Excelsior Springs violent crime rates are very low, and lower than most communities in the KC metro area, according to the Safest Cities to Live in Missouri 2019 report. Excelsior Springs jumped from #37 in 2016’s report ranking to #15 this year with a safety index rating of 0.43. (Communities with populations of less than 10,000 were not included in the ratings.)
The Excelsior Springs Police Department’s primary duty is to protect people and property, and to do so 24/7/365 within the city limits of Excelsior Springs. Common duties of the police department include controlling traffic, patrolling neighborhoods, responding to emergency calls, writing citations, serving warrants, arresting violators and submitting incident reports. Police officers are also called occasionally to testify in court about a situation they witnessed or handled.
For this upcoming school year, the Excelsior Springs School District requested and approved funding for a third School Resource Officer (SRO). That officer has been hired, trained and began duties when the school year began. Additionally, duties of the police department include educational outreach to the public to help prevent and solve crime, and to work directly with the youth of our community, primarily through the SRO partnership.