"B" Shift


Lt. Ralph Jefferson 238 
Lt.  Jefferson has been a member of the Poplar Bluff Police Department since March, 5th 1989.


Sgt. Joe Ward 245
 Sgt. Ward has been with the department since August 1990. Ward was promoted to Corporal in March 2009 and then to his current position of Sergeant in January of 2013. He is one of the department's range instructors.
You may contact Sgt. Ward at:


Cpl. Steve Nance 259

 Cpl. Nance was hired as a Reserve Officer on May 16th, 2003.   He was hired as a Full-Time officer in March of 2005. Nance was awarded Officer of the Year in 2012 and was promoted to his current position of Corporal in January 7th, 2013. Nance is also one of the departments field training officers.

 You may contact Cpl. Nance at: 

Cpl. Shonna Grobe 277
Cpl. Grobe has been with the department since 2007 when she started as a reserve officer. Grobe became a full-time officer in January of 2009. Grobe may be contacted via email at:


Ptlm. Jerry Cates 262
Officer Cates has been with the department since November 11th, 1990.

Ptlm. James “Jamie“ Sample 276

Ptlm. Sample has been with the department since March 6th of 1995 after graduating from the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy.  Officer Sample is a Field Training Officer for the department.



Ptlm. Rick Adams #254

Ptlm. Adams originally worked for the department from November of 1980 to February 1998. Adams returned to the department in November of 2009. Ptlm. Adams has attended the Advanced Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction course at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy and the Advanced Accident Reconstruction Course at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida. Ptlm. Adams is the accident reconstructionist for the department and also a member of the Alcohol Compliance Team. You may contact Ptlm. Adams at (573) 785-5776 ext 1362 or his email:


Ptlm. Brandon Hopper 256

Ptlm. Brandon Hopper has been employed with the department since May 2010. Ptlm. Hopper is also a sixteen year veteran with the United States Army and is currently serving as a Squad Leader with the Missouri National Guard, stationed with 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Missouri. Ptlm. Hopper may be contacted at:


 Ptlm. James Henry 251


Ptlm. Robert Reed 304
Ptlm. Reed began his career in June 2014. He is a graduate of the Missouri Sheriff's Association Training Academy Class of 2012. Prior to joining the department, Reed was a Reserve Officer and worked as a Corrections Officer for the Butler County Justice Center. Reed can be contacted via his email:

Ptlm. Zachary Tubb 307



Ptlm. Austin Lemonds 310