obtain Police Reports:
The Police Department (401 East Morgan) is open between 8AM-5PM, Monday through Friday to submit a records request.

To obtain records, a records request shall be made to the Police Dept. with enough detail to determine the exact records needed. A records request form will document the request. The Police Dept. has 3 days to respond to a request for records. If additional time is needed to respond or fill the request, you will be notified within 3 business days of the reason for the delay and an estimate of when the records will be available.

There is a 10 cent per page fee for 8.5X11 inch report copies. If large size documents or other forms of media discs of tapes are involved, additional fees will be charged to cover costs of media copies and staff time. Payment of fees may be requested prior to making copies.



Contact:
Chief Bobby Welliver
Email: bwelliver@boonville-mo.org
Phone: 660-882-2727
Fax: 660-882-6604
Address: 401 East Morgan
Office Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

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Boonville Animal Shelter

Who We Are
Welcome to Boonville Animal Shelter. We strive to offer healthy adoptable pets for adoption. We think an adoption should be a positive experience for both the new owner and the pet. We are a city run shelter and are licensed with the state of Missouri under the ACFA (Animal Care Facility Act) program. If you met our guidelines for adoption we will do our best to help you to find a great companion pet.

DONATIONS
We like all shelters like cash donations to buy the kind of food we prefer to feed to our shelter pets. We can always use blankets(new or used) and rugs and toys(both dog and cat) treats, rawhides, and clay type cat litter.

Where are we?
We sit in mid-Missouri at I 70 and Highway 5. Take 5 hwy north to the stop light at Main St. Then go left to the second stop light or Morgan St. Go right on Morgan and take it to the dead end. Our sign is at the end of our driveway. Please call for an appointment as we go out in the truck on patrol and will need to know when to meet you.

Contact:
Pam Paxton

Phone: 660-882-2335
Fax: 660- 882-6608
Email:
boonvilleanshelter@boonville-mo.org