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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Branson Police Sergeant to Receive Global Award


The International Association of Chiefs of Police has named him one of its “40 Under 40”

BRANSON, Mo., 10/2/2023 – Branson Police Department’s Sergeant Tanner Muckenthaler will receive the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 award, which recognizes the top rising leaders from around the globe who exemplify leadership, dedication and service to their communities and the law enforcement profession.

Sergeant Muckenthaler is one of only 25 law enforcement personnel selected from the United States. The other 15 were selected from other countries. Only one other officer from Southwest Missouri (Springfield) has received this award in the past. The IACP chose Muckenthaler due to his dedication to leadership, the betterment of first responders region-wide and his progressive policing principles.

“I am extremely proud of Sergeant Muckenthaler and the way he represents Branson,” said Branson Police Chief Eric Schmitt. “He has taken on some substantial projects that have had a significant positive impact on our community. To be one of 40 chosen from a worldwide pool of law enforcement and recognized for his work is not only incredible but also reflects the world-class capabilities all our employees bring to the Branson community."

Sergeant Muckenthaler currently serves as a field training supervisor and lead defensive tactics instructor with the Branson Police Department.

“I am humbled to be selected for this award,” said Sergeant Muckenthaler. “There are a lot of talented people in law enforcement that do great things for their communities, not only here in Branson but across the globe. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given during my career to make an impact on our community,” Muckenthaler said. “I hope to continue to be a positive influence in the Branson community and within the law enforcement profession.”

Sergeant Muckenthaler will receive his award at the IACP conference in San Diego on October 17, 2023. For more information on the IACP, its 40 Under 40 award, and why Sergeant Muckenthaler is receiving the award, go to the IACP’s website HERE.


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