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Police carPatrol 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

Patrol Duties

  • 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

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