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The Shawnee Mission School District is committed to promoting and fostering a safe environment in and around our schools. Our SMSD District Police Department was formed in 1972 as an accredited police agency as authorized by Kansas law.

The Shawnee Mission Board of Education employs District Police Officers (DPO) and Campus Police Officers (CPO) to help keep schools safe across the district. Both DPOs and CPOs are certified commissioned law enforcement officers in the state of Kansas.

Officers receive specialized training to be a school-based police officers from the National Association of School Resource Officers. Our department believes in providing safe learning environments in our schools, providing valuable resources to staff, fostering positive relationships with students, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting youth and protecting all students, so that they can reach their fullest potentials.

SMSD Police is also a participating agency in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program which provides training to focus on de-escalation techniques when dealing with persons suffering from mental illness.

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Shawnee Mission School District
Police Department

8200 W. 71st. St. | Overland Park, KS 66204
913-993-6220 Dispatcher (during school hours)

Chief of Police Mark Schmidt, Director of Emergency Services | 913-993-6452 Office | 913-993-6258 Fax