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Professional Standards Division
The Olathe Police Department is committed to providing the best service possible. Citizen comments and inputs are essential if we are to succeed in this goal. If you have any questions about any specific action on our part, or about how we operate, or if you have a recommendation on how we can improve, please call the Professional Standards Unit at the Olathe Police Department, 501 E. 56 Highway, Olathe, Ks. 66061, telephone 913-971-7500 or e-mail Major Wade Lanphear.
Receiving a Citizen Complaint
An inquiry or complaint can be presented or made by letter, telephone, FAX, e-mail or in person. Any on-duty shift commander or shift supervisor can accept an initial inquiry or complaint about police personnel. The receiving officer will ensure that your inquiry or complaint is directed to the proper authority.
The citizen may wish to pick up a complaint form and return it later. The Olathe Police Department address is 501 E. Old 56 Hwy., Olathe, Kansas, 66061.
A citizen may request the complaint form over the telephone where upon the form will be mailed to the complainant. The Records Unit telephone number is (913) 971-7500.
A citizen may obtain a complaint form from the City of Olathe website.
Every effort will be made to facilitate the making of the complaint by ensuring that the process is convenient, courteous and prompt. If the citizen chooses to only obtain a complaint form, and not speak with anyone, they may do so. To download the compaint form in PDF format, click here.
Acceptance of the Complaint
The complainant shall be promptly referred to any on duty supervisor.
The complainant will be advised of the outcome of the investigation.
Racial Profiling Complaints
The Olathe Police Department does not tolerate unlawful discrimination. It shall be unlawful for any Olathe law enforcement officer (member) or the Olathe Police Department to engage in racial profiling or biased based policing. The Olathe Police Department and its’ members will comply with K.S.A. 22-4610.
The race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religious dress of an individual or group shall not be the sole factor in determining the existence of probable cause to take into custody or to arrest an individual or in constituting a reasonable and articulable suspicion that an offense has been or is being committed so as to justify the detention of an individual or the investigatory stop of a vehicle.
Any person who believes such person has been subjected to racial profiling/biased based policing by a law enforcement officer, department member or the Olathe Police Department may file a complaint with the Olathe Police Department. The complainant may also file a complaint with the Kansas Human Rights Commission.
If the investigation of a complaint of racial profiling/biased based policing reveals the member was in direct violation of the Olathe Police Department’s written directives regarding racial profiling/biased based policing, the Department shall take appropriate action consistent with applicable laws, written directives, resolutions, ordinances, and employment practices.
If you would like to file a complaint, please use the PDF form below: