Bennie Church

Office: Pike County Sheriff
Status: Incumbent
Party Affiliation: Democratic
City: Bowling Green

Collectively, Bennie Church has 19 years of sworn and civilian law enforcement experience with the Missouri National Guard, the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Troy Police Department.

Bennie is a graduate of the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETI) of Columbia Missouri. He was nominated by his peers for the Student Leadership Award and also received the Outstanding Marksman Award. Bennie is currently Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified and has attended numerous continuing education units to maintain his certification.

Bennie has worked very closely with all local, state, and federal authorities to include the DEA and has a good working relationship with all of them. Bennie has experience in a variety of assignments to include working Road Patrol, traffic, Detective of General Crime and Narcotics, Field Training Officer, K-9 Handler, and is currently attached to the DEA Task Force.