The Lake Ozark Police Benevolent Association (LOPBA) is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to benefit the Lake Ozark Police Department and the community of Lake Ozark.


LOPBA membership is comprised of Lake Ozark Police Department employees and headed up by four board members: Chief Mark Maples, President; David Platter,Vice President; Shane Pierce, Director of Public Relations and Amber Ridenour, Secretary/Treasurer.


The LOPBA hosts fundraisers and participates in many community events, often in conjunction with other associations and/or departments. Monies raised benefit local charities, other non-profit organizations, and provide the officers of Lake Ozark Police Department with necessary equipment.


LOPBA funds and collected donations help to provide support for:


The Lake Ozark Police Department


  • Portable Breath Testers
  • New radar units
  • In car video cameras
  • Police golf cart
  • Other Miscellaneous Police Equipment


Community Organizations & Beneficiaries


  • Kids’ Harbor
  • Citizen’s Against Domestic Violence (CADV)
  • MO Special Olympics
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
  • Blue Moon Sanctuary
  • Convoy of Hope
  • Scarlett Heart Foundation
  • School of the Osage, Leland O. Mills Elementary
  • Special emergencies such as Joplin Tornado
  • Guns and Hoses Charity Game
  • Kids Police Academy
  • Secure the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Boy Scouts/ Pack 21
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Headstart



If you would like to donate to the Lake Ozark Police Benevolent Association please see our information below. Your gift is most appreciated!




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