Welcome to the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office website!
|Message from the
There is a rapid increase, as well as a more violent
content, in crimes being committed in Gasconade County
during the last several years. We can investigate a
scene, take reports, arrest subjects on warrants, and do
what the law requires of a law enforcment officer, but
there has to be more. An active role on the part of
citizens is an important part in combating crime within
a community. Too often, a Deputy responds to a call,
conducts a neighborhood canvass, and is told by a
potential witness, "Yes I saw something, but I don't
want to get involved." This attitude is somewhat common,
and is at times warranted; however you, the citizen,
must stand with me to rid our community of crime.
Together, in a combined effort, we can turn the tide on
crime in our community, and make Gasconade County a
safer, more enjoyable place to raise our children.
As a husband and father, I believe that education is
definitely a way to help our citizens in the fight
against crime. Both young and old can be educated in
things to look for in our community. One may gather
information or be a witness to a crime while shopping,
sightseeing, or even driving to church. Our future
relies heavily on the knowledge and upbringing provided
by our parents and us as parents. Let us take what we
have learned about being good people and responsible
citizens and teach our children. Through education,
cooperation, and teamwork, we can prevail in eradicating
crime within our community.
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