Chief Bobby Elmore is responsible for the direction of all law enforcement officers and civilian personnel of the Purcell Police Department. Chief Elmore started his career in law enforcement at the McClain County Sheriff’s Department in 1995 before moving to the police department in 1999, where he worked his way through the ranks, to head the department on January 01, 2020. He and his wife Shandra, have two children, Aubrey, 11 and Sophie, 5.
Message from the Chief
The Purcell Police Department is a dynamic, full-service police organization comprised of 21 certified police officers and 3 civilian staff members. Each of our employees is dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.
At the forefront of our efforts is the philosophy of community policing and customer service. We believe that policing is a partnership between the police and the community. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, you can do it better with shared thinking. We encourage open communication with our citizens and actively seek their assistance in working toward our number one priority of making the City of Purcell a safer city. Our mission statement, which guides our department philosophy, reads: The Purcell Police Department, in alliance with our community, provides public safety and promotes a high quality of life.