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OP police chief search begins in earnest

The City of Overland Park is beginning a process to hear from the community about its next Chief of Police. The City has selected an executive recruiting firm to lead a national search for Overland Park’s next police chief. Public Sector Search and Consulting and City staff will meet with community leaders in the coming […]

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City to kick off recruitment process for next police chief

The City is hiring its next police chief. The City will hire an executive recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search for a chief and engage the community and officers regarding their priorities for a Police Department leader.  A committee of community representatives will select the contractor to do this work. The selected contractor will […]

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Overland Park Police Department to encrypt radios

To comply with federal policy, the Overland Park Police Department will encrypt its police radios starting on January 23. Radio encryption means that the public will no longer be able to listen to Overland Park Police Department’s radio channels on a police scanner or online.  In lieu of police radio traffic being available over the […]

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Snow begins to cover a parked vehicle.

Cold temps, hot target: Don’t lose your car to a thief

Leaving your car running unattended to warm up in winter could leave you frozen out of a ride to work or school. It is not just illegal – it’s risky. In Overland Park, stolen vehicles are among the top reported crimes in winter. Thieves see an idling car like a sitting duck and can drive away […]

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A stack of packages sits outside of a white front door decorated with holiday decor.

Protect your packages; Tips to outsmart porch pirates

As many of us take advantage of the ease of online shopping ahead of the holidays, potential porch pirates can threaten to steal our holiday spirit….and our packages.  Here are five strategies to protect your deliveries (and your peace of mind) this holiday season: Track and/or schedule your deliveries Most online orders provide tracking information […]

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Overland Park honors former police chief

The City is honoring the life and service of former Overland Park Police Chief Myron E. Scafe, who passed away this week. Scafe was Overland Park’s longest-serving police chief, from 1971-1995. Prior to leading the department, Scafe made his way up through the ranks of the Overland Park Police Department.  Scafe’s service to the community […]

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Hear from Haven: National Service Dog Month

At the September 11 City Council meeting, Mayor Skoog proclaimed September 2023 as National Service Dog Month in Overland Park, a momentous occasion celebrating the incredible contributions that service dogs make to our community.  To honor the recognition, we asked the City’s resident service dog, Haven, to share a bit about her important work. My […]

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Overland Park Police Department completes Trust Building Campaign

The Overland Park Police Department is pleased to announce the completion of a pledge to enhance trust, accountability and collaboration between police and the community it protects and serves. Developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the pledge is part of the Trust Building Campaign initiative. To join the Trust Building Campaign, […]

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OPPD partnering with Kia and Hyundai to provide steering wheel locks

The Overland Park Police Department is partnering with Kia and Hyundai to help protect drivers from vehicle theft.  Certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles with steel key ignitions pose an increased risk of theft. Overland Park residents who drive a qualifying vehicle may pick up a free steering wheel lock at one of OPPD’s lock distribution […]

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