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JCPRD Police Chief Dan Field

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 enforcement
and interpretation to protect people and resources.


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.

  •  The District hires and trains according to the same standards as the County
          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 plans.

  •  Conducting site-specific crime prevention programs for visitors and employees.

    Resource Protection

    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
          species.

    Visitor Services
    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
          conflict or using knowledge of the area and past experience to reunite lost parents with
          children.

  •  Facilitating entry into buildings and facilities for groups and individuals by
          prearrangement or on call.

    Cultural and Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
    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
          activities.

  •  Researching and developing new educational programs offered to school groups and the
          general public.

  •  Planning, organizing and leading trips for the public such as birding trips to the Konza
          Prairie or to see sandhill cranes in Nebraska.

  •  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.
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    Park Police Officer on Duty
    Emergency 911
    Non-Emergency (913) 782-0720

    Witness an Incident:
    Dispatcher (913) 782-0720

    Chief Dan Field
    Park Police Chief

    Terry Anderson
    Park Police
    Administrative Captain

    Rob Weber
    Park Police
    Operations Captain

    Park Police Headquarters
    Shawnee Mission Park
    7900 Renner Road
    Shawnee Mission, KS 66219-9723
    (913) 438-7275

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