Community policing builds partnerships to prevent crime.

The community-oriented policing and problem-solving unit builds and maintains relationships with the community.

Community policing is a collaborative effort involving police officers and the community to address problems affecting the community. In addition to normal field work, the COPPS unit:

  • Offers security programs to enhance safety at home and at work, including security surveys
  • Coordinates community programs such as National Night Out, Operation Rudolph, the All Nets No Drugs basketball tournament, and Trunk or Treat
  • Speaks to neighborhood and apartment groups
  • Provides free residential and business security surveys
  • Advocate and support the crime-free multi-housing program for multifamily and rental communities
  • Reduces crime, drug use and gang activity in apartment complexes and residential areas
  • Proactively work to solve community problems and issues

Community Policing Assignments

The attached maps provide names and phone numbers for COPPS officers assigned to specific areas of Overland Park. The downtown division serves areas north of I-435. The parkway division serves areas south of I-435.


8500 Antioch
Overland Park, KS 66212


Sergeant Richard Breshears
8500 Antioch
Overland Park, KS 66212

Sergeant Zach Stephens
12400 Foster
Overland Park, KS 66213