The Harrisonville Police Department coordinates and leads the efforts within the community to preserve the public peace, protect the rights of persons and property, prevent crime, and provide assistance to the citizens of Harrisonville.
As the Police Chief, I welcome you to the Harrisonville Police Department. Recent events have piqued peoples' interest in public safety issues. The men and women of the Harrisonville Police Department are dedicated to working with the community to be more responsive to your needs. We continue to work with you to develop solutions to the issues we face daily.
Our mission and values reflect our continuing commitment to address the concerns that affect our lives. Your health and safety are our primary concern.
Enjoy visiting our website. We offer you the opportunity to view general information about what we do and who makes up the Harrisonville Police Department. We are one of the most diverse law enforcement agencies of our size in this region.
John J. Hofer
Chief of Police
The primary mission of the Harrisonville Police Department is to coordinate and lead the efforts within the community to preserve the public peace, protect the rights of persons and property, prevent crime, and generally provide assistance to citizens in urgent situations.
The department is responsible for the enforcement of all federal laws, Missouri state laws, and city ordinances within the boundaries of the City of Harrisonville. The department must enforce the laws in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.
It is not the role of the department to legislate, render legal judgment, or punish. The department serves the people of Harrisonville by providing law enforcement service in a professional and courteous manner and it is to these people that the department is ultimately responsible.
Individual members of the Harrisonville Police Department are valued for their unique contributions. The department is strengthened through creativity and participation of each of its members.
The Harrisonville Police Department is committed to close and constant contact with our community members to help maintain the quality of life enjoyed and expected. The Harrisonville Police Department is committed to furthering democratic values. Every action of the department reflects the importance of protecting constitutional rights and ensuring basic personal freedoms of all citizens.
Honesty and integrity are essential qualities of all members of the Harrisonville Police Department. These qualities foster an environment where members are supportive of each other and a "family-like" trust exists. The Harrisonville Police Department is committed to maintaining a high level of professionalism.
The Harrisonville Police Department is committed to a problem-solving partnership with the community as the means of maintaining public peace and order.