The Chief’s Honor Guard is a 12-member team that represents the Joplin Police Department in a professional, dignified manner at special functions. The Honor Guard’s primary function is to provide funeral services to officers killed in the line of duty and retired officers who have passed away. Typically, the Joplin Police Department Honor Guard is placed in charge of any funeral event that they attend. The Honor Guard is charged with the duties of protecting and escorting the fallen officer, folding and presenting the flag, and any other duties as seen fit by the Chief of Police. The Honor Guard attended multiple functions in 2022 from officer funerals, memorial services, and sporting events to parades.