Police Department

10000 E. 59th St.
Raytown, MO 64133

Raytown, MO Police Cruiser Sunset Photo

Mission Statement

The mission of the Raytown Police Department is to provide and maintain a safe community by developing strong community partnerships and serving with professionalism, trust, and integrity.

The Raytown Police Department under the leadership of Police Chief Robert Kuehl, is responsible for the safety and well-being of over thirty thousand residents within a ten and one-half mile area.

Department Organization

The department’s current authorized strength is 41 full time commissioned officers and 20 civilian employees.

The Department is organized into four areas of operations: Patrol/Field Operations, Investigations/ Internal Affairs/Property and Supply, Dispatch/IT/Volunteer Corps, and Budget/Fleet/Detention/Emergency Preparedness. Each operational area is commanded by a Captain, who report to a Deputy Chief.

The Patrol and Field Operations is the largest division within the Police Department consisting of one Captain, 4 Patrol Sergeants, 4 Patrol Corporals, and 17 Patrol Officers and 3 Impact Squad Officers. Uniform Patrol Officers patrol all areas within the city limits, answer calls for service, conduct traffic enforcement and crash investigations, conduct field investigations and assist other emergency service providers when needed.

The Investigations and Hiring division consists of a Captain, two Investigations Sergeants, five Detectives, a civilian Crime Analyst, and a civilian Property and Supply Unit technician. The Investigations Division conducts follow-up investigations on crimes ranging from City ordinance violations to Federal Felonies, often working in partnership with other State, Local and Federal agencies.

The Budget, Detention, Fleet and Emergency Preparedness division consists of a Captain and civilian staff, which includes a Detention Supervisor, seven Detention Technicians, an Executive Assistance and the Records Unit, with an Administrative Assistant and one Records Clerk, who maintains all pertinent records associated with the Police Department. The division Captain is also responsible for annual budget preparation and management, as well as Fleet Maintenance and Emergency Preparedness for the City.

The Dispatch, IT, and Volunteer Corps division consists of a Captain, the Department’s Communications Unit, which consists of one civilian supervisor and six Communications Technicians. The full time communications staff mans the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Raytown handling 911, radio and communications needs for the Police Department. This division also includes management of the Department’s IT services and volunteer corps.

Community-Police Partnerships

The Raytown Police Department embraces a philosophy of Community Policing as an enhancement to traditional methods of law enforcement. Community Policing in Raytown has evolved into a comprehensive program made up of problem solvers from various city departments, all working together with Raytown’s businesses and residents. Community Policing in Raytown is an integral part of law enforcement operations in the city. City departments, notably, Administration, and Development and Public Affairs all work closely with the Police Department to address issues of concern to residents. Alliances with community groups, social service agencies, and various businesses have laid the foundation for a relationship built on trust, understanding and cooperation.

Community Policing in Raytown is a comprehensive philosophy implemented at the command staff level in cooperation with city management; administered by mid-management police supervisors tasked with team-building and resource support; and applied by all employees, sworn and civilian alike. Although Community Policing in Raytown is primarily a Patrol Division function, its policies and coordination are integrated throughout the entire department.

Community Programs & Resources

Volunteer Corps

The Volunteer Corps program utilizes a volunteer work force to strengthen community relations and help build strong partnerships, allowing police personnel to stay more focused on the police work rather than other time consuming projects that can be completed by volunteers.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Raytown Public Outreach ProgramsCitizen’s Police Academy

The Raytown Citizen’s Police Academy is a great way for citizens to learn about the inner workings of the department. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a ride-along with a police officer and will learn about multiple topics including Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Neighborhood Crime Watch, narcotics, SWAT, crime analysis, patrol operations, and a tour of headquarters. Registrants must be 18+ or a senior in high school and prospective participants must complete a background check before confirming enrollment. The program is always free to join and is typically held once a year.

Ride-Along Program

The Police Department Ride-Along Program enables the general public to observe firsthand what officers encounter during a normal tour of duty. To qualify for the program, the ride-along applicant must be at least 18 years of age or have the written approval of their legal guardian if 14 to 17 years of age.