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Message from the Chief



As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to serve at the Parsons Police Department. You may not always see the challenging work, long hours, and occasional anguish that the small band of police officers, dispatchers and police staff commit to each and every day. Unfortunately, the holiday season, is one of our busier periods of the year.


While we hope that the spirit of the holiday season is shared by all Parsonians, the reality is that it is not. Working mandatory overtime, 12-hour shifts and with little time off this season, the police staff will be working with Santa to make this a safe and sane Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.





For over 60 years, law enforcement agencies have been assisting Santa's arrival in December. We provide local weather information and tracking information to NORAD Tracks Santa. NORAD is the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Since Dec 24, 1955, NORAD has tracked Santa, opened up telephone lines for children to call and provides real-time updates via the Internet and the NORAD Tracks Santa App:


NORAD Tracks Santa Internet Page - 


Free NORAD Tracks Santa App - 





The officers and administrative support staff at the Parsons Police Department are dedicated, hard-working, and diligent individuals committed to serving YOU, our citizens. To show them that you value them as much as I do, I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side and so are YOU.





Of course, it is also SHOP-WITH-A-COP time. Mark Your Calendar to attend the Main Street Christmas Concert comes to Parsons on Saturday, December 3rd at 7 pm at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium. The performance is free, but a freewill offering will be taken to raise funds for the Parsons Police Shop-With-A-Cop Program. Learn more at: 




I would especially like to extend my sincerest appreciation to YOU, the residents of Parsons. Your efforts to support safety, in reporting suspicious activity and supporting our office help make our City a great place to live and work in. I am grateful for your assistance through the crime tips hotline, website, and in-person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.


My commitment to the residents of this City has never been more substantial. I will continue to collaborate with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve. The support you have shown the Police Department during 2022 has been overwhelming. I am very thankful.


Happy Thanksgiving!


Chief Spinks



Chief of Police