State & Local Law Enforcement
Several attorneys in the AG's Office are certified to teach law enforcement classes. They are available to train law enforcement personnel on a broad range of topics including:
- Criminal law
- Search and seizure
- Laws of evidence
- Civil liability
- Constitutional law
- Racial profiling
Agencies interested in training email the AG's office.
AGO and State & Local Law Enforcement
The Attorney General's Office works with law enforcement to fight crime and protect the safety and welfare of all Missourians. Public Safety Division attorneys serve as general counsel for several law enforcement agencies such as the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol. The division's Meth Prosecution Strike Force can assist law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting methamphetamine cases throughout the state.
The High Technology and Computer Crime Unit assists law enforcement in investigating computer- and Internet-related crimes. The team helps law enforcement with investigative and legal issues, providing language for search warrant applications, executing search warrants, and securing and analyzing computer and digital evidence in its Jefferson City forensic lab.
The High Tech Unit and Missouri Deputy Sheriffs' Association periodically present regional two-day training programs. These POST-certified, 12-hour programs introduce officers to the challenges presented by the increased use of computers and Internet to commit crime.
Participants learn how to conduct online investigations, and search, seize and secure computer systems and digital evidence.
Vehicle Stops Reports
Missouri law enforcement officials are required by state law to report certain information on all traffic stops conducted in the state.
The Attorney General requests that all law enforcement agencies electronically file their annual reports.
Detailed reporting on vehicle stops in Missouri for the years 2000-2011 can be accessed through the vehicle stops report home page.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Cindy Lowry or call her at 573-751-8828.
For more information, see the Attorney General's frequently asked questions page on this subject.
Incident Report Form
An incident report form was developed by the Missouri Press Association, Police Chiefs Association, Sheriffs' Association and Attorney General's Office with the understanding that it complies with the Sunshine Law. The form is not mandated and is not intended to replace any valid incident report already being used by agencies. The PDF form is coded and can be filled out on the computer.