The members of the Sedalia Police Department strive to perform their duties to the highest of professional standards. We are proud to protect the people and places of Sedalia. Whether you work, live, or are passing through our community, we hope that you will contact our Department if you need anything. If you are visiting Sedalia and there is anything that the Department can do to be of service, please call on us.
The Police Department's goal is to maintain and uphold the positive community relationship that has been the hallmark of our Department. Through our outreach efforts and everyday interactions, we are committed to building and strengthening those relationships. We strive to improve and protect the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Operations Support Bureau
The primary function of this bureau is telecommunications. They operate the computer-aided dispatch and handle all 911 calls. This requires them to answer and dispatch over 35,000 calls for service annually. They also consist of other units such as Crossing Guards, Reserve Officers, and Community Service Officers. Finally, they keep all sworn officers current and certified.
Uniform Operations Bureau
The Bureau operates in a proactive manner to reduce crime, promote citizen safety, and react effectively when incidents occur. They conduct more than 8,500 vehicle stops per year. Their Traffic Management Unit focuses on the safety of the motoring public. They also run the K-9 Unit and teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum to local schools.
Criminal Investigation Bureau
The Criminal Investigation Bureau is responsible for investigations, community policing, property and evidence, and conducting internal affairs. This division consists of two veteran investigators and two rotating detectives. Each criminal case is evaluated for solvability factors. If enough factors exist to solve a case, it is assigned to an investigator.
Administrative Services Bureau
The Administrative Services Bureau aids and enhances the effectiveness of the Sedalia Police Department through information management and resource allocation. This is done through the office of Police Records which is responsible for records management, financial services, and document control. Secondly, Personnel Services recruits, tests, selects, hires, certifies, and trains officers. Lastly, Automated Systems operates and maintains all computer operations, telephone systems, 911 operations, and all other related equipment.
The Sedalia Police Department hiring board welcomes new members to our team. For information on how to become a police officer, please visit Police FAQs and view current openings. During the application process, additional documents may need to be completed. You can find the documents below for reference if needed.
Become more familiar with the Police Department through the Ride-Along program. This is a great way to see and learn what an officer does on a daily basis. The Department is always open so finding a time to Ride-Along could not be easier. Citizens over the age of 21 are eligible, and a parent or guardian's signature is required for ages 17 -21. To participate, a Ride-Along form must be downloaded and returned to the Police Department. Please allow two weeks to receive approval after a form has been submitted.
View frequently asked questions about the department, services, procedures and more.
To learn more about D.A.R.E. and its positive impact on Sedalia's youth, visit the D.A.R.E. page.
Executive Admin. Assistant
Tina Zaremba, Badge 405
(660) 827-7823 Ext. 1201