The opening line of the Shawnee Police Department’s Mission Statement reads; “We the members of the Shawnee Police Department are honored to work in cooperation with our community.” The law enforcement ideal is for officers to work collaboratively with the community they serve to solve problems that are a concern to all.

    The control of crime and safety of the community's residents and visitors are everyone's responsibility. The Police, although paid to give their full-time attention to these issues, cannot do this job by themselves. Your attention to the things that you can control goes a long way toward creating an atmosphere of security and safety that helps Shawnee enjoy one of the lowest crime rates in the metropolitan area.

    We are a professional law enforcement agency and we continually strive to provide the highest quality law enforcement services in a fair and impartial manner.