City of Concordia, Missouri

City of Concordia, Missouri Welcome to Concordia! Our social media pages are intended as an informational source for our citizens and visitors. Please contact Concordia City Hall for any questions by calling 660-463-2228.

Operating as usual

09/17/2021

On Friday, September 17th, 2021, at approximately 0511 hours, a Concordia Officer responded to 23 hwy and CC Hwy to assist Johnson County with a vehicle pursuit. The Concordia Officer successfully spiked the vehicle at 23 Hwy and CC hwy. The vehicle continued to go north on 23 hwy, west on Minuteman Rd, south on Cook Store Rd, and then the pursuit ended at Concordia Lake Rd and Cook Store Rd. The suspect took off on foot from the vehicle. Johnson County attempted to track the suspect with a K-9 but was unsuccessful. At this time we still have not found the suspect. Johnson County doesn't have a description of the suspect, and the suspect's identity is unknown at this time. If you live in that area and you see someone that seems out of place or their behavior seems suspicious contact Central Dispatch at 660-463-2140. If it's an emergency call 911. Thanks!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Independence Police Department and the family of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans who w...
09/16/2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Independence Police Department and the family of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans who was killed in the line of duty yesterday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Independence Police Department and the family of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans who was killed in the line of duty yesterday.

09/15/2021

CONCORDIA POLICE REPORTS DURING THE 2021 CONCORDIA FALL FESTIVAL

On Thursday, September 9th, 2021, at approximately 2139 hours, an officer conducted a traffic stop at S. Bismark St and SW 3rd St. The driver of the vehicle; Carmen Funez Bustillo (age 35, of Concordia) was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court.

On Friday, September 10th, 2021, at approximately 0015 hours, the owner of Charlie's Pub & Grub (736 S. Main St) reported that a male was inside his bar after he had been given several verbal trespass warnings. Travis Hursman (age 23, of Concordia) was arrested for trespassing. Hursman was later released with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court.

On Friday, September 10th, 2021, at approximately 1925 hours, an officer conducted a traffic stop at S. Bismark St and SW 3rd St. The driver of the vehicle; Brian Vanbrunt (age 51, of Concordia) was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The male later posted bond and was released with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court.

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at approximately 1025 hours, an officer responded to the 500 block of S. Sunset Hills Dr, in reference to a dog bite. Glenda Lamonte reported her daughter was bit on the leg by a dalmatian dog. The girl was transported to the hospital by the mother. Officers searched the area for the dog but was unable to locate the dog. Investigation continues.

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at approximately 2128 hours, officers conducted a subject check at Central Park in the Heidelberg Gardens. Hunter Goring (age 23, of Higginsville) was arrested for an active Lafayette County warrant for probation violation with a $2,500.00 bond. Goring was transported to the Lafayette County Jail for incarceration.

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at approximately 2209 hours, officers responded to the alley that runs from SE 8th St to SE 7th St near the Concordia Fire Department, in reference to a group of males yelling threats at a vehicle that passed by. Officers made contact with the males. Jerry Vahle (age 18, of St. Peters) and a 17-year-old juvenile of Concordia were arrested for minor in possession of alcohol. Vahle was issued a summons for MIP and was later released with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court. The juvenile was released to his parents and a juvenile referral will be sent to the Lafayette County Juvenile's Office.

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at approximately 2238 hours, an officer conducted a traffic stop at SW 8th St and S. Orange St. A passenger in the vehicle; Garrett Merrill (age 18, of Sweet Springs) was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol. Merrill was issued a summons for MIP and was later released with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court.

On Sunday, September 12th, 2021, at approximately 0058 hours, officers conducted a subject check at Charlie's Pub & Grub (736 S. Main St). Kaylee Breshears (age 20, of Corder) was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol, and for using a false ID to purchase alcohol. Breshears was issued a summons and released with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court.

On Monday, September 13th, 2021, at approximately 1400 hours, an officer went to 7th Heaven (104 N. Main St), in reference to a follow-up investigation from the minor in possession cases over the weekend. 7th Heaven employee; Cathy Royal (age 35, of Concordia) was arrested for selling alcohol to a minor. Royal was later released with a court date of Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 1600 hours, at Concordia Municipal Court.

09/13/2021

Today, at approximately 0850 hours, Concordia Police responded to the Concordia High School, in reference to a threats report. It was reported that a 15 year old juvenile from Marshall made threats of bodily harm to students who attend the Concordia High School and the Sweet Springs High School. Concordia and Sweet Springs schools were placed on a soft lock down for precautionary reasons. The High School Principal, Sweet Springs Police Department, and the Saline County Sheriff's Department assisted the Concordia Police Department with the investigation. The juvenile from Marshall was later taken into custody by the Saline County Deputies. Chief Mapes would like to thank all the Concordia High School students who reported the threats, and everybody who assisted with the investigation. Thanks!

