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Helpful Links & Resources For Our Community

Animal Control

Animal bites, attacks and other scene safety concerns should be reported to 911. 

Most wild animals will try to avoid humans when possible, and most domesticated animals do not usually attack, however, when animals feel threatened, or defending their territory or young, or are sick or injured, they can and sometimes do attack. An animal that has already attacked one person might also attack others. Knowing where the animal is and avoiding further contact can be important in preventing additional attacks. Police will need to be called in to secure the scene before medical responders can safely treat the patient.

Johnson County has various resources regarding non-threatening domesticated and wild animal cases.

Holden Resources 

Holden Animal Clinic & Supply, Inc. offers wide range of animal supplies and veterinarian services for household pets and livestock and farm animals. Visit their website 

Knob Noster Resources

The Knob Noster Police Department is staffed 24/7 and is located at the back of the City Hall building. Knob Noster Police Department provides animal control services and has a microchip scanner, a handheld device that can read the registration number or code from a microchip to try to locate the animal’s owner.

Dog owners who reside within the city limits of Knob Noster are required to obtain a dog license. The dog must be six months of age and be vaccinated against rabies. The owner must bring proof of vaccination from their veterinarian. 

Knob Noster, MO Animal Regulations can be found here: Knob Noster, MO Codes

Warrensburg Resources 

Dog owners who reside within the city limits of Warrensburg are required to obtain a dog license. The dog must be six months of age and be vaccinated against rabies. The owner must bring proof of vaccination from their veterinarian. Dog licenses may be obtained at City Hall, 102 S Holden St.

Warrensburg, MO Animal Regulations can be found here: Warrensburg, MO Codes 

Warrensburg Cat Advocates 

Warrensburg Cat Advocates (WCA) offers assistance and education regarding the homeless cat community.

Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter

The Old Drum & Friend Animal Shelter is the only animal shelter in Johnson County, Missouri. This no kill shelter focuses on the health and welfare of every animal and to treat, care for and find homes for all animals entering the facility.

Humane Society

Humane Society provides a safe and caring haven for all animals in need that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs, and educational classes.

Missouri Department of Conservation 

Department of Conservation’s mission is to restore, conserve and regulate Missouri’s over-stressed fisheries, forests, and wildlife populations. Buy hunting and fishing permits, take a hunter education course, view conservation areas or guides to field, hunting and fishing

Professional Wildlife Removal 

Professional Wildlife Removal offers a variety of services, such as wildlife trapping and removal, removing animals from the attic, or dead animals from your yard, etc. http://www.wildlife-removal

Additional Wildlife Removal:  What to say on the phone to get free wildlife removal.


Locked-In and Locked-Out Services are provided for emergency situations only such as a child locked in a vehicle or residence.

Locked Out – Vehicle

Prepare to call for help if you have your cell phone with you. It is critical to remember that if you have a pet or a child in the car, contact 911 immediately. Police will be dispatched to assist and may have the necessary tools to unlock your automobile door safely.

Check all the windows and doors. If you left one of your windows slightly open, you might be able to use something to push the unlock button on the inner panel of the door.

Your vehicle warranty may include roadside assistance, and a locksmith can be arranged through the dealership.

The dealership might be able to unlock the vehicle remotely. If you drive a General Motors vehicle (Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, or Cadillac), for example, the dealer can use your verification PIN to unlock the doors remotely using GM’s OnStar emergency service.

If none of these options pertain to you, local towing companies will unlock your vehicle for a fee.

  • B&L Towing (Warrensburg) (660) 747-6088
  • Ron’s Tow (Warrensburg & Kingsville) (816) 810-5151 or (660) 429-6980
  • Tip Top Towing (Warrensburg) (660) 747-8512
  • Jackson County Tow Service (Concordia) (816) 228-2328
  • All City Tow (Odessa) (816) 633-5614
  • Huskey Auto Services (Knob Noster) (660) 563-6446
  • Mainstream Auto (Knob Noster) (660) 563-2991
  • Don’s Tow (Sedalia) (660) 827-2970

Locked Out – Residence 

If you rent, and are locked out of your rental property, contact your property owner or landlord to assist you. Otherwise, locksmiths are available to assist you.

  • Minute Key (660) 624-1486
  • Randy White, Locksmith (660) 909-5625
  • Johnson County Lock Service (660) 238-7177

Domestic Violence

Survival Adult Abuse offers a crisis hotline for victims to discuss options, emergency shelter, referrals to other agencies, case management, crisis intervention, court advocacy, resource advocacy, professional therapy, support groups, and a volunteer program. 

  • 24/7 Confidential Hotline: (800) 846-7597

Victims of domestic violence can file for an Order of Protection. An Ex Parte Order of Protection or a Full Order of Protection is to prohibit the Respondent from abusing, molesting, stalking, communicating with you or disturbing your peace, or entering your home, school, or workplace. 

More information regarding Order of Protection can be found below.

Expartes / Protection Orders

Register to to be notified of when an Exparte has been served.


