When walking inside the Nixa Police Department, you can find multiple officers sharing an office and rooms rearranged to best accommodate necessary equipment.
Police Chief, Joe Campbell, said officers are clearly outgrowing the department’s facilities.
While it affects the current staff, he said the big need for additional staff also isn’t possible. There’s just not enough funding or room.
“Right now, we have 41 officers,” said Campbell. “When I started here, we had 25 officers. You can see we’ve grown quite a bit to keep up with the demand that we are seeing.”