The Police Department is under the command of Chief of Police, Robert Pierce. The Basehor Police Department consists of an Administration Department, Investigations, Patrol and Animal Control. The Chief is responsible for overseeing the functions of staff, Municipal Court, budget preparation and long-range planning.
In case of an emergency call 911. Officers for nonemergency issues, animal control, after hours or on a weekend can be contacted at:
Leavenworth County Dispatch
The Basehor Police Department provides patrol services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The primary duties for officers on patrol include neighborhood crime prevention, business and residential checks, traffic control and a variety of other tasks.
The officers at all levels of the department partner with citizens from the private and public sector to enhance the safety and security of all Basehor residents, commonly referred to as community policing. Through this partnership Basehor residents enjoy a high level of protection and a feeling of cooperation.
The Investigations Division is responsible for criminal investigations. The detective searches, preserves and collects evidence, investigates, interviews victims, witnesses and potential suspects. Additionally, the detective photographs, fingerprints and performs other tasks at the crime scene as necessary as well as prepare and deliver the cases to the prosecuting attorney for court action.
If you should see, hear or obtain information regarding a crime, suspicious activity or other police related concern you are advised to contact the City's Captain or call 913-724-3397.
The Police Department offers residents an opportunity to have their homes checked by police patrol when residents are away from their home for a long period of time. Residents must simply submit into the Police Department and fill out a Vacation Watch Request Form (PDF) to the Police Department.
Per city ordinance all cats and dogs must be registered yearly. The owner must provide proof of rabies vaccination and pay the fee of $5 per animal. Check, money order, Discover, MasterCard and Visa accepted (sorry, no cash). The City also has regulations that dictate how many animals are allowed per household, leash laws etc. For more information visit the Animal Control page.