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Lt. Bob Moore #236

Lt. Moore has been with the department since March of 1992 when he joined the department's Reserve division, before being hired as a full-time officer on October 1st of 1994.  He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2002, the rank of Sergeant in 2008 and the rank of Lt. in 2009.  Moore graduated from the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy in July, 1992.   Moore is a certified First Responder, Field Training Officer and is a Type III B.A.C. Operator.  He has attended Incident Command training for Supervisors. You may contact Lt. Moore at:


Sgt. Keith Hefner 242

 Sgt. Hefner has been with the department since October 9th, 1995.  Prior to his hiring, Officer Hefner was an E.M.T. for Lucy Lee Life Support Systems Ambulance Service from 1991 until 1995.  He was hired as a desk officer in October of 1995 until transferring to communications a short time later.  There, he served as a Communications Training Officer and received Dispatcher of the Year in 2000.  He is a graduate of the SEMO law enforcement academy in 2003 with high academic honors.  He worked as a Reserve Officer and Communications Officer until his appointment to the Patrol Division August 3rd of 2003. He has advanced training in Hostage Negotiation/Crisis Negotiations as well as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.   You may reach Sgt. Hefner at:

Sgt. Chuck Harris 244

 Sgt. Harris has been with the department since April 28th, 2003. Harris started as a Reserve Officer and later became a part-time officer. Harris was hired full-time March 28, 2005.  He is a graduate of the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy. Harris was promoted to Corporal in Febuary 2009 and then promoted to Sergeant on January 7th, 2013. Sgt. Harris received the Officer of the Year Award in 2012. You may contact him by email at:

Cpl. Dusty Johnson 278
 Cpl. Johnson graduated from College of the Ozarks in May of 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and graduated S.E.M.O law enforcement academy in August of 2006. Cpl. Johnson worked at the Branson Police Department for a short duration before joining the Poplar Bluff Police Department on October 27th 2007. Johnson is a certified trainer in active shooting and recieved the officer of the year award in 2010. Johnson was promoted to Corporal  on Januay 7th, 2013. Johnson is also one of the departments Drug Recognition Experts. You may contact Johnson at:

 Ptlm. Shane Bates 268

 Ptlm. Bates was hired full-time in July 2006, after being a part of our Reserve Division since September 19th, 2005. Ptlm. Bates is a 2005 graduate of the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy and is a certified Medical First Responder. You can contact Ptlm. Bates at:


Ptlm. Dustin Barks 293
Ptlm Barks joined the department in February 2012 serving as a temporary full-time officer until November 2012 when he became a full-time officer. Ptlm. Barks graduated from the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy in November of 2011.
You may contact Ptlm. Barks at

Ptlm. Dylan Janes 302


Ptlm. Shaun Prenger 305

Ptlm. Prenger graduated from the Mo. Sheriff's Academy in 2011 and joined the Poplar Bluff Police reserve in  Oct. 2014 and was hired as a full time officer in March 2016. Ptlm. Prenger can be reached at 573-785-5776 x1373 or


Ptlm.  Jeremy Elless 306


Patrolman Josh Moore 308

Patrolman Trevor Parks 309