Support Teams & Units

Canine Division

The Canine Division is staffed with three full-time federally and state certified K-9 German Shepherd dogs trained in narcotics detection, tracking, protection and crowd control. The division is supervised by a Sergeant who maintains the scheduling and monthly training for his division.

Animal Control Officers

The Animal Control Officers of the Department are responsible for the impoundment, kenneling, and processing of stray, unwanted, and dangerous animals; the investigation and prosecution of animal cruelty complaints; and the investigation of animal bite complaints. The Animal Control Officers work in conjunction with the Humane Society and local area veterinarians.

Traffic Division

The Traffic Division is comprised of three Squads which cover the Lebanon community with 24-hour policing. Each squad is headed by a Watch Commander with the rank of Lieutenant and a Squad Supervisor with the rank of Sergeant. The Traffic Division is responsible for enforcement of all state, local, and city traffic violations. A Motorcycle Unit supports the Traffic Division with special assignments.

Crime Scene Investigation Unit

The Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit employs four state certified crime scene investigators. The CSI Unit is a 24-hour operational team that provides crime scene processing for crimes against persons and crimes against property. The CSI Unit has a fully equipped operations vehicle which maintains all technical support products to properly process crime scenes in a timely fashion. This special unit provides our citizens with expeditious services, exhibits the department’s professional capabilities, enhances the effectiveness of the Lebanon Police Department in solving crimes, and increases community relations.

Hostage Negotiations Team

The Hostage Negotiations Team is assigned under special assignments. The hostage negotiators respond on a 24-hour basis to all crisis intervention incidents that include but are not limited to all suicide attempts, hostage situations, and barricaded suspects. This support unit is assigned to the Special Response Team that is currently under reorganization.

Drug Interdiction Team

The Drug Interdiction Team is a specialized narcotic unit within the Lebanon Police Department. The team consists of veteran officers who center their duties on narcotic traffickers and asset forfeiture proceedings.

Interpreter Unit

The Interpreter Unit consists of three (3) Spanish speaking officers. The officers are essential to the daily operations of the department with the influx of Mexican Americans migrating to Lebanon and traveling through the City. They also provide officer safety factors with their capabilities and play a vital role during all interviews and interrogations or investigations.

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of Missouri

With the increase of Internet crimes against children, exploited children, and the modern slave trade, the Lebanon Police Department became a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of Missouri. A detective from the LPD is assigned to the task force exclusively to combat these crimes.

Auto Theft Specialist

With the rising thefts of vehicles, odometer turn-backs, and fraudulent VIN re-tagging, the LPD has stepped up efforts to combat these crimes.


For more information on any of the Department’s support teams and units, please contact the Lebanon Police Department at (417) 532-3131.
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