Branson Police Chief Presenting Biannual Report Thursday

by Melody Pettit

Branson Police Chief, Jeff Matthews will present the Department’s biannual report to the Branson Board of Aldermen at the regularly scheduled study session on February 20, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Branson City Hall located at 110 W. Maddux St.

This report will include 2019 year-end crime statistics, 2019 accomplishments and objectives moving forward for 2020.

“This report is very encouraging and highlights the great results we are seeing across the City,” said Branson Police Chief Matthews. “We appreciate and value our police/community partnerships and are committed to continually seeking sustainable solutions to neighborhood issues. These partnerships are producing positive results which will be shared in the review of our 2019 Uniform Crime Report,” continued Chief Matthews.

During the presentation, Chief Matthews will share a special national recognition that the Branson Police Department received from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services.

The report will also feature several successful community engagement programs held throughout 2019, including the new Summer Teen Engagement Program (STEP) and the newly formed Citizens Police Academy & Alumni Association.

The Branson Police Department encourages all citizens and community members to attend this study session to hear the full report. The audio of the report will also be available on the City’s website, the day after the meeting at

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