Boone County (MO) Law Enforcement

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Law Enforcement

Sheriff's Department

Rural Police

  • Rural Police: Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, Sturgeon, Ashland


Columbia Law Enforcement

155.3100 - shared by County Sheriff and Columbia Police & Ashland PD & Hallsvillie PD
155.4750 - Joint Communications Repeater 
             (Columbia, Howard Co, Ashland, Stugeon, Hallsville)
854.9625 - WQNC847  Repeater-Wideband for Law Ops
152.1200 - WQNG741  FBBS 340 wt power; possibly for paging?

453.4250 - Remote Link 1-Columbia (for 155.7450 R)
453.9250 - Columbia PD RF-2, Remote Link- Columbia (for 155.7450 R)
460.5250 - Columbia PD RF-4, Remote Link- Columbia (for 155.7450 R)

156.1500 - Columbia PD Police Car-to-Car/Detectives [Ch 3]
           (confirmed as having voice inversion/analog encryption available)
  • Columbia Police CH2 has switched from BM to RM. Not sure on the input freq. yet but it is definitely a repeater/mobile system now (Updated 3/01/16)
  • Police Beat Map (Updated 2019)

Unit IDs

Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia Police Department Unit IDs

ID Assignment Notes
1-PAUL-xx, 2-PAUL-xx, 3-PAUL-xx, 4-PAUL-xx and 5-PAUL-xx Patrol units. 1-4 belong to city PD, 5-10 is county.
  • First number refers to the officer's shift
  • Last two digits correspond to the beat.
ADAM-1 - Adam-4 Administration – Chief of Police, Assistant Chiefs, Accreditation Manager, and Internal Affairs

Supervisor and investigator. ||

BOY-1 - Boy-6 Downtown units/Court Security Heard May 19th 2021 at municipal court building 600 E Broadway
CHARLES-56 - Charles-59 CSAs 'Community Service Aids' for non injury accidents, traffic control, parking violations and such.
DAVID-xx CPD and County detectives. “1 David 28 enroute to assist 5 David 15”
EDWARD-xx Patrol Unit on Special Assignment Have heard them making traffic stops without the Edward/Tom designation as well as special assignment at Ashland High School. Both city and county seem to use this designation. It seems to simply replace P in a unit's usual sector/beat designation. Like the Ocean Units, Edward Units quite often have the shift prefix "0."
EDWARD/TOM-x Special Assignment/Traffic Unit
JOHN-x Prisoner Transport Always designated 1-John-1.
KING-xx Canine (K-9) units
LINCOLN-x Lieutenant Have heard 1-Lincoln-1, 1-Lincoln-2, and 5-Lincoln-5
PAUL-xx Patrol Units County also uses this designation for deputies assigned to patrol.
TOM-xx Traffic units
ROBERT-xx School Resource Officers assigned to Columbia Public Schools and all county schools (Hallsville, Sturgeon, Harrisburg, Ashland)
OCEAN-x Community Outreach Unit Often heard with the shift designation "0" as in zero-ocean-one
SAM-xx Sergeant
SAM/TOM-x Traffic Unit Sergeant
VICTOR Sheriff’s violent crime task force Was dispatched as "5 Victor/King" meaning it was also a K9 unit. 5 prefix indicates county unit.
WILLIAM-x Columbia park rangers Heard a Sergeant ask that 1 William 2 be dispatched to back up another unit. 1 Prefix indicates city unit.
YOUNG-x Airport Police 1 Young 7 requested assistance, dispatch sent a Columbia unit to the airport. This is Columbia PD, not security or TSA

Another Unit ID System:

Boone County Sherrif's Dept. Unit IDs

ID Assignment Notes
5xx, 8xx Sheriff's Department There is no apparent pattern to the unit numbers.
7xx Ashland PD? 7 Adam 1 seems to be the chief of police. Same numbering scheme as 5xx and 8xx units, but always in Ashland or U.S. 63 near Ashland with other 7xx units.
9xx warrant round up used every couple of months they go out for the night and pick up people with a warrant and are also used for special events like the Boone County Fair.
D-5x Sheriff's Department detectives Most Boone County Sheriff Detectives Drive 2015 Ford Taurus's the one shown here
J-6x (J-60 and J-61) prisoner transports Make frequent trips between the county jail and the Columbia Police Department.
PAUL-x Deputies assigned to patrol Example: 5 Paul 5 or 8 Paul 3
SAM-xx Sergeant
SR-5x Sheriff's Department School Resource Officers assigned to schools in Ashland, Hallsville and Sturgeon.

Centralia Police Department (MO) Radio Frequency Information

  • WPBH443 - add 159.1125 Mobile Extenders (6/13)
24803  Centralia on MOSWIN; a low activity talkgroup.

Missouri Department Of Conservation Unit IDs

Ranger 6 is a either a park ranger in Boone County or a Conservation Agent in Boone County.

Other Departments Unit IDs

Other city police departments in Boone County using Columbia Joint Communications: They are on 155.310.

7A1-7P35 Ashland Police Department
8A1-8P12 Hallsville Police Department

Brevity Codes

  • Columbia seems not to use ten codes
Code-7 CPD officer is out for lunch
  • either the dispatcher is asking the officer if subject can hear the radio, or
  • officer is enroute somewhere with someone not in custody
10-15 subject in custody in route to police or sheriff department; usually right after they are done saying the are 10-15 they will say they are either enroute to BCJ or CPD for processing.
10-99 subject has warrant

Misc. Frequencies


Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
155.04000  WPGX499   BM  Ashld Police Police (freq used on MOSWIN 1-013)  FMN  Law Tac 
173.32500  WQKJ505   Ashland WDD Water Data  Telm  Data 
  • 155.040 Ashland Police Department Dispatch (Nothing heard on this frequency, yet.)

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