The Support Services Division consists of the Investigations and Staff Services Bureaus and is supervised by a commander at the rank of Major.
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, 6 General Assignment Detectives, 3 School Resource Officers, 1 Community School Resource Officer, and a Police Services Technician.
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.
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 general assignment detectives as needed.
The Community School Resource Officer holds several assignments, which are split between investigations, and serving as the School Resource Officer for Monticello Trails Middle School.
Anyone with information on a Shawnee crime is encouraged to call the Shawnee Police Department at (913) 631-2150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
- Type of Crime
- Location of Crime
- Date and Time of Crime
- Description of Crime or Activity
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
- Two Police Services Technicians
- Community Service Officer - Property Control
- Supervised by a Sergeant
- Eleven police Dispatchers
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 and manages the training of those officers with the assistance of a Training Sergeant.
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 use of force reports. The Sergeant directs the training of each Officer in the Department by ensuring the completion of necessary state required training each year. The Training Sergeant also administers the field training program for new officers.
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 631-2155 and ask to speak to any supervisor. The Professional Standards Investigator will investigate your concerns.
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.