Sheriff Greene County Sheriff Greene County

Departments


Administration


The Administrative Division has a responsibility for the overall administration of office operations and coordination of office activities. Some of the essential tasks for this division is the responsibility of budgeting, planning, and personnel assignment. The division continually strives to find effective ways to administer the affairs of the office and improve structure and operating procedures.

Personnel development is a high priority at the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Every opportunity is extended to the employees to move forward in their chosen profession through continuing education and development programs.


Civil


The Civil Division consists of a Supervisor, an Office Manager, a Garnishment clerk, and 8 Civil Deputies. This unit serves all Civil Papers, including Criminal Subpoenas, Civil Summonses, Landlord/Tenant Process, as well as some Child Support Enforcement Process. This Division also serves and tracks all garnishments of wages within Greene County. All Evictions and sales of property are handled by this unit as well.


Court Security


The Court Security Division is responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of security in the courthouse and courtrooms to protect the integrity of the court procedures, sustain the rights of the individuals before it, deter those who would take violent action against the court or participants in court procedures and sustain the decorum of the court. Activities also include bailiff services for all residing and visiting judges, secured prisoner movement and monitoring within the courthouse and the coordination of evacuation and safety plans during emergencies.


Criminal Investigation Divisions


Captain Kenny Weatherford
Phone: (417) 829-6223
Email: Kweatherford@greenecountymo.org
The Criminal Investigations Division and the Records section are commanded by Captain Kenny Weatherford. The Criminal Investigations Division also consists of two Lieutenants, one Lieutenant is the supervisor of Records Division and the other Lieutenant oversees the Criminal Investigations Division. The CID Division also consists of two Supervisory Sergeants, and 20 Detectives, two of which are assigned to area Drug Task Forces and one is assigned to the ATF office in Springfield, Missouri.

Captain Kenny Weatherford began his career at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a Patrol Deputy. In 2002 Captain Weatherford was promoted to the rank of a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit. Captain Weatherford has specialized trainings in various aspects. He has numerous trainings in Homicides, Crime against Children, sexual assaults and in interview and interrogation. He has risen through the ranks in the Criminal Investigation Unit to his current assignment of Captain, overseeing both the Investigations and Records sections.

During his career at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Weatherford has been honored in 2006 by the Rotary Club of Springfield-Southeast for outstanding community service.

Criminal Investigation Division Mission Statement: Committed to providing the highest standard of Investigation and specialized services to the citizens of Greene County. Professionalism, Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion

CID Supervisors: Captain Kenny Weatherford, Lieutenant Angela Maholy oversees the CID and Lieutenant Deborah Wade oversees the Records Section. Supervisory Sgt. Curtis Hunt Supervises Person Unit and the Fraud Unit. Supervisory Sgt. Jamin Sackman supervises the property unit.

Detectives provide follow-up investigations on felony cases. Detective duties include tracking down leads, major crime scene processing (including the detailed collection and preservation of evidence,) as well as interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects. Detectives devote a lot of time and effort to locating and arresting wanted felons associated with the cases under investigation. Much of the responsibility for in-depth investigation of narcotic trafficking and clandestine methamphetamine labs are assigned to the two Detectives within the Multi-Jurisdictional and/or Federal Drug Task Forces.

The Division is divided into two sections: Crimes against Persons/Fraud and Property Crimes. While each of these sections are specialized, the Division intends to operate as a team. This philosophy has been very effective at major crime scenes, particularly in homicide cases. Every member possesses the capability of investigating any criminal act occurring within Greene County. In other words, we expect each Detective to be able to work any crime they encounter. In order to maximize the division’s effectiveness, many investigations require specific training or experience.

Eight Detectives are assigned to work crimes against persons/fraud cases, five Detectives specialize in child abuse, sexual assault, and felonious assaults, one Detective engages in locating missing persons, apprehending dangerous fugitives, and coordinating with the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and two are assigned to work Fraud/Identify Thefts.

A total of nine Detectives provide follow-up investigation on property crimes such as burglary, felony stealing, metal theft, and felony property damage. One Detective engages in investigating equipment theft and rural crimes.

Detectives will also be requested to conduct Special Interest Cases. The Detectives pursue all sorts of intensive investigations which compel us to devote a sustained and collaborative focus. Examples of these types of investigations can include drug activity, street gangs, cattle theft, metal and wire theft, and illicit firearms trafficking.

The Division has three administrative support staff members, one of which is a Criminal Information Analyst, one is a CID Clerk, and another is an Administrative Assistant.

Truly effective Law Enforcement relies on people who witness crimes and suspicious activity to pass along the information in order to assist with the apprehension and conviction of suspects. Please report any information on criminal activity.


