Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located?

The Bernie Police Department is located at 206 W Crumb., across from 1st Community Bank.

I have been a victim of a crime and would like more information, who should I contact?

Call the Bernie Police Department at (573) 293-4454.

What should I do if I witness suspicious activity in my neighborhood?

We encourage people to call the police department when witnessing suspicious activity. Please call the main phone number, which is (573) 293-4454. DIAL 911, only if the crime is life threatening or there is imminent danger of a violence.

How do I contact animal control?

Call the Bernie Police Department Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (573) 293-4454.

Where do I find out about job openings at the Bernie Police Department?

To find out about job openings the in the Bernie Police Department, click here.

Traffic Related Questions

How and where do I pay a traffic citation?

Traffic Citations can be paid at the Bernie Police Department 24 Hrs. a day. Traffic fines can also be paid at the Bernie Municipal Court which is located in the rear of the police department. You can receive balance information at the courthouse or police department. However citations for DWI require you to appear in court.

Police Reports Questions

How do I file a police report?

Bernie Police Department is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week to file a report for crimes that occurred in the City limits of Bernie. 

How do I obtain a copy of a police report or event?

Involved parties may obtain a copy of a report in person at the Bernie Police. There is NO fee to obtain reports.

What if I have information on a crime that has occurred, or will occur, but don't want to get involved?

You can send a completely anonymous tip, or give the Bernie Police Department anonymous information, by going here.

Jail Related Questions

When is visitation for prisoner's in the Bernie PD jail?

Visitation is on Thursday's from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each prisoner is allowed 15 minutes total visitation time. For example, if 3 family members come to visit a prisoner, they would each get 5 minutes. No contact visits will be allowed. There will be no handbags or purses of any type allowed in the cell area. Persons visiting must show identification.

What items are prisoners allowed to have while in jail?

The following are personal items that are allowed in the cells:
A)  3 sets of the following:  underwear, t-shirts, white socks,
bra’s “with no underwire”.
B)  A toothbrush and toothpaste
C)  Writing paper
D)  1 No.2 pencil
E)  Envelope & Stamps
F)  2 paperback books
G)  Shampoo (Clear bottle ONLY!)
H)  Playing cards
I)  Eye glasses