Police

Mission Statement


Officers shall preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, recover lost or stolen property, and enforce in a fair and impartial manner the Ordinances of the City of Chanute and the Statutes of the State of Kansas.

Officers shall serve the public by direction, counsel and in other ways that do not interfere with the discharge of their police responsibilities. They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their service with honesty, zeal, courage, fidelity, and sound judgment.
Officer Badge
Officers, in accomplishing their mission, shall recognize that the power of the Police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent upon the public approval of their existence, actions, behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect. To secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public also means obtaining the willing cooperation of the public in the task of securing observations of the laws. The extent to which the cooperation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the use of physical force in achieving police objectives.
The test of Police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of Police action in dealing with them.
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