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Parsons POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Parsons Police Department has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1870 and the incorporation of the City and creation of the police department in 1871. Today the agency is a modern operation that serves a resident population of nearly 10,000 residents and an estimated daytime population of up to 13,000. Currently, Parsons is the 38th largest city in Kansas. The community encompasses an area of nearly 11 square miles and is the largest city in Labette County.
The police department's authorized staffing includes 26 officers and 8 support staff (including our Dispatch staff). The agency responded to 27,209 dispatched calls for service in 2022. Our dispatchers received 34,576 incoming calls plus 2,112 emergency 9-1-1 calls in 2022. Nearly 4,000 people visit the police front lobby annually.
Serving the community requires 24 hour-a-day staffing, a modern dispatch center and a small lock-up facility. Currently, the Department has three (3) Divisions that include: Administrative Services (Dispatch, Records, Evidence and Community Service Officer), Patrol, Investigations, plus a Community/School Resource Officer. Multiple patrol officers are available on every shift and the agency aggressively pursues criminal investigations with its Detective's.
We also staff and house the Kansas Combined Anti-Drug Taskforce (K-CAT), which serves all of Labette County. K-CAT is a team that comes together to address illegal drugs and is comprised of staff from the Parsons Police Department, Labette County Sheriff's Office, and Kansas Bureau of Investigations (KBI). The Executive Board is comprised of Labette Sheriff Darren Eichinger, County Attorney Mandy Johnson, and Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks.