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Sherriff Brad Cole
Sherriff Brad Cole
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The Christian County Sheriff's Office, located in Ozark, Missouri, serves the citizens of Christian County by maintaining law and order, protecting life and property, and preventing crime. Here are some key aspects of the department:

Organization and Structure:

  1. Sheriff: The head of the department, responsible for overall leadership and strategic planning.
  2. Deputies: Sworn officers who perform a variety of duties including patrolling, investigating crimes, serving warrants, and responding to emergencies.
  3. Investigations Division: Handles in-depth investigations of serious crimes such as homicides, sexual assaults, and major thefts.
  4. Jail Division: Manages the county jail, ensuring the custody and care of inmates.
  5. Support Staff: Includes administrative personnel, dispatchers, and other civilian employees who support the department’s operations.

Services and Responsibilities:

  1. Patrol: Deputies patrol the county to deter and respond to criminal activity, conduct traffic enforcement, and provide a visible law enforcement presence.
  2. Criminal Investigations: The department investigates a wide range of crimes, from property crimes to violent offenses, and works to bring offenders to justice.
  3. Jail Operations: The Sheriff's Office operates the county jail, ensuring the safe and secure detention of inmates.
  4. Court Security: Deputies provide security for the county courthouse, protecting judges, staff, and visitors.
  5. Community Programs: The department engages with the community through various programs, such as crime prevention initiatives, community policing efforts, and public safety education.

Community Engagement:

  • Neighborhood Watch Programs: The Sheriff's Office supports and participates in neighborhood watch programs to help communities stay safe.
  • School Resource Officers (SROs): Deputies are assigned to local schools to provide security and build positive relationships with students.
  • Public Events: The department often participates in local events, offering opportunities for citizens to interact with deputies and learn more about law enforcement.

Mission and Values:

  • Mission: To protect and serve the citizens of Christian County with integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
  • Core Values: The department upholds values such as respect, accountability, and community partnership.

Facilities and Resources:

  • Headquarters: Located in Ozark, Missouri, the Sheriff's Office headquarters houses administrative offices, the jail, and other essential facilities.
  • Equipment: The department is equipped with modern law enforcement tools and technology to effectively carry out its duties.

The Christian County Sheriff's Office is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents and visitors in the county through professional law enforcement and community collaboration.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
Christian County Sherriff's Dept.
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