From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:               January 23, 2017

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Chief Lyndell R. Davis


Community Service Officer Program Has Productive Year in 2016


Community Service Officer (CSO) Program continues to prove valuable to the community.  The two CSOs assigned to the primary duties of animal control and certain property maintenance issues are kept busy with their various duties.  They are gradually making a difference in areas that otherwise had seen no improvement or were in visible state of decline over the last few decades.  In 2017 there will be even a more focused effort on property maintenance especially on the chronic issues most complained on by the public. In 2016 CSOs performed the following:


Total Number of Animal Control calls answered:                                   1587


Total animal related arrests (citations):                                                   287


Citation breakdown:

Animal neglect                          20

Cruelty to Animals                      1

Dangerous Animal                      2

Dog at large                              76

Fail to vaccinate                        93

Limit # of animals                        1

No City Dog License                 94


Total animal related warnings issued (written and verbal):                  723

Animal Bite                               28

Animal Complaint                   237

Animal Neglect                         59

Barking Dog                             22

Dog at Large                          377




Total number of animals seized by community service officer:               1211


Seized animal breakdown:

Dogs    397

Cats     439

Other   375*

*Non domesticated (Raccoons, possums, squirrels, etc..)



Property Maintenance:

Total number of property maintenance events:   249 incidents

Total number of citations issued:                           175

Total warnings issued (written and verbal):          145