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Violence & Substance Abuse Prevention

Administration Building 102
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4044


House Party Guide

How to work with the police if they come to your party

  • Don’t run away or lock the doors.  A host of the party should talk with the officers.  Refusing to answer the door will not avoid a citation, as you can be cited after the fact.

  • Stop the music and calm guests down.  Encourage your guests to follow the instructions of the responding officers.

  • Be courteous and respectful and comply with the police officers’ requests.

  • Uncontrollable and uncooperative behavior may increase the chances of a citation for disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, resisting arrest or obstruction of justice to be issued. 

  • If you have concerns or questions regarding police procedure or conduct, contact the appropriate agency during the next business day to voice your concerns.

Please note:  we are not lawyers and this guide should not be taken as legal advice. 

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