Patrol is the core operational function of the Olathe Police Department (OPD).
Patrol officers are the first-responders for public service calls; and they cover the streets of Olathe 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Officers drive black and white patrol cars equipped with state-of-the-art technology; and they are equipped with top quality gear to assist the officers in their duties.
OPD Units within Patrol
- Field Training Unit
- Gang Unit
- Honor Guard
- Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team (HCNT)
- K-9 Unit
- Mental Health Co-Responder
- Tactical Support Unit (TSU)
- Provide community-oriented problem solving
- Patrol the City to preserve law and order
- Discover and prevent criminal activity
- Enforce traffic and other ordinances
- Respond to alarms, public service calls, traffic accidents and criminal activity
- Photograph and collect evidence
- Interview victims, witnesses, and suspects of criminal activity
- Prepare reports to include: arrests, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed
- Arrest and maintain the custody of prisoners
- Conduct breathalyzer tests and record the results
- Book prisoners and transfer them to jail
- Negotiate with suicidal persons and barricaded subjects at hostage incidents