Branson Police Department

Courage ☆ Integrity ☆ Commitment

  1. Police Release the Name of Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Incident

    The pedestrian involved in Friday’s fatal accident on US Highway 65 has been identified as 33-year-old, Amber Lawson of Branson, Missouri. Read on...
  2. Branson Police Start Impaired Driving Crackdown Today

    You will see more Branson Police officers looking for impaired drivers starting today, as they join a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown. Read on...
  3. Enrollment Now Open for 2018 Citizen Police Academy

    The Branson Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2018 Citizen Police Academy, where community members are given an opportunity to learn about police procedures and investigation techniques. Read on...
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The Police Department provides a variety of functions, ranging from law enforcement to community service programs for crime prevention.

We encourage you to check our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section for answers to the most common questions. The FAQ section addresses such things as disposal of expired medications, crime stats, ride-alongs and much more.

If you do not find the information you are seeking or if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us at 417-334-3300.

We serve our community with courage, integrity, and commitment and we are dedicated to doing our best for you.

About Us

Welcome Message 

On behalf of the Branson Police Department, it is my honor to welcome you to our website. Our desire is that we provide you quality information relevant to your needs and insight into the great work of the men and women who make the organization what it is today. I encourage you to visit often and remain connected with the department and the many opportunities and programs we offer. The City of Branson and the Branson Police Department also maintain an active presence on many social media platforms; I invite you to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and 

The staff and officers of the Branson Police Department are committed to providing the highest quality police service available. Whether Branson is your home; you work here; or one of our millions of annual visitors planning to visit one of our family-oriented entertainment venues, our diverse retail shops, Branson’s great restaurants, or our area lakes; our goal is to provide a safe and inviting environment for you to experience all this great city has to offer.

The Branson Police Department embraces community-based/ problem-solving policing and we value the many relationships we have throughout the community. We remain committed to our community and believe open dialog and an engaged community are fundamental to our public safety mission. We welcome opportunities to partner with neighborhoods and community stakeholders to advance our City.

Again, thank you for visiting the Branson Police Department website. Our hope is you will visit the site often and connect with us on one of our social media sites. I encourage you to contact us with any comments or suggestions that help us provide better service to the community.

Thank you,

Jeff Matthews
Chief of Police

  1. Jeff Matthews

    Jeff Matthews

    Chief of Police

  2. Eric Schmitt

    Eric Schmitt

    Assistant Chief

  3. Police Department

    Physical Address
    110 West Maddux Street
    Suite 100
    Branson, MO 65616

    Phone: 417-334-3300
    Fax: 417-334-5530

Compliments and Complaints

Compliments are greatly appreciated and passed on to the involved staff. The entire staff of the Branson Police Department is dedicated to doing everything in their power to treat those we contact with respect and dignity.

Complaints are taken very seriously and investigated fully. Each complaint is reviewed by the professional standards unit of the Branson Police Department.

To generate a compliment or a complaint you may contact any member of the Branson Police Department. You can also generate this online, or by downloading this form (PDF)

Crime Map

Calls for service including all crime reported are plotted to the map twice daily. You can use the interactive map to search an address for activity or city-wide activity. We also offer to receive email alerts for crime within a specific area you choose.

Crime Map
Officer Compliments/Complaints
Crime Tip Submission
Alarm Permit
Citizen Police Academy