Branson Police Department
Courage ☆ Integrity ☆ Commitment
The Branson Police Department is excited to announce they will be purchasing and training a new police K-9, thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from the local Vietnam Veterans Association Post 913. Read on...
The City of Branson would like to congratulate Branson Police Officer Lt. E.J. Jones for graduating from the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Read on...
The Branson Police Department would like to warn residents in and around the Branson area of a scam involving a business claiming to be a roofing company that is trying to pressure residents to conduct business over the phone. Read on...
The Police Department provides a variety of functions, ranging from law enforcement to community service programs for crime prevention.
We encourage you to check our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section for answers to the most common questions. The FAQ section addresses such things as disposal of expired medications, crime stats, ride-alongs and much more.
If you do not find the information you are seeking or if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us at 417-334-3300.
We serve our community with courage, integrity, and commitment and we are dedicated to doing our best for you.
On behalf of the Branson Police Department, it is my honor to welcome you to our website. Our desire is that we provide you quality information relevant to your needs and insight into the great work of the men and women who make the organization what it is today. I encourage you to visit often and remain connected with the department and the many opportunities and programs we offer. The City of Branson and the Branson Police Department also maintain an active presence on many social media platforms; I invite you to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.com.
The staff and officers of the Branson Police Department are committed to providing the highest quality police service available. Whether Branson is your home; you work here; or one of our millions of annual visitors planning to visit one of our family-oriented entertainment venues, our diverse retail shops, Branson’s great restaurants, or our area lakes; our goal is to provide a safe and inviting environment for you to experience all this great city has to offer.
The Branson Police Department embraces community-based/ problem-solving policing and we value the many relationships we have throughout the community. We remain committed to our community and believe open dialog and an engaged community are fundamental to our public safety mission. We welcome opportunities to partner with neighborhoods and community stakeholders to advance our City.
Again, thank you for visiting the Branson Police Department website. Our hope is you will visit the site often and connect with us on one of our social media sites. I encourage you to contact us with any comments or suggestions that help us provide better service to the community.
Chief of Police
Chief Jeff Matthews was named Branson’s Police Chief in April 2018 following a 33-year career with the Arlington, Texas Police Department where he last served as Deputy Chief. Chief Matthews served in many assignments throughout his Arlington tenure; including Patrol, Training, Special Operations, Tourism Police, Homeland Security/Special Events, and Police Administration. Chief Matthews is a graduate of Sam Houston State University; the FBI National Academy; Police Executive Research Forum/Senior Management Institute for Police; and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration/Management College. Chief Matthews is a member of the International Police Chief’s Association, Police Executive Research Forum, FBI National Academy Associates, and Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Alumni.
Chief Matthews has many demonstrated successes applying community policing principles and remains committed to utilizing these principles in Branson. Chief Matthews values effective police/community relationships and empowers employees to foster community relationships and solve problems. Chief Matthews understands policing is relational and a culture where open dialog and police legitimacy are essential.
Compliments and Complaints
Compliments are greatly appreciated and passed on to the involved staff. The entire staff of the Branson Police Department is dedicated to doing everything in their power to treat those we contact with respect and dignity.
Complaints are taken very seriously and investigated fully. Each complaint is reviewed by the professional standards unit of the Branson Police Department.
Calls for service including all crime reported are plotted to the map twice daily. You can use the interactive map to search an address for activity or city-wide activity. We also offer to receive email alerts for crime within a specific area you choose.