Police Contacts

Republic Police Department

540 Civic Blvd
Republic, MO 65738
(417) 732-3900
Fax: (417) 732-3990
Emergency: 911

General Business Hours
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Police Department

Welcome to the Republic Police Department’s website.  

Your Police Department employs some of the finest officers and professional staff in the region. Through our innovative, professional, and dedicated efforts, we strive each day to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of Republic. I am honored to lead your Police Department and look forward to our collaborative accomplishments into the future.

Effective law enforcement today is much more than just catching a crook. To be able to make a difference in a growing community like Republic, we need your help and input every day in the prevention of crime and delivery of quality service. That means immediately reporting suspicious activity, making us aware of public safety concerns before they become a problem, and feeling comfortable to communicate openly about your expectations of the Police Department.   To that end, we want you to know that we are here to serve you and hope that you will contact us anytime you see something that needs our attention.   Don’t think that you are ever bothering us. You can contact us for both emergency and non-emergency issues through the use of 911.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and the resources provided here and if you have any suggestions on how we can better serve you, please feel free to contact me personally. We welcome your input.


Michael Lawton

Republic Police Chief

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(417) 732-3910


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  • Criminal Investigation

    The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) is currently comprised of investigators and evidence personnel. The Criminal Investigations Division functions as a support to the Patrol Division. Members of C.I.D. review and investigate complaints of criminal acts, identify and arrest suspects, process crime scenes, properly document all phases of the investigation and prepare cases for successful prosecution. The Criminal Investigations Division takes a proactive approach to crime suppression within the City Of Republic. In addition to the investigation of all crimes not cleared by Patrol Division, the Criminal Investigations Division routinely generates cases ranging from property crimes to child pornography. Criminal Investigators as well as the Evidence Technician are trained in the latest crime scene processing techniques, evidence collection and many other facets of the investigations field.

    Along with the many aspects involved in the investigation of crimes, C.I.D. personnel are often called upon to assist other Law Enforcement Agencies with multi-jurisdictional investigations. C.I.D. also routinely supports other area agencies including, Combined Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (C.O.M.E.T.), Cyber-Crimes Network, Division of Family Services, Missouri State Highway Patrol and a variety of other Local, State and Federal agencies.
    The Criminal Investigations Division clearance rate has routinely been above the national average. These cases range from property crimes (i.e. burglaries and thefts), narcotic violations, financial crimes, person crimes to include assaults, robberies and homicides.
    The Criminal Investigations Division has an up-to-date evidence processing facility which includes secure indoor evidence processing bays. These secure processing facilities allow investigators the ability to properly examine vehicles for evidence of a crime, hidden compartment or secondary vehicle identification numbers. In addition, C.I.D. has recently added a computer forensic examiner for cyber related crimes.

    The mission of the Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) is to provide the highest quality criminal investigative support to the Republic Police Department and the citizens it serves. This is accomplished by conducting timely and thorough criminal investigations using advanced investigative techniques conducted by highly trained and professional investigators. Motivated only by a search for the truth, C.I.D. Detectives will search out and collect all available evidence surrounding each case to exonerate the innocent and substantiate the culpability of the guilty. This is done to ensure the safety and security of each person in our community.

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