Cassville welcomes Lombard as detective
Lombard: ‘I will do my best to bring justice’
Stuart Lombard, former patrolman with Cassville Police Department, has been tested and passed to become the new detective, taking over the position vacated by now-sheriff Danny Boyd.
Dana Kammerlohr, Cassville Police Chief, said before his new role as detective, Lombard was the administrative assistant, patrolman and evidence tech.
“He is now the Cassville PD Detective,” she said. “We opened the position up in-house to see if there was any interest, and we had one applicant — Stuart Lombard.”
Lombard was then tested for investigations, which he was able to study for for six weeks.
“He took the test and passed,” Kammerlohr said. “In fact, he did very well. It is quite an impressive accomplishment.”
If Lombard had not passed the test, the position would have had to be opened outside the Cassville Police Department.
“He does still have classes to complete, but he is currently filling the position of detective, evidence tech and patrolman,” she said. “He will have continued training throughout his career.”
In the fall, Lombard is scheduled for a three-week crime scene training, and in April he will complete a Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA).
“That is similar to a lie detector test,” Kammerlohr said. “He will be trained on the equipment to administer that test. We are proud to have him in this position. He takes it seriously and we feel he will do CPD and the city of Cassville a good job.”
Lombard became a part-time officer for the Cassville Police Department in 2017, and went full-time in January 2018. He said investigating crimes has always appealed to him, and he is excited for it to become a career.
“I had the opportunity to work with Danny Boyd,” Lombard said. “I learned a lot from him. Boyd was able to walk me through the process of investigations, and even allowed me to take a role in those cases.”
When Boyd left and the position opened, Lombard knew it was something he wanted to do.
“It was a tough exam,” he said. “But, the Monett Police Department worked with us and gave us materials to study. The exam was all-encompassing, from reports to surveillance.”
Lombard said it was rewarding to do so well on the exam.
“I love to learn new things and skills, especially in law enforcement,” he said. “The ultimate goal is to protect and provide peace to the city of Cassville. If I can expand my knowledge, it will be better for me, but it will better help the public as well.”
In his continued education and training, Lombard will get to experience interesting courses.
“This could open more doors in the future,” he said. “I love working for Cassville and have no plans to go elsewhere, but I can get a set of skills that can help play a part in solving crimes in the region and in other areas of the county.
“Danny had a great rapport with the community. I want people to know that I am available day and night for issues that may arise and I will do my best to bring justice.”