Johnson County Board of Services provides resource navigation for families. Their Resource Directory  provides contact information for a variety of behavioral and developmental needs. 

Abilities LLC provides residential habilitation to individuals with developmental disabilities, and manages Individual Supported Living (ISL) homes, and provides 24-hour staff to these individuals so they are safe and supported all aspects of their lives – cooking, cleaning, hygiene needs, community access, school, work, and the fun stuff like movies, sporting events, and going to restaurants.

Check out our Premise Alert Program

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Compass Health in Warrensburg offers services for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders including counseling, psychiatry, psychological assessments for children and the Substance Awareness Traffic Offender Program.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

Call or send a text to 988 or Chat online

Teen Line – For Teens By Teens


Warmlines are like hotlines in that they are free, peer-run phone lines that connect callers to clinically supervised and trained mental health advocates who provide emotional support. They are intended to make an early intervention approach to alleviating struggle via support and care, while hotlines are more often used to manage an existing crisis. 

  • Compassionate Ear 866-927-6327
  • NAMI 800-374-2138

Crisis Intervention Training

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is an innovative first-responder model of law enforcement-based crisis intervention with community, healthcare, and advocacy partnerships. This CIT POST approved training course focusing on training the basic assessment skills for effectively handling incidents involving individuals in a behavioral health crisis. CIT training improves the safety of law enforcement, individuals, family members and citizens within the community. 

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for Telecommunicators provides call takers and dispatchers with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize a CIT call and how to respond effectively to persons in mental health crisis or with substance use issues, and to work more efficiently with law enforcement, first responders, and other criminal justice personnel responding to persons in mental health crisis and/or with substance use issues. This training is conducted under the instructional supervision of local CIT trained professionals including police officers, mental health professionals, consumers, and family advocates.

The CIT for Telecommunicators curriculum is recommended for all emergency call takers, dispatchers, and their supervisors and is a Missouri POST approved credit of 24-hours of training that addresses critical telecommunications-specific topics. 

Overview of CIT 

  • Understanding Mental Health Disorders
  • Child & Youth Interventions
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • De-Escalation: Responding to Individuals in a Mental Health Crisis
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging Interventions
  • Recognizing Warning Signs of Suicide and Self Harm
  • Building Resiliency: Surviving Secondary Trauma (BRSST)
  • Intel Gathering for CIT Reports and Use of Premise Alerts
  • System Coordination and Community Resources
  • Scenario-Based Training
  • Consumer and Family Panel
  • Certification Exam & Graduation

Emergency Telecommunicators are the first responders of critical incidents and often the first contact with a person during a crisis. Callers can be in extreme physiological distress, experiencing sensory overload that creates a confused state and constructed thinking. Many times, these calls are for barricaded individuals, people living with a mental illness, suicidal persons, domestic violence situations or even hostage situations. Telecommunicators must be mentally prepared to handle these incidents, to make decisions quickly and allocate resources efficiently. Their words and actions will likely set the tone for the remainder of the call.

Emergency Telecommunicators area critical link in the CIT program and may include call takers and dispatchers. The success of CIT depends on their familiarity with the CIT program, knowledge of how to recognize a CIT call involving a behavioral crisis event, and the appropriate questions to ask to ascertain information from the caller that will help the responding CIT Officers.

This course is designed to teach and support Telecommunicators with effective communications skills to not only get the needed information from the caller but also teach them how to use verbal communications skills to lower emotions and de-escalate the situation. This will aid in making the scene safer for your emergency responders, with the goal of a peaceful resolution.

Missing Persons

Johnson County has a structured interagency response plan for at-risk lost or missing persons. Law Enforcement will be dispatched to all lost or missing person(s). Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Fire department personnel will respond to assist in the search for juveniles aged 12 or younger, individuals lost at the Knob Noster State Park or equivalent conservation area, individuals requiring a caretaker, and individuals considered special needs (developmentally delayed, Alzheimer’s, Autistic, etc.) 

Autism Impacts: If the missing person is autistic, special attention should be given to water sources, railroads, and highways. Autistic individuals are drawn to these locations and are at an increased danger of drowning and/or being struck by fast-moving traffic. 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation of children. Johnson County Central Dispatch is proud to be a member of the Missing Kid’s Readiness Program (MKRP) via a partnership with NCMEC. Our telecommunicators receive specialized training pertaining to the processing and handling of missing children incidents. 

An Amber Alert  is an emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing child by media broadcasting and electronic roadway signs. Amber Alerts are reserved for abduction cases that meet certain criteria to maintain their effectiveness and increase odds for recovery of abducted children.

A Silver Alert is a public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons, specifically senior citizens with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other mental disabilities – to aid in locating them. 

Additional Resources for Kids & Families

Nuisance Violations

The city of Warrensburg has a form that can be filled out online to report nuisance violations such as tall grass and weeds, rash and litter, trash collection service, appliances, upholstered furniture, parking in the yard, derelict vehicles. Nuisance Violation – Warrensburg 

Local, State & Federal Links

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