Police Department

Prostitution Sting

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release

 For immediate release: January 23, 2015


                                                                                              Prostitution Sting


On Wednesday, January 21, and Thursday, January 22, the Independence Police Department in cooperation with various businesses in Independence, conducted a prostitution sting for the purpose of contacting, identifying, and apprehending individuals who advertise, patronize, and promote prostitution.

 As a result of the sting, six males and 10 females were arrested and charged with various crimes that included prostitution, patronizing, and promoting prostitution related services in Independence, Missouri. As a result of the arrests, and the reduction of prostitution, any and all other forms of crime that invariably followed it have also been reduced.