Support Services

The Support Services Division consists of the Investigations and Staff Services Bureaus and is supervised by a commander at the rank of Major.
Information regarding commendations or complaints can be found under Professional Standards.


The Investigations Bureau is responsible for the investigation of all crimes reported to the Police Department except those immediately cleared by the Patrol Division. The Bureau, supervised by a Captain, is staffed with 2 Sergeants, and 8 General Assignment Detectives.

General Assignment includes the investigation of the following crimes:
  • Person Crimes - assault, battery, sex crimes, robbery, and homicide.
  • Property Crimes - theft, burglary, vandalism, computer and financial crimes.

Anyone with information on a Shawnee crime is encouraged to call the Shawnee Police Department at (913) 631-2150 or email Please include:

  • Type of Crime
  • Location of Crime
  • Date and Time of Crime
  • Description of Crime or Activity
Staff Services

The Staff Services Bureau provides support to all functions of the Police Department in the form of records and communications, and is supervised by a Captain.

  • One Police Services Supervisor
  • Three Police Services Technicians - Records
  • One Police Services Technician - Property Control
  • One Police Services Technician - Property Control/Quartermaster


  • Supervised by a Sergeant
  • Three Lead Dispatchers
  • Eight Dispatchers
Professional Standards

Professional Standards was established as part of the Department's commitment to provide comprehensive law enforcement services in a fair and professional manner. The Staff Services Captain oversees the professional conduct of the Police Officers. The Captain is in charge of investigations into allegations of officer misconduct, critical incidents (i.e. officer involved shooting) and after action reviews of incidents such as motor vehicle pursuits and officer response to resistance.

The Shawnee Police Department is a professional organization with dedicated service oriented personnel. We want you to know that if you ever have any issues with the performance of any employee of the police department, we are committed to investigating your concerns and correcting problems. To report any issues call (913) 631-2155 and ask to speak to any supervisor. The Professional Standards Investigator will investigate your concerns. Contrarily, if you would like to make a commendation about an officer, employee, or the department, you may email the Chief of Police

The Shawnee Police Department is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all persons in enforcing the law and providing services. Racial profiling is strictly prohibited by policy and state law. Should you have a concern about racial or other biased-based policing it may be reported as provided above. It may also be reported by making a complaint directly to the Kansas Attorney General's office. The Attorney General's Office provides details about how to file a complaint.


The Community Outreach, Relations, and Engagement (CORE) Unit is staffed with 1 Sergeant, 2 Officers, and 4 School Resource Officers.

The Community Outreach, Relations, and Engagement (CORE) Unit was implemented to work collaboratively with, and coordinate the efforts of, the entire police department to implement crime prevention strategies and tactics while building positive relationships with the community.

The School Resource Officers are assigned to Shawnee's Middle and High Schools during the school year, and are responsible for investigating crimes occurring on school grounds and assisting with cases involving students. During the summer, the officers assist the CORE Unit as needed.

CORE can be reached by clicking here to send an email or calling (913) 631-2155.