Through partnerships with our community, it is our mission to make Warrensburg a safe community. In 2016, we saw a 16% reduction in Part 1 crimes, the crimes tracked by the FBI. Violent crime was down 5% and Property Crimes were down 19%. Policing in Warrensburg is a unique opportunity with the University of Central Missouri and Whiteman Air Force Base. The University brings 14,000 students to our community from all over the world, many of them away from home for the first time. Our partnership with UCM’s Public Safety ensures these students have a safe and enjoyable college experience. Adding to this uniqueness is the commissioning of the UCM officers as Warrensburg officers. This dual commission provides an additional resource to keep our community safe.
The department will begin the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process in the summer of 2017. This process will provide a top to bottom review of the policies and practices of the organization ensuring we meet nationally recognized standards for conducting business.