The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force is a Multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group serving the citizens of Buchanan County. The unit is a cooperative effort between Buchanan County, the City of Saint Joseph, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Our mission is to serve the community by providing effective enforcement of state and federal drug laws in an effort to reduce the amount of illegal drugs and drug related crime within the community.
The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force was created in November 1987 with funds obtained from the Buchanan County Law Enforcement Sales Tax and the Byrne Formula Grant administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety. A board of directors was created to provide operational oversight, planning and direction for the unit. The board includes representatives from county and city governments and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The board elects one member as the board chairman. The current chairman is the Buchanan County Sheriff, Mike Strong. The unit commander reports to the board and is responsible for the operation and administration of the unit. The current unit commander is Mike Donaldson.
The Drug Strike Force is committed to aggressively pursuing those individuals who choose to violate the law. We use information gathered from multiple sources and many investigative techniques to produce prosecutable cases. Often the information we use comes from citizens in the community. This information may seem small or insignificant, but when added to information obtained from other sources it can result in an arrest or a substantial drug seizure. If you have information you believe may help us and would like to contact an investigator please call (816) 233-3377 or (816) 238-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.