City of Shawnee


 The Shawnee Police Department’s commitment to serving you with purpose and care remains strong despite the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). In our efforts to protect you and our employees, we have enacted the following precautionary safety measures for our calls for service and other police department functions.

The following safety measures have been implemented until further notice:

  • Officers will practice social distancing on calls for service whenever possible.
  • Officers and dispatchers may ask questions regarding medical status prior to making contact
  • In some situations, officers may wear respirators/face masks.
  • Officers may make telephone contact on non-emergency calls for service when appropriate.
  • Police department tours have been suspended.
  • Speaking engagements to groups have been suspended.
  • All citizen volunteer services have been suspended.
  • Citizens’ Police Academy has been suspended.

The above-listed changes reflect our efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Please know in this time of uncertainty, the Shawnee Police Department is here. We are committed to providing all necessary emergency services now and in the future.