Boone County Public Safety

Public Safety Offices/​Departments

Reporting Criminal Activity

If you are experiencing an emergency, reporting a crime currently in progress, or need immediate law enforcement, fire or emergency medical services, please call 9-1-1.

To report a crime after-the-fact, please use the Boone County non-emergency 3-1-1 telephone number. For more information about non-emergency law enforcement resources please visit the Boone County 3-1-1 website.

Non-Emergency Dispatch/​Reporting

  • Police, Sheriff, Fire, & EMS Dispatch(573) 442-6131
  • Centralia Police Department(573) 682-5182
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol(573) 751-1000
  • University of Missouri Police Department(573) 882-7201
  • Crime Stoppers(573) 875-8477

Resources and Information

Boone County provides a variety of public safety services and information.

We understand the importance of community preparedness and information sharing. That is why we strive to make sure we have the most useful and up to date technology and educational materials. Some of the public safety resources available to you are:

Community Partnership

Responding to an emergency is a community effort. Every citizen of Boone County can make a difference in assisting their fellow citizens and first responders in an emergency situation. To ensure you are well prepared and informed on how best to respond to an emergency, Boone County offers community Emergency Management training & exercises that involve both first responders and you, the citizens.

Boone County has partnered with local emergency responders from across the County to plan and implement the new Boone County Emergency Communications Center (ECC). The ECC houses critical emergency management and dispatch functions, centralizing emergency communications and management of emergency situations throughout the County, bolstering community support and involvement.