A recent public opinion poll give the Missouri Highway Patrol a 93.9 percent approval rating. The results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey were announced by Colonel Eric T. Olsen, Superintendent of the Patrol.
Nearly 90 percent of respondents who had direct contact with the patrol reported a good to excellent experience. Ninety-four percent of the the respondents gave the patrol high marks for overall competence. The entire survey can be viewed here.