The Paola Police Department consists of 17 sworn officers, and 7 civilian employees. The department is led by Chief Paul Jokerst who was appointed as the Chief of Police on 04/18/2016.
The Paola Police Department's structure has multiple divisions including Patrol, Communications, Investigations, and Municipal Court.
The Patrol Division is responsible for emergency response, traffic enforcement, and handling of initial criminal complaints. The Patrol Division also has an assigned school resource officer dedicated to the Paola schools.
The Communications Division is responsible for operation of dispatch radios, computers, and telephones which receive dispatch messages. The communications officers must act quickly, efficiently, calmly, and accurately in receiving and dispatching both Police and Fire to emergency and non-emergency situations.
The Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of felonious and misdemeanor crimes of a serious nature. Investigators are also responsible for evidence collection and storage.
The Paola Municipal Court is part of the judicial branch of the Paola City Government. Traffic, misdemeanor, and city ordinance violations are heard in this Court. Judge Sheila M. Schultz presides over all court proceedings. City Prosecutor Lee Tetwiler represents the City and is charged with presenting the City's case against the defendant.
Dispatch non-emergency #: (913) 259-3640
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