Police Chief Russell Tarr

Russell Tarr is a life long resident of the City of Moberly.  He is the son of Darold and Jeanne Tarr.  He attended Moberly Public Schools graduating from Moberly High School in 1980.  He is a graduate of Missouri Valley College earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1984.

On December 19, 1984, Russell was appointed as commissioned Park Ranger for the City of Moberly.  On October 27, 1985, he transferred to the Police department and was commissioned as a patrol officer.  In September 1993, he was promoted to detective.  In November of 1998, He was promoted to Detective Corporal.  He served in the detective unit until March 2000 when he was appointed as Sergeant.  On August 1, 2007, he was promoted to the position of the Assistant Chief of Moberly at the rank of Major.

In December 1992, Major Tarr was selected as one of the original members of the department’s tactical team.  On July 2, 2002, Major Tarr was appointed as the tactical team Commander.  In addition to the tactical team, Major Tarr is in charge of training for the department and has served as the Communications supervisor.

Major Tarr was accepted to the internationally recognized FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia in October of 2005.  This is a twelve week course for law enforcement managers.  Major Tarr has also attended courses with the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Springfield Mo. Police department, St. Louis County Sheriff’s department.

Major Tarr is a Certified Generalist Police Instructor in the State of Missouri through the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission.  He is an active Adjunct Instructor with the Moberly Area Community College Law Enforcement Academy.