Police Department

The Police Department is under the command of Chief of Police, Kevin L. Self. 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.

Police Services

In case of an emergency call 911. 

Officers for non-emergency issues, animal control, after hours or on a weekend can be contacted at:
Leavenworth County Dispatch
Phone: 913-724-3397

Patrol Services

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 sectors 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 prepares and delivers the cases to the prosecuting attorney for court action.

Crime Tips

If you should see, hear or obtain information regarding a crime, suspicious activity, or other police-related concerns, please contact the police department by email or call 913-724-3397.

Vacation Watch

The Police Department offers residents an opportunity to have their homes checked by police patrol when residents are away from their homes for a long period of time. Residents must simply submit to the Police Department and fill out a Vacation Watch Request Form (PDF) to the Police Department.

Animal Tags

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.