Patrol


Ride-Along Application

The Greene County Patrol Division comprises all the men and women officers who wear the uniform and patrol the county in marked vehicles. You know them by the "circled star", both on their uniform and on their car. When you need an officer, whether an emergency or not, please dial 911. Even if you merely wish to make a report, remember that you should contact the dispatch/communications center by calling 911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Patrol Division provides a full range of law enforcement services to the citizens of Greene County. In addition to answering all calls for service -- from seemingly routine animal situations to life-threatening emergencies, and initial crime scene investigation. In addition, the Patrol Division provides backup and mutual aid assistance to the various city police departments and other law enforcement agencies when needed.

As opposed to past practice, when the office used a Traffic Division -- which only employed 4 officers tasked with enforcement of all traffic laws within Greene County -- the Patrol Division now bears this responsibility in a dedicated attempt to make our roadways safer for all our families and friends. Instead of only 4 officers with radar, all 34 patrol officers now drive cars equipped with radar. ALL Patrol officers receive training not only in speed enforcement, but also in accident investigation, DWI detection, standardized field sobriety testing, and breath analysis of blood alcohol content.

To further enhance our capabilities to enforce the traffic laws, all Patrol officers employ portable preliminary breath testers, use mobile data terminals to efficiently compose and edit their reports, and drive cars equipped with video cameras to record the events of a traffic stop as they unfold, in great audio/visual detail. All of this extensive training and effective equipment, when combined with the intelligence and enthusiasm of individual Deputy Sheriffs, produces a very proactive and productive Patrol Division. Current figures show that from 2002 thru 2007 the Greene County Sheriff's Office has arrested 3429 drunk drivers.

Seen from a positive perspective, in this 6 year period, we prevented 3429 potential traffic collisions -- many of them possibly involving fatalities. Prior to 2001 traffic enforcement was fairly limited to the 4 officers on the traffic detail who had radar, only one patrol car carried a video camera, no Greene County Deputies carried preliminary breath testers, and there existed no imperative to train all Patrol officers in accident investigation DWI detection or standardized field sobriety tests.

For Patrol purposes, the Sheriff's Office divides Greene County into four districts. Each shift, a squad commander assigns an individual Deputy to a district, and a district encompasses about 125 square miles. For that district, the Deputy holds a duty to preserve law and order, respond to, investigate, and document with written reports, a wide variety of emergency calls, misdemeanor, and felony allegations. Each shift overlaps the other, and on certain shifts, Reserve Patrol officers supplement the numbers of officers available to handle the call load. Often, the amount of calls awaiting dispatch exceed the number of Deputies available to send. As Greene County continues to develop and grow in its steady transition from a rural to a metropolitan community, so too grow the needs of the people for an officer to respond to address their concerns and complaints. Because of the rural/urban environment patrolled by the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Deputies must develop skills and employ techniques that go beyond what the conventional wisdom may envision as county, i.e. rural, law enforcement. Computers and video cameras in the cars are just two of the more readily visible manifestations of how much more sophisticated our Patrol operations became in the past 6 years. Even long after the calls and duties that fill a shift end, a Deputy receives many summonses to testify in court about his actions and investigative efforts. A Patrol officer works in all kinds of conditions, exposed to every sort of weather, and rotates shifts every six weeks.

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies are called upon to perform a challenging job, one that can be difficult and dangerous. It is a job that is uniquely demanding and rewarding. It provides a feeling of satisfaction for those who are motivated to serve and protect citizens and their property.


Training


The training division of the Greene County Sheriff's Office is made up of three full time training officers and one full time administrative assistant. The training division is responsible for coordinating all continuing education for the 246 full time employees and 30 reserve deputies.

There are three overriding priorities for the training division. The first is to provide all officers with the tactical skills they need to win any potentially life threatening situation they are confronted with. The second is to provide the officers with the skills and knowledge needed to professionally investigate and solve crimes. The third is to keep officers updated on legal matters that can assist in reducing the potential liability of the agency.

The training division is also responsible for recruiting and instructing an annual reserve academy in order to train new reserve deputies. This is an in house academy that builds off of the basic peace officer academy. This reserve academy orients the new reserve deputy to the policies, procedures and tactics utilized by the Greene County Sheriff's Office.


Warrants/Records


The Records and Warrants section consists of 11 Records Clerks, three CCW Clerks, and a Lieutenant that oversees that operation. The Records Division is responsible for all warrants, reports, traffic summons and the Conceal Carry Permit application process. The Records and Warrants Section is responsible for maintaining arrest warrants, enters and maintains all MULES / NCIC entries and for processing Emergency Ex partes after normal business hours. The records department is a 24-hour function of the Sheriff’s Office. It is staffed 24 hours, 365 days a year.

If it meets a certain criteria you may request a copy of a report. To begin the process, you may call the Record’s ’ direct line at (417) 829-6235. Or use this form and mail it to:

Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Records Division
1010 N Boonville Springfield, MO 65802

To help with your request we need the following:

  • Report Number
  • Address where crime occurred
  • Victim & suspect information

Information on reports may be blacked out to protect parties involved.
Positive identification and / or signature of release may be required before some reports are released.