09/13/2021

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at approximately 1025 hours, Concordia Police responded to the 500 block of S. Sunset Hills Dr, in reference to a young girl who was bit by a dalmatian dog. The girl was transported to the hospital by her mother. Officers searched the area but was unable to locate the dog. If you see a dalmatian dog running at large or know someone who owns a dalmatian in that area please contact Concordia Police Department at 660-463-2140. Thanks!

09/08/2021

FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF MAPES

The Concordia Police Department responds to many calls for service and emergency calls, but one of the most dangerous calls that an officer responds to are domestic disturbance calls. Domestic abuse is any attempt by one person in a marriage or intimate relationship to dominate and control the other. Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over the victim. An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” An abuser uses fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear their partner down and keep their partner under their thumb.

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, it does not discriminate. Domestic violence occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels. And while women are more often victimized, men also experience domestic abuse especially verbal and emotional. The bottom line is that abusive behavior is never acceptable, whether from a man, woman, teenager, or an older adult. Everyone deserves to feel valued, respected, and safe.

Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal assault to violence. And while physical injury may pose the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are also severe. Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone. No one should have to endure this kind of pain.

If you suspect that someone you know is being abused, you need to speak up. You need to contact the Concordia Police Department so we can respond and offer the victim of domestic abuse help. Many people who know someone in an abusive relationship doesn't speak up because they feel that it’s none of their business, they might be wrong, or that the person might not want to talk about it. Keep in mind that expressing your concern will let the person know that you care and may even save their life.

Abusers are very good at controlling and manipulating their victims. People who have been emotionally or physically abused are often depressed, drained, scared, ashamed, and confused. They need help getting out of the situation, yet their partner has often isolated them from their family and friends. When you pick up on the warning signs and offer support, you can help someone escape an abusive situation and begin healing.

Many times, when officers respond to domestic disturbance calls there are children present who has witnessed the violence. Children who witness domestic violence may develop serious emotional, behavioral, developmental, or academic problems. Many citizens have donated stuffed animals and toys to the police department so we can hand them out to children on domestic calls. It is a great way for officers to help calm a child, or make the child feel safe.

If you suspect that someone you know is being abused, please contact the Concordia Police Department so we can respond and do everything in our power to keep them safe. You do not have to give dispatch your name and can remain anonymous. That one phone call to the police might save their life or be what they need to be able to leave an abusive relationship. All our officers have been trained on how to handle domestic situations and can offer resources to the victim to get the help they need. Take a stand against domestic violence and make a difference in someone's life. It takes all of us working together to keep each other safe. We are hearts in harmony. We are all One. We are all Concordians.

Chief Mapes and the Concordia Police Department would like to introduce you to the newest member of the department!  Mee...
09/06/2021

Chief Mapes and the Concordia Police Department would like to introduce you to the newest member of the department! Meet Officer Jim Bob! He will be at his post in front of City Hall for the Concordia Fall Festival keeping everyone safe!

FYI - Trash will be running 1 day late this week due to Labor Day.
09/05/2021

FYI - Trash will be running 1 day late this week due to Labor Day.

FYI - Trash will be running 1 day late this week due to Labor Day.

09/02/2021

The City of Concordia has received notification from the electric power company that electricity may be turned off between midnight and 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (September 3) to make needed repairs.

09/02/2021

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and due to the up coming Fall Festival there will be no Concordia Municipal Court on Thursday, September 9th, 2020. All court cases have been continued to the next court date which will be Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 4:00 pm. If you are scheduled to be in court on September 9th, you will need to come to the October 14th court date instead. Sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

⚠️ TESTING ONLY ⚠️At 10 AM Today, Wednesday, September 1st, the City of Concordia Emergency Management team will be TEST...
09/01/2021

⚠️ TESTING ONLY ⚠️
At 10 AM Today, Wednesday, September 1st, the City of Concordia Emergency Management team will be TESTING the warning sirens.

⚠️ TESTING ONLY ⚠️
At 10 AM Today, Wednesday, September 1st, the City of Concordia Emergency Management team will be TESTING the warning sirens.

08/25/2021

FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF MAPES

It's almost September and that means it's almost time for the Concordia Fall Festival. Last year the pandemic made it to where we couldn't have the Fall Festival, so this year it will be bigger than ever. I anticipate that more people will attend this Fall Festival than ever before. I always look forward to the Fall Festival because it gives me an opportunity to interact with the citizens of our community, but it also gives me an opportunity to meet new people. The Fall Festival draws thousands of people from all over. Concordia's German heritage is on full display during the Fall Festival, and it is a family friendly environment that has things to do for people of all ages.

The Fall Festival is the busiest time of year for the Concordia Police Department. Concordia police officers will be working long hours, and a lot of overtime to ensure the safety of all who attend the Fall Festival. There will be officers from the Concordia Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol patrolling the streets of Concordia to keep you and your family safe. We can't be everywhere at once, so we rely heavily on the public to be our eyes and ears. If you see something that needs the police attention, please contact us so we can respond to keep everyone safe. If it's not an emergency, you can contact Central Dispatch at 660-463-2140 to have an officer respond. If it's an emergency, dial 911.

