Professional Standards

Professional Standards Division
The Olathe Police Department is committed to providing the best service possible.  Your comments are essential to succeed in this goal.

Contact the Professional Standards Unit at 913-971-7500.

Citizen Complaints
An inquiry or complaint can be presented or made by:

  • Letter sent to the Olathe Police Department at 501 E. Old 56 Hwy., Olathe, KS, 66061
  • Telephone with the Records Unit at 913-971-7500
  • FAX at 913-971-5257
  • Report of Complaint
  • In-person with any on-duty shift commander or shift supervisor

Every effort will be made to ensure that the process is convenient, courteous and prompt. 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) of 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.