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Administrative Calls (answered M-F 9am-4pm) 816-580-7210
Police Dispatch and Non-Emergency Calls 816-776-2000 

The Lawson Police Department serves the residents living inside the city limits of Lawson, Missouri. Our department is a growing organization serving a growing community. Dedicated to providing top shelf professional law enforcement services to the people of Lawson without losing the small town personalized service. We strive to be part of the community, not apart from the community.

Our mission is to provide each citizen with the highest quality of law enforcement protection at all times. Highly trained and dedicated to the profession, the officers of the Lawson Police are capable of providing full service law enforcement, from working the simplest of traffic accidents to working major crime scenes.

Our dedication to making Lawson a safe place to live is mirrored by our community support. Lawson Police promotes working hand in hand with the community to get a difficult job done. That’s why the Lawson Police goes out of its way to be part of the community, working with children and civic groups to educate the next generation. If you ever need a Police Officer, just give us a call.

If you have information about this crime, or any other criminal activity happening in the City of Lawson, we ask you to please contact the Police Department. Please give us a call at 816-580-7210 or just stop by our office located at Third and Pennsylvania across from the City Park. Feel free to speak to an officer in person at any time. If you wish to provide information while remaining anonymous, feel free to use our Anonymous Tips Form.

The Lawson Police Department works with several area courts during the prosecution of criminal cases. Most misdemeanor offenses are handled at the Lawson Municipal Court while felony cases are handled by the Ray County or Clay County Circuit Courts. If you are being charged with a felony offense, you will be notified and given a court date by the court or at the time of your arrest. If you have been charged with misdemeanor offense or a traffic offense, your court date is listed on the ticket given to you by the officer. Questions concerning the court process, including fines, court dates, or requests for continuances should be directed to the Court. Here are the phone numbers you’ll need to contact the courts:

Lawson Municipal Court

Ray County Circuit Court
Clerk’s Office

Clay County Circuit Court
Clerk’s Office