Police - Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, here is a listing of common questions relating to the City of Lee's Summit Police Department. To display the answer to a question, just click on the question and the answer will display below it. If a question is not listed, we encourage you to contact us so we can answer your question.


General FAQs

The Lee's Summit Police Department Records Unit has developed policies and procedures regarding the release of reports that are in compliance with both legislative and case law, balancing public disclosure with privacy rights. Copies of police reports are generally available within five working days after the incident has been reported.  Click here for a records disclosure request form and follow the instructions in the form to return it to the Records Unit for processing. The Records Unit is open from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and is closed on all major holidays. There is a cost associated for copies of police reports. The cost for current reports is $5. Refer to the Schedule of Fees tab for other applicable fees. Be prepared to present proper identification when requesting copies of some types of reports. Requests may take 7-10 business days to process, depending on the circumstances of the request. Call the Records Unit at 816.969.1715 to verify that your report is available.

Information contained on reports cannot be disseminated over the phone. If you are requesting a copy of an accident report, you may also utilize an optional on-line service that now makes completed accident reports available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is an added fee for this service which is outlined on the web site: www.buycrash.com

The Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some services are available during core business hours only.

Safety seats for infants and toddlers are legally required, but difficult to install properly and are dangerous unless the job is done correctly -- the Police Department can help.

A trained technician is available to assist you with installing your child safety seat.  This service is free of charge.  Technicians are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00 a.m.  to 10:00 a.m., but you must call in advance to schedule an appointment with a technician at 816.969.1710.

Prior to arriving for your appointment:

  1. Fit your child into the seat, adjust the harness to the correct level (Rear Facing – at or below the shoulders and Forward Facing – at or above the shoulders).
  2. Install the seat in your vehicle. If you have questions, consult the car seat manual.

 Requirements:

  1. You must bring your owners manuals for both the vehicle and the car seat.
  2. You must be the original owner of the car seat. Any seats coming from garage sales, consignment sales or purchased second hand will not be checked. Second hand seats cannot be verified as safe.

You can also visit www.carseatcheck.org to find a local install station by searching your zip code.

Contact the Records Unit at 816.969.1715. A clerk will explain the procedure and the associated cost.

Fingerprinting is done by a police services officer and there is a fee for this service. The fee for Lee's Summit residents is $5 (for up to three cards). The charge for non-residents is $10 (for up to three cards).  Cards must be provided by the person wishing to be printed, the LSPD does not provide fingerprint cards.

Fingerprinting is done from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and no appointment is necessary.

Call the alarm coordinator at 816.969.1729 to obtain the necessary information to register your alarm system, as required by city ordinance.  You can also contact the alarm coordinator by email at, elyane.lynch@cityofls.net Or to read general requirements and to down load forms click here:  For more information check out the alarms page and city ordinances.

Your positive comments are always welcome and will be sent to the employee’s supervisor for review. The employee will also be notified that their service has been recognized. To notify them, Complete the Commend a police officer Form, and when finished click the send button. The compliment will then be forwarded to the appropriate contacts.

Citizens are encouraged to contact an on-duty supervisor in an attempt to resolve conflicts. If this contact does not achieve a satisfactory result or if you desire to file a complaint without speaking with a supervisor, a complaint form may be obtained by the following methods. A citizen may obtain a complaint form in the lobby of the Police Department, download and print a form, or complete and submit a form online. Any method will cause submitted complaint forms to be directed to the Office of the Chief of Police. All complaints will be investigated and notification of a disposition will be provided within a reasonable period.

The local number is 816.969.1752. You may remain anonymous, if you wish.

The Lee's Summit Police Department allows citizens to accompany uniform patrol officers during the course of their assigned duties. This perspective provides citizens with an opportunity to see police officers work first hand. Ride-along forms can be picked up at the front desk of the police department, during normal working house. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while completing the form. Call 816.969.1770 for further information.

