Fulton Police Department
The Fulton Police Department currently has 28 full-time commissioned officers, one records clerk, one meter enforcement officer and six support staff.
Within the department, we have a seven-man special response team, a four-man detective bureau, two officers assigned to to public housing, and two officers assigned as DARE instructors. We presently have seven black/white patrol units, two marked four-wheel drive patrol units, two unmarked detective units. and a meter enforcement vehicle. We have a two-man bike unit used for special events and for patrolling the city’s Stinson Creek Trail when weather and man power permits.
Years of service for the Fulton police officers average 6.5 years with the average age being 37 years old. These figures reflect what a fine department we have and show the support and confidence our officers have in the department and the Fulton city government.
City of Fulton
Located just seven miles south of Interstate 70 on U.S. 54, Fulton is the largest city in Callaway County Missouri. With a population of more than 12,000, our community has it’s share of both residential and commercial development.
Fulton covers an area of approximately eight square miles. Our city has two institutions of higher learning – William Woods University and Westminster College. It is also home to the Missouri School for the Deaf, Fulton State Hospital and the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center, which is the central intake point for all inmates entering the Department of Corrections.
During the spring of 1946, President Harry Truman invited for British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill to accompany him to the campus of Westminster College. When Churchill delivered his “Sinews of Peace” speech, he not only addressed Fulton, but sounded a warning that was heard around the world. “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent,” Churchill told the audience at Westminster Gumnasium. Churchill’s “iron curtain” metaphor predicted the Berlin Wall, constructed in 1961 and remained in place for 28 years. Eight sections of the original Berlin Wall can now be seen on the campus of Westminster College near a statue of Churchill.
Since the historic visit of Truman and Churchill in 1946, the Fulton Police Department has been honored to provide security and logistic support for a distinguished list of dignitaries. These include U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, along with foreign dignitaries such as former Soviet President Mikail Gorbachev and former British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Edward Heath.