JCPRD Park Police Mission
The mission of the Johnson County Park Police
is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens
of Johnson County by providing effective, community-centered
public safety, resource protection, visitor
services, cultural and environmental education
and outdoor recreation opportunities.
JCPRD Park Police Vision
Our vision is to continuously seek excellence in law
and interpretation to protect people and resources.
The District hires and trains according to the same
standards as the County
Enhance the Quality of Life
Our commitment to Quality of Life reflects
our belief that the citizens and families of Johnson County
are entitled to the same quality of law enforcement services
in their parks as in their homes.
Sheriff and city police departments.
Service quality is enhanced by law enforcement officers
who choose to work in
parks as a career.
Effective Community-Centered Public Safety
Our commitment to Effective Community-Centered
Public Safety involves not only patrolling
the parks and investigating crimes, but also:
Planning for law enforcement services that embrace
the goals of the District and
the needs of the public.
A Park Watch program that includes timely crime
prevention programs for park
patrons and neighbors.
Safety reports of all District properties to identify
and repair hazards to employees
and the public.
Developing and maintaining emergency operations
Conducting site-specific crime prevention programs
for visitors and employees.
Our commitment to Resource Protection requires
enforcing park codes, state fish and wildlife laws and administering
District fishing and boating permits as part of an integrated
program that includes:
Understanding threats to natural resources and reporting
resource damage that
indicates an underlying or emerging problem.
Using educational backgrounds, experience and training
in both law enforcement and
natural resources in planning development
of park lands and facilities to help
assure an appropriate balance between
usage and resource conservation.
Monitoring and reporting on conditions that affect
park resources or public use,
such as creek checks that may result
in changes to fishing regulations or stockings of
Our commitment to Visitor Services ranges
from explaining where and why the fish are biting to responding
to questions about park codes, and regularly includes:
Responding with specific information to visitor
inquiries about District facilities,
events, recreation programs and class
offerings, and whom to contact to participate.
Solving problems for park visitors, which may mean
resolving a shelter reservation
or using knowledge of the area and past experience to reunite
lost parents with
Facilitating entry into buildings and facilities
for groups and individuals by
prearrangement or on call.
Cultural and Environmental Education and Outdoor
Our commitment to Cultural and Environmental
Education and Outdoor Recreation Opportunities compliments
our law enforcement responsibilities and includes:
Increasing appreciation of natural and cultural
resources in Johnson County
by providing opportunities for people
to learn or participate in a variety of outdoor
Researching and developing new educational programs
offered to school groups and the
Planning, organizing and leading trips for the
public such as birding trips to the Konza
Prairie or to see sandhill cranes in
Creating displays and exhibits for the Ernie Miller
Nature Center, presenting outdoor
amphitheater programs during summer
evenings or brief talks to groups such as scouts at
campgrounds or groups at park shelters.
We are proud of over fifty years of excellent
law enforcement and park visitor services
provided to Johnson County citizens and
District patrons. We are dedicated
to preserving that tradition in the future.
Park Police Officer on Duty
Non-Emergency (913) 782-0720
Witness an Incident:
Dispatcher (913) 782-0720
Chief Dan Field
Park Police Chief
Park Police Headquarters
Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Road
Shawnee Mission, KS 66219-9723