Report It: Citizen Property Inventory System
Interacting with you as a resident of West Plains is one of the most important things we do. The more information you can access through Police Department bulletins, special events and other resources, the safer the choices you can make. The more information you can provide to us by staying aware, reporting a crime or spotting a suspect, the better we can protect you.
Your safety is the reason we’re here, so we provide real-time, accurate data and effective, open communication and transparency so you know what we are doing and why we’re doing it. One of the primary ways we do this is through this website and social media.
This page includes recent West Plains Police Department and community media releases. Documents in PDF format require Adobe Reader.
Periodically, the West Plains Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in helping solve cases. View our active case file to see if you can help.
This list is intended for reference only and no liability is assumed or implied for names which may appear herein. Please request information from the West Plains Police Department regarding official warrant information.
As you know, crime is on the increase in most large U.S. cities. It is also becoming more prevalent in small communities. Thinking that it can only happen to someone else and doing nothing to prepare yourself or take precautionary measures in case makes you the perfect victim criminals are looking for.
Nate Bean, left, is a new employee of the West Plains Police Department. Here he is welcomed by Police Chief Jeff Head.
Bean will work as a patrol officer and as the evening public information officer. Bean is a graduate of the Missouri Sheriff’s Academy, is a paramedic, a member of the 1138th Military Police Company and attended Missouri State University. He has been a reserve police officer since 2012.
As of June 7, 2015, 306 people died in Missouri traffic crashes!
Many of these offenders are in our communities, near our playgrounds, and around our homes. With many cases, it can be months or years before these fugitives are arrested. And some will strike again. But with your help, we can stop these offenders and bring them to justice. NOW.
Missouri Most Wanted features dangerous fugitives from across the state who pose an active risk to public safety through:
These cases are shared by law enforcement across Missouri to enlist the public’s help in finding these criminals.