Lee's Summit Police Department

Welcome to the Lee's Summit Police Department

Members of the Lee's Summit Police Department are guided in their actions by the department's Mission Statement, Values Statement and Motto.

Mission Statement

To provide excellence in police services to the community by safeguarding life and property, in an effort to reduce the incidence and fear of crime. We will promote public safety through enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner by protecting constitutional guarantees.

We are committed to building partnerships which allow a unified response to issues arising within our community. We promise to conduct ourselves with pride, unity, honor and commitment; thereby, ensuring the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Values Statement

As a Police Department, we honor the values of Pride, Honor, Unity and Commitment.

Pride -- Satisfaction in knowing we stand for the moral virtues of honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, commitment, and incorruptibility which is the standard for our department.

Unity -- Working together with the community by encouraging open communication and active participation to achieve our mission.

Honor -- Acting with integrity, regardless of the cost; defined by our courage, commitment, respect and self-sacrifice.

Commitment -- Our commitment is action based on trust; binding oneself to a goal to transform a promise into reality.


The Lee's Summit Police Department's motto is "Committed to Excellence".  

Police Department News

  • Detectives Investigating Early Morning Domestic Disturbance

    Detectives Investigating Early Morning Domestic Disturbance

    Lee’s Summit, MO – On Monday, 1/23/2023 at approximately 3:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 900 block of NE Bristol Drive on the report of a domestic disturbance inside a residence.  As officers arrived on scene, they quickly learned that a male suspect inside the house had fired multiple shots from a handgun during the disturbance.  Officers quickly evacuated the two remaining persons from the scene and set a perimeter around the...

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  • Officers Locate Unique Item During an Arrest

    Officers Locate Unique Item During an Arrest

    On January 6th, 2023, plain clothes officers with our Crime Reduction Team were working in one of our shopping centers to apprehend shoplifters. As the officers were coordinating their efforts with one of the businesses, they were alerted to a suspect that was walking out of the store with a large amount of merchandise. Our officers detained the suspect and began their investigation. The investigation would reveal that the suspect had fled the store with...

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  • LSPD Announces Promotion

    LSPD Announces Promotion

    Chief Travis Forbes is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergeant Scott Liles to the rank of Captain. Captain Liles has been with the LSPD since 1995 and served in a variety of roles within the department. Captain Liles position was made possible through funds approved by the voters via the Public Safety Sales Tax. Congratulations to Captain Liles!  

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