Department Summary

The Grain Valley Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Grain Valley on a 24 hour basis, 365 days each year.   Personnel are tasked to respond to calls for service from the community, enforce city, state and federal laws and be proactive in their efforts to identify and prevent crime whenever possible.

Department Structure

The Grain Valley Police Department is composed of two (2) divisions: Patrol and Operations.

Patrol Division

One (1) Captain commands this division, which consists of four (4) Sergeants and ten (10) Police Officers.   There are also four (4) Reserve Police Officers, who are utilized as needed for special events or during periods of personnel shortages.    This division performs traditional uniformed police services including calls for service, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, on scene reporting and investigation of reported crimes and constant patrol aimed at identifying and preventing all forms of criminal activity in the city.   One (1) patrol sergeant also maintains a trained Police K-9, which is used for building searches, locating illegal drugs, tracking lost individuals or apprehending fleeing suspects.

Operations Division

One (1) Captain commands this division, which consists of all other Non-Uniform Patrol units within the department.   This includes the following:

Support Services – consisting of one (1) Director of Administration, who supervises two (2) Police Clerks, two (2) Victim Services Advocates and (1) Animal Control Officer. The Director also handles a variety of budget and grant administrative tasks.  The Police Clerks are responsible for administrative tasks within the department including processing, logging and filing all police reports, summonses, traffic tickets and warrants. They also handle phone calls and a variety of other administrative duties.

Investigations – consists of two (2) Detectives, who are responsible for handling all follow-up investigations, interviews and interrogations related to crimes reported in Grain Valley. They utilize all available investigative techniques including subpoenas, search warrants and coordination with other agencies in order to successfully file criminal charges on suspects who are identified in Grain Valley offenses. In addition, one (1) Grain Valley officer is assigned to the Jackson County Drug Task Force, where he works with other agencies in a coordinated effort to identify and reduce illegal drug trafficking in Jackson County, including all information developed in Grain Valley.

School Resource Officers/Crime Prevention – three (3) officers are assigned full-time as School Resource Officers (SROs), and handle the seven schools in Grain Valley. They provide security in the schools, respond to incidents or offenses that occur on school property, investigate truancy and other related incidents in addition to teaching the DARE curriculum within several grades of the school system. In addition to SRO duties, these officers are tasked with handling Crime Prevention duties in Grain Valley which includes coordinating the VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service), and yearly events such as the National Night Out Against Crime and Citizens Police Academy.

Additional Information

The Grain Valley Police Department Patrol Officers are dispatched through the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center at 816-795-1960.

Frequently Asked Police Department Questions

Chief of Police
David Starbuck

711 Main Street
Grain Valley, MO 64029

Admin Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Patrol 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Dispatch: 816-795-1960

Admin Offices:

Fax: 816-847-6259

Email: gvmopd@cityofgrainvalley.org