Message From Chief Donchez
I would like to welcome you to the Overland Park Police Department's website. As the Chief of Police, it is my goal to ensure that members of the department maintain the highest ethical standards and integrity as we serve and protect our community. This is accomplished by providing fair, lawful, and professional treatment to each and every individual in which we interact.
"Our first and highest priority is the safety and welfare of the citizens of Overland Park and the men and women who protect them."
I'm proud of the service and commitment level that each member of this organization strives to achieve every day, one that maintains and enhances the quality of life.
Our success as a department is directly tied to the involvement of our citizens. By establishing these key partnerships, we can promote greater community participation, maximize commitment, achieve understanding, identify problems and help provide solutions.
Please let us know how we can better serve you in the future.
Chief of Police
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Police Non-Emergency: 913-895-6300
Public Information Officer: Richard Breshears
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Our first and highest priority is the safety and welfare of the citizens of Overland Park, and the men and women who protect everyone.
The Police Department is a premier operation with high ethical standards. The city has one of the lowest crime rates for Overland Park’s size.
There are 302 full-time employees and 18.5 full-time equivalent employees. Of the 302 employees, 250 are commissioned personnel.
There are four major divisions: Patrol, Patrol Support, Support Services and Investigations. The department also provides special services and community programs, which include fingerprinting, seatbelt safety, reporting illegal internet activity, school resource officers, school crossing guards, school zone safety, Explorers Program, and Citizens Police Academy.
Each year the department updates its Annual Report, which is a snapshot of the department's accomplishments, crime trends, statistics, and other departmental activities.
We operate professionally, responsibly and with accountability from four police stations; however, walk-in reports are only taken at the W. Jack Sanders Justice Center:
- W. Jack Sanders Justice Center, 12400 Foster St.
- Myron E. Scafe Building, 8500 Antioch Dr.
- Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell
- Westgate, 11900 Westgate Street
Residential and commercial alarms can deter burglars, but false alarms are common.
All individuals interested in becoming an Overland Park police officer must meet specific minimal eligibility requirements.