Police Department


The mission of the Fort Scott Police Department is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of Fort Scott. To fulfill our mission officers work in partnership with the community as we strive to make the community a safe place to live, work and play.


The police department is charged with:
  • Maintaining law and order
  • Protecting persons and property
  • Apprehending persons suspected of committing criminal acts
  • Directing and controlling traffic
  • Investigation and enforcing laws of the State of Kansas and city ordinances
Police Department Photo

Department Structure

Fort Scott maintains a modern, highly trained and well-equipped police department, with a current authorized strength of 20 sworn officers. The department is made up of three divisions:
The officers of the Fort Scott Police Department take pride in serving our community and strive to make our city a safe haven for visitors and residents every day.