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The Patrol Division of the De Soto Police Department takes pride in providing our citizens with professional service.  Our officers take pride in protecting the citizens of our community.  Officers will always respond to every call for service with the highest level of professionalism, patience and compassion to most effectively serve and protect the citizens of our community. Our Patrol Division has two road supervisors, Sgt Scott Snodgrass and Sgt Brian Palmisano.  Captain McMunn oversees the day to day operations of the Patrol Supervisors and is also in charge of all Public Relations events for the Police Department.  Supervisors are responsible for the officers working on any given shift.  Our agency currently has 15 officers employed that actively patrol the street within the city limits of De Soto.  Officers employed with the city of De Soto have been certified through the State of Missouri and have obtained a license to be a police officer.  All of our officers have attended a Police Academy as required by Missouri Statute. In addition to the basic law enforcement training we have officers trained in some of the following areas;

  • Range Masters
  • SFST Instructors
  • Clandestine lab training
  • Field Training Officers
  • Oleoresin Capsicum Instructors (Mace) and more…

Also, our supervisors have attended additional professional development courses and management courses. Our agency has a full time and a Reserve Detective, and a Reserve roster as well. With all of that being said we are happy to say that our agency is well equipped to provide our citizens with the type of quality service that they deserve and expect from their Police Department. The Police Department is always keeping their eye out for quality applicants interested in the De Soto Police Department.  We always accept applications and encourage those interested in a future position to apply.  You may pick up an application at the Police Department.  Fill out the application and return it.  Please include a copy of all of your training certificates, your POST License (Class A required) and any other pertinent information you wish us to consider. If you have additional questions please feel free to email the Chief of Police by clicking here

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