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A Message from Chief Mansell

On behalf of the men and women of the Westwood Police Department, I would like to personally welcome you to our website.

In Westwood we see our role as providing “service and protection” to those who live in or travel through our community. Protection of the community is at the forefront of our mission.  However, we put the word “service” before “protection” because it better captures the relationship we strive to have with our citizens. We never want to lose sight that at our core, we are servants of the public who are entrusted to enforce local, state and federal laws on behalf of our community.

The strategy to protect our community focuses on a department wide team effort to prevent, reduce and solve crime. We know we cannot achieve this strategy alone. We regularly work in partnership with our elected officials, citizens and area law enforcement.

With these collaborative efforts, and your support, I am confident we can continue to keep the communities we serve some of the safest in the Metro.

Curt Mansell
Chief of Police

If you need an officer dispatched to your location, call the Johnson County Sheriff Dispatch at (913) 782-0720.  This number is staffed 24 hours a day. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911. 

For administrative matters, call (913) 362-3737 or curtis.mansell [at] westwoodkspd.org (email Chief Mansell). The administrative office, located in City Hall at 4700 Rainbow Boulevard, is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Westwood Public Safety Use of Force FAQ

After receiving a few inquiries regarding our use of force and video recordings policy we thought it was important we put out our response to some commonly asked questions. Hopefully it will give you a sense that having good policy is valued by your department.

Below you will find a document from Chief Greg O'Halloran responding to frequently asked questions

Use of Force Q and A

Fingerprinting Services

The Westwood Police Department only fingerprints residents of Westwood or employees of businesses located in Westwood. This service is available during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call (913) 362-3737

Westwood Police Department Response to NAACP Inquiries

COVID-19 Resources from the WWPD

Westwood Police Department Press Releases