Citizen Police Academy is based on the words of the founder of modern policing, that "the police are the public and the public are the police." At the Lee's Summit Police Department we believe that we cannot merely respond to disorder after it has occurred. We believe in involving citizens and business owners who recognize themselves as stakeholders in our community. If you are interested in participating by attending one night per week, for three hours, for a ten week period, you may e-mail the Public Information Sgt. or call 816.969.1707

You can contact the Community Interaction Officer, Beth Glover at 816.969.1708 or via email at bglover@cityofls.net Tours are scheduled by appointment only.

Stay on the line! When asked, you can let the dispatcher know the call was made in error. If you hang up, the dispatcher will call you back to be sure everything is okay. If you do not answer the phone when the dispatcher calls you back, a police officer may be dispatched to your location.

Call 816.969.1770 to schedule a House Watch. Be prepared to give information on dates/times that you will be away and who will have access to your residence while you are away. The officer assigned to your district will provide extra patrol during your absence.

Contact the Community Interaction Office at 816.969.1708 to schedule an on-site appointment. You will be advised of available methods for increasing the security of your home or business.

Established in 1987 Youth Court is designed to handle juvenile cases considered to be minor in nature. It is a recognized deferment program of the Jackson County Family Court and is specifically designed for first-time offenders. Contact the Youth Coordinator at 816.969.4210 for additional information.  For further information click here

The City of Lee's Summit has provisions for closing off certain streets for neighborhood block parties. City ordinance does allow the Chief of Police to temporarily close a street and designate it as a "play street" for the purpose of a block party. However, when streets are closed for a block party and designated as a "play street," ALL LAWS AND ORDINANCES ARE STILL IN EFFECT. These are not limited to, and include noise, litter and conduct regulations.

Where do we turn the form in once it is completed?
• Front desk of Police Headquarters

Is there a cost?
• It is free.

How many days before the event does it need to be turned in?
• A minimum of 10 days prior to the requested date.

Download the BLOCK PARTY REQUEST form here and fax completed form to: 816.969.1634.

A police officer is available to speak to your group on a variety of subjects.  Please be advised that this request needs to be made with a minimum of two weeks notice.  Contact the Community Interaction Office at 816.969.1708 to schedule a speaker.

In the City of Lee’s Summit, Mo, the Lee’s Summit Police Dispatchers answer 9-1-1. The call-taker will transfer the calls to Fire or Ambulance when necessary.

You will need to let the call-taker know what kind of emergency you have. Where you need emergency services, your name, and if there is any suspect information.
Who - who needs help?
What - What kind of help is needed?
Where - Where is the emergency?
When – When did it happen?

If you are calling from a residence, yes. If you call from a residence or business land-line we have the ALI (Automated Location Indicator) and we have the ANI (Automated Number Indicator) which should give us the correct address and phone number where the call originated. Should you call from a cell phone, we are able to track most calls to within a few hundred feet by using the GeoLynx 9-1-1 software and by using the latitude and longitude provided on the ANI/ALI. How close we can get depends on which cellular provider you use.
  

Upon occasion, the Animal Control Department may be needed to set a trap for a wild animal that has become a threat to public health or safety.  If you have a wildlife related problem or question, Animal Control can help you with finding a solution to the problem.  You may be referred to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

You can click here for a map outlining police department districts.

Mopeds and motor scooters are treated very similar to full size motorcycles when operated in the City of Lee's Summit.  In order to operate a moped or scooter on a public roadway, the operator / moped must have the following:

1.  A current Missouri issued safety inspection

2. Liability insurance as required for a motorcycle in the State of Missouri

3. A motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license

4. The operator must wear an approved helmet

5.  A license plate is not required and the Missouri Dept. of Motor Vehicles will not issue one for a moped or scooter

6.  The moped / scooter can't be operated on roadways with a speed limit above 45 mph.

Mopeds and scooters are governed by ordinance(s) 29-573 and 29-518 of the City's Code of Ordinances.