Nixa, MO

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Nixa is a small city of approximately 19,000 residents, located south of Springfield in Christian County, Missouri. At least one reverse sting has been conducted in the city.

In August 2013, officers from the Nixa Police Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Combined Ozarks Multi-jurisdictional Enforcement Team (COMET) conducted a web sting. Although the details on the operation remain limited, media reports stated that Nixa Police and COMET agents contacted sheriff’s deputies for their assistance. The team then set up an undercover investigation into web-based prostitution in a room at a local hotel. Seven people were arrested as a result of the operation, including three sex buyers. On September 10, 2013, the men were charged with patronizing prostitution. All three has their names and other identifying information publicized in local media outlets.

Key Partners

State Missouri
Type City
Population 19022
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