George Daoud, Police Chief
1901 E Cleveland, Monett, MO 65708
Non-Emergency (417) 235-4241
Anonymous Tips (417) 354-8477
Emergency (417) 235-3335

On May 7, 1888, the City of Monett was incorporated as a 4th class city. The Police Department was established at that time to enforce the ordinances of the City. By June of that year, a "calaboose" was built at 2nd and Front Streets as an office for Monett Marshall Anthony Segerer. Within two years, Monett leaders decided to purchase their own ball and chains for prisoners who were convicted and failed to pay their fines. The City directed the Street Commissioner to provide a pile of rocks at needed places around the city for the prisoners to work out their fines. Things have progressed since the days of hitching racks and an ordinance prohibiting anyone from playing a piano or other musical instrument between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. within the city limits.

Currently, the Monett Police Department patrols 5.5 square miles of the city. We proclaim 8,873 residents; however, the city population grows to around 19,000 during the day when the workers show up for their jobs. We have 20 sworn officers (Chief, Lieutenant, four Sergeants, three Investigators, SRO/CPO, and ten Road Patrol Officers) and seven civilian dispatchers.