We want you have fun and enjoy your experience, but we also want you to be responsible. Do not drink and drive. If you plan on consuming alcohol, it is always a great idea to have a designated driver so you can arrive to your destination safely. If you do not have a designated driver either walk home or contact an Uber. There is a citizen in Concordia that drives for Uber, and she will be available if you need a safe ride home. All you need to do is download the Uber app on your cell phone, and you can request the Uber on the app. If you contact the Uber, they will want you to walk to the designated pick-up spot which is located at S. Orange St and SE 8th St near the Concordia Fire Department.

This Fall Festival will be one that we will remember for a long time. It will be one that we will talk about with our friends and family for years to come. The Fall Festival will make it seem as if we have arrived back to some since of normal. We need this Fall Festival more than ever, but we also need it to be a safe environment for all to enjoy. Together we can work together to keep everyone safe this Fall Festival. We are hearts in harmony. We are all One. We are Concordians. Enjoy the Fall Festival this year and remember to be safe.

08/24/2021

Monday recycle will be picked up today along with Tuesday recycle. Thank you for your patience as the new company works through this transition.

Chill with a Cop and a Firefighter was a success!! Thank you for bringing your children to see us! Thank you to the Conc...
08/21/2021

Chill with a Cop and a Firefighter was a success!! Thank you for bringing your children to see us! Thank you to the Concordia Fire Department and Ambulance for joining us this year! And a special thank you to McDonald's for allowing us to host the event at their restaurant and for providing free ice cream cones for the kids! ❤ 🚒 🚓🍦💙

Come "Chill with a Cop & a firefighter". The Concordia Police and Fire Departments will be partnering with McDonald's fo...
08/20/2021

Come "Chill with a Cop & a firefighter". The Concordia Police and Fire Departments will be partnering with McDonald's for this cool event. Chill with a Cop is an agenda-free and welcoming event designed to strengthen relationships between residents, children, and public safety professionals over a delicious cone of ice cream. Chill with a Cop creates opportunities for the community to gather and come together. McDonald's is providing one free ice cream cone per kid for the event. Hope to see you all there! ❤🚔🍦🚒 💙

Come "Chill with a Cop & a firefighter". The Concordia Police and Fire Departments will be partnering with McDonald's for this cool event. Chill with a Cop is an agenda-free and welcoming event designed to strengthen relationships between residents, children, and public safety professionals over a delicious cone of ice cream. Chill with a Cop creates opportunities for the community to gather and come together. McDonald's is providing one free ice cream cone per kid for the event. Hope to see you all there! ❤🚔🍦🚒 💙

08/18/2021

On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021, at approximately 1700 hours, Concordia Police assisted Lafayette County Deputies and Missouri State Troopers with a manhunt for a male who was wanted for multiple felony thefts. The male took off on foot into a cornfield near Blackburn.

On Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, at 0700 hours, Concordia Officer Richard Clayton was able to apprehend the suspect without incident along Brandt Rd near 23 hwy. Thank you to the citizens who live in the county north of Concordia that assisted us.

08/12/2021

FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF MAPES

The safety of our children is a priority for the Concordia Police Department, and when school starts back up in a couple of weeks officers will be increasing patrols this back-to-school season to protect students going to and from school. You will see officers in greater numbers watching for stop-arm violations and motorists driving dangerously along school bus stops and in the school zones.

When motorists are driving down the street before and after school they need to watch for buses and always drive cautiously. School buses remain the safest mode of transportation for students, and we need everyone's help to keep it that way. When you speed around a bus or ignore it's stop-arm is not only illegal, but also reckless.

In Missouri, it's against the law for motorist to pass a bus that's stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended. If you're driving and you see yellow flashing lights on the school bus you need to slow down and prepare to stop. Don't try to beat the bus. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive to your destination or just arrive late. It is way better to be late than to get a ticket or possibly taking someone's life.

The greatest rick to a student isn't riding the bus but approaching or leaving one, so drivers are encouraged to slow down, put away the distractions, and always watch for buses. It's also important that parents educate their children about school bus safety. Children should always look both ways before crossing the street and arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. At the bus stop, they should stay six feet (five steps) away from the curb, and always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and for the bus driver's signal to board. Remind children that the bus stop is not a place to run or play.

Concordia officers do not give warnings to motorist who do not stop for school buses. If you are caught not stopping for a school bus you will be issued a ticket. The safety of our children is a priority, and it will be strictly enforced. A fine for not stopping for a school bus is $155.00, and points will be assessed to your driver's license. If you accumulate a total of 8 or more points in 18 months, the Missouri Department of Revenue will suspend your driving privileges. If we work together to make the safety of our children a priority, then we will keep our children safe. We want Concordia to be the safest town to live especially for children. With a joint effort from the Concordia Police Department and the citizens of Concordia, we together can keep Concordia safe.

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618 S Main St
Concordia, MO
64020

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+16604632228

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