Sworn in as Police Chief

Dennis (Bud) Schroeder was officially sworn in as Bellevue Police Chief this past Monday. He  succeeds 33-year veteran Chief Lynn Schwager who retired at the end of the year. A veteran of local law enforcement for 30 years, beginning his career as an officer in 1990, Schroeder is a 1983 graduate of Bellevue High School and went on to earn a degree in criminal justice from Kirkwood Community College in 1985.

He is a certified firearms instructor and has taught a Drug Abuse Resistance Education course in Bellevue for 28 years.

Schroeder is a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue and a member of several local associations, including the Jackson County Cattlemen, Whitetails Unlimited, and Ducks Unlimited.

He and his wife, Jeanette, who is principal of Bellevue Elementary School, have three children, Ronald, Robert and Rebecca.