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Emergency 911 Communications Division
Police Communications/Non-Emergency Line 24 hours a day: (913) 642-7700
is the goal of the Leawood Kansas Police Department's
Communication's Officers to provide an excellent quality
of service to the citizens of our city. Our center strives
to promote a team atmosphere among our Dispatchers and
provide them with state of the art equipment and training.
The Communications Unit is responsible for virtually all communications within the Police Department operation, including, but not limited to, telephone, radio and computer communications, 9-1-1 emergency service and dispatch.
Communications officers answer all emergency, non-emergency and administrative lines. All calls from citizens which require a police officer to respond are entered into the CAD (computer aided dispatch) system. The calls are then prioritized and police officers are dispatched on the calls using an 800 MHz radio system. Police officers' self-initiated activity, including traffic stops, building checks, citizen contacts, house watches, and motorist assists are also entered into the computer. Communications officers are also responsible for assisting the officers in the street by ordering tows, communicating with other law enforcement agencies, and running subjects, license plates, serial numbers on articles, guns, etc., through the ALERT computer system and NCIC.
The department's Communications Unit consists of 10 Communications Officers who cover shifts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are two communications officers on duty at all times, including weekends and holidays, and as many as three during peak hours.
The police department opened a new communications center, which is located at 9617 Lee Boulevard, in April of 2000. The new center is equipped with the latest technology and a new 800 MHz radio system.
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