Police Department

Chief of Police: Richard McFarland

To report an emergency, dial 911.

8 Municipal Drive, Park Hills, MO 63601 | Non-Emergency: (573) 431-3122 | Detective Division: (573) 431-3190 | Fax: (573) 431-5074 | Email: parkhillspd@parkhillsmo.net

Chief Richard McFarland

Chief Richard McFarland


The Park Hills Police Department consists of 15 full-time police officers and 2 part-time officers. The police department is headed by Chief Richard McFarland. We patrol over 60 miles of city roadways covering approximately 20 square miles. The police department takes an active, community-oriented approach to law enforcement by educating local youth about the dangers of drug abuse, domestic violence, and stranger danger as well as promoting positive community activities. All of these programs have proven to be extremely valuable to the community.

Community Policing

The Police Department serves youth in the city through a designated school safety officer. You can dispose of old, unused medications during regular business hours at the Park Hills Police Dept. The department provides information for teens, and methods to help secure your computer. You can also learn of ways to safeguard your family and to protect your home

Please report any suspicious electronic solicitations aimed at children immediately. If you wish to receive e-mail notification of sex offenders re-locating near you, you may click here to receive reports from the State Highway Patrol. Check the Missouri Sex Offender Registration List regarding adults involved in the activities of your children. The National registry makes searches possible by name to identify area newcomers who may not have registered locally yet.

Check the status of Missouri inmates here. Out-of-state inmate status can be checked by clicking here or calling 866-566-8267.

The State Highway Patrol shows the 2011 local arrest rates in the city.

You can read information about alternative vehicles by clicking here.

Business managers can call our business office with routine security questions pertaining to commercial operations.

Department Statistics

The Park Hills Police Department responds to an average of 14,490 calls for service. The 2015 Uniform Crime Report showed Park Hills as the 199th safest city in the U.S. You can view Park Hills and other Missouri city reports of their FBI statistics here. The 2014 statistical report is also available through the F.B.I. The 2011 Uniform Crime Report for Park Hills may be viewed by clicking here.

The department patrols an average of approximately 128,000 miles per year, making about an average of 2,090 traffic stops and an average of 1,146 arrests. On average, this includes about 152 narcotic related arrests, 45 D.W.I. arrests, 48 for stealing and 13 for burglary. The department works an average of 176 vehicle accidents, and very few, or no fatal crashes per year. The police department issues an annual average of 2,260 tickets through the Municipal Court.