This division of the police department consists of the Chief of Police Danny Whiteley, Deputy Chief of Police Donnie Trout, and Captain Michael McClain.  They are responsible for providing a level of service, which strives to achieve the safest possible environment and enhance the quality of life in Poplar Bluff. The Division also provides a creative, innovative and ethical organizational environment, which promotes fiscal responsibility, effective service delivery, and positive community interactions. It is a goal of the Administration Division to utilize the resources of the community, city personnel and technology to focus on identifying and resolving problems.  The Administration Division's goal is to maximize the development of police department personnel and to recognize that they are a vital component to public service.


Police Chief Danny Whiteley #231

Chief Whiteley has been in his position since June of  2000.   Whiteley has been a commissioned law enforcement officer since June of 1972.  He was selected as the Reserve Deputy Sheriff of the year by the Missouri Deputy Sheriff's Association in 1995.   Whiteley is a former Mayor Pro-Tem for the Poplar Bluff City Council and former president of the Poplar Bluff R-1 School Board.  He was selected by the Cape Girardeau F.B.I. Office to attend the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute in 2001.   Whiteley has also received advanced S.W.A.T. training at the Springfield, MO Police Academy, also Whiteley currently serves as the Project Director for the SEMO Drug Task Force. Whiteley has been sponsored by the U.S. Secret Service (St. Louis Office) to attend the National Threat Assessment Seminar in Washington D.C. and is a member of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council.  Whiteley accompanied leaders from major departments nation wide including New York City, Chicago, and other major cities. Recently Whiteley was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year 2010 by the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, for Dedicated and Untiring Efforts to serve our community.
Chief Whiteley may be reached directly at his office: #573-686-8680, by Fax: #573-686-7908 or e-mail at:


Deputy Chief Michael McClain #232

Deputy Chief McClain has been a member of this department since March 6th, 1995 after working for the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department.   Deputy Chief McClain is a Certified Accident Reconstructionist, one of our departments Certified Firearms Instructors, an A.S.P Baton Defensive Tactics Instructor, a S.H.A.R.P. Certified Instructor,  a Weapons of Mass Destruction Instructor and a Field Training Officer.  Along with these titles Deputy Chief McClain is a D.W.I. Victim's Advocate.  Deputy Chief McClain may be reached at (573) 785-5776 ext. 1302 or e-mail at: