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Kirksville Police Department

  Location and Staff Listing

119 E. McPherson Street 
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 785-6945
Fax: (660) 665-2346

Dispatch: (660)665-5621
Anonymous Tip Line: (660) 627-BUST
Email Tips: police@kirksvillecity.com

Jim Hughes, Chief of Police
jhughes@kirksvillecity.com

Steve Farnsworth, Deputy Chief
sfarnsworth@kirksvillecity.com

Brenda Kelsey, Administrative Assistant
bkelsey@kirksvillecity.com

Additional Staff Listing 


The Kirksville Police Department has been in existence for more than one hundred and fifty years. In the very early days of Kirksville, in the 1830's and 40's, the Police Department was staffed by one officer who was better known as the town Constable or the Town Marshal. From the one person Department of then, the Department has evolved into a modern, community oriented, full-service police agency with 25 full time officers.

Mission Statement:

Policing excellence in partnership with the community.

In the accomplishment of our mission, we value and promote:

  • RESPECT for the rights of each person in all circumstances.
  • INTEGRITY in all we do
  • SERVICE to others
  • TEAMWORK in accomplishing shared goals
  • PARTNERSHIPS in the community
  • PROBLEM SOLVING in a creative manner
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT proactive and uncompromising!

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