Police Department Responsibilities
The Brookfield Police Department is comprised of 12 sworn police officers and 7 other staff, that cover the residential and commercial areas around our City, including major US and state highways.
The main goal of the Brookfield Police Department is to create and maintain a safe, secure environment for all Brookfield citizens. We strive to accomplish this goal through proactive community programs designed to prevent crime as well as efficient, thorough investigations of crimes committed.
The goal of the Brookfield Police Department is to investigate and prosecute all crimes which occur within the City of Brookfield thus making our community a safer place to live and prosper thoroughly and successfully. This is accomplished by incorporating a comprehensive deployment of resources in reaction to all crimes that have occurred within the City. Our Officers are trained in crime scene investigation and the Department utilizes modern methods of documenting, collecting, and preservation of physical evidence at crime scenes.
We use the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory for submission of physical evidence for analysis.
Brookfield Police Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention and suppression of crime; apprehension and prosecution of offenders; preservation of peace; enforcement of local ordinances, as well as state and federal laws.
Our officers are on Patrol duty 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. We are supported by 24-7 Department dispatching.
Our officers patrolled near 77,500 miles last year on our City streets. That was slightly over 212 miles per day on our City streets that total approximately 50 miles in a 4 square mile area.
The Brookfield Police Department actively participates and is a member of the North Missouri Drug Task Force. Two department officers with special drug enforcement training have been dedicated as liaison officers with the Drug Task Force. These officers currently work with members of the DTF investigating drug-related crimes within the City. These same officers are on call to assist the DTF in other member jurisdictions as well.
The Brookfield Police Department introduced a Police Canine program in 2015 to assist in combating illegal narcotics activity in the community.
The department currently has five (5) members that have completed the training and have met these departments’ qualifications to be members of the North Central Major Case Squad. The Major Case Squad is comprised of specially trained criminal investigators from police departments, sheriff offices, state highway patrol, and other law enforcement entities in a nine-county area. The Major Case Squad stands ready to assist in major criminal investigations where individual departments lack the available manpower to address such an investigation in a timely manner.
Other special operations of this department include a tactical response team comprised of members of this department who have received specialized training in additional weapons and tactics to address unusual threats to our citizens.