Bates County Sheriff’s Office Raising Awareness of April Child Abuse Awareness Month

You may have noticed the blue pinwheels outside the Sheriffs Office and other spots around town.

April is child abuse awareness month and thus explains the blue pinwheels! Children are the future of our community and it’s our job as adults to make sure they grow up healthy and safe. If you see something, say something.

Missouri child abuse hotline is toll free and anyone can report child abuse! Call 800-392-3738. Did you know you can also file a child abuse report online? Go to to make a report online.

You can also contact the Sheriffs Office at 660-679-3232 to report child abuse.