Community Policing

Community Policing is proactive, solution-based and community driven. It requires local government, law enforcement agencies and law-abiding citizens to work together to arrest offenders, prevent crime, solve ongoing problems and improve the overall quality of community life.  

The current trend in American policing today is toward the philosophy of Community-Oriented Policing. This strategy focuses on the causes of crime and places an emphasis on integrating policing with the community and the neighborhood. 

Our officers regularly attend neighborhood watch meetings, business/merchant association group meetings; meet with citizen activists, church leaders, and other public service agencies and providers. The officer’s network with other police departments and governmental agencies in an effort to address crime, fear of crime, social and physical disorder, neighborhood and community decay.

Police Report Desk
Located at the Midtown Metro Transit Center at 48th & State Ave. The Department’s differential police response is divided into (2) functions;

  • Police Tele-sever Center
    • Takes police reports via phone. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 10:30PM. P:  (913) 573-6202 
  • Police Report Desk
    • Open (24) hours a day, (7) days a week. Provides a location  to report crimes. Police reports can be taken either over the telephone, or as walk-in reports.

The following police reports can be taken via phone:

  • Theft Report; certain stipulations apply
  • Theft of Lost or Misplaced Property
  • Phone Harassment or Annoying Phone Calls
  • Identity Theft
  • Burglary from Vehicle
  • Criminal Damage to Property

Walk-in Reports at the Report Desk

There are no restrictions on the type of walk-in police reports. Motor vehicle accident reports require both parties involved to be present at the same time. Injury accidents are not taken at the Report Desk. An officer will be sent to the scene of such occurrences.

Emergency situations & crimes in progress: Call: 911
Non-life threatening situations: Call: (913) 596-3000

Your Help Needed
When requesting services for non-emergency/non-life threatening situations, we ask for your patience in waiting for the arrival of a police officer, as emergency calls have priority over non-emergency calls. The officer will respond to your call as soon as possible.