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Bill Westenberger
Chief of Police

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Department Address:
2539 J O Stephenson Ave
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Emergency: Dial 911

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Chief’s Message

chiefFrom Chief Bill Westenberger

Police encounters with the public have made frontline news throughout our nation over the past couple of years. Although Kennesaw Police enjoy a great relationship with our community, we realize that we can’t take it for granted. It’s easy to recognize that there are several variables that play a role in the relationships between law enforcement and its community. We must continue to work through the variables to maintain the trust we share in our community.

As I think through so many variables at hand, one of my biggest concerns is the role mental illness plays in many police encounters. Unfortunately, our society still struggles with how to best address this concern on a broad scale while many families work through their intimate challenges daily.

Like many agencies, KPD has taken a proactive approach to help us bridge the gaps with those suffering from mental illness. Our primary focus is for safe and calm encounters while reaching the best outcome for all involved. To help us reach that outcome, we committed over a year ago, to send our officers through Crisis Intervention Training. Those who have been have already benefited from using those skills.

Nationally, the International Association of Chiefs of Police just unveiled the “One Mind Campaign”. Kennesaw Police will join agencies across the nation in pledging to be a part of this proactive approach. The “One Mind Campaign” seeks to improve Police Response to Persons Affected by Mental Illness. Fortunately, we are well on the way to reaching the goal of this campaign.

We realize that our community relationships and partnerships go a long way in keeping our community safe. We work hard to maintain those ties with those we serve and are committed to embracing programs that makes our community safer.

Thank you for your continued support of our KPD team. Together we are keeping Kennesaw an awesome place to live, work, and play – a place to call HOME!!

-In Humble Service-

Bill Westenberger

Thought for the month:
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I obtain a copy of a police or accident report?

Come to the Records Unit anytime Monday through Friday from 7 am until 5 pm. Call 770-429-4532 for additional information.

How do I arrange for fingerprinting?

Fingerprinting is done Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 11:30 am. Check in at the Police Lobby. A Staff Officer will be notified and escort the applicant to the print room and back to the lobby.

Does the Police Department offer GCIC background checks and alcohol pouring permits?

Yes.  You must have a Georgia photo ID and work permit if not a US citizen. In addtion, you must have no felony convictions within the last 5 years and no current alcohol/drug probation. Omitting any arrests regardless of disposition will disqualify you for 6 months. Two or more alcohol/drug convictions within the last five years will result in denial.

GCIC background checks  $15 cash; 9 am – 3 pm  M-F (next day pick up)

Alcohol Pouring Permits: $25 (new); $15 (renewals) cash; Mon/Wed/Fri,  9 am – 3 pm ; Tue/Thu 9 am – 11:30 am (next day pick up)

How can I report vehicles that are parked illegally?

If vehicles are observed illegally parked on the street or even private property, immediately call 770-422-2505 (police non-emergency) and ask that an officer be dispatched if possible.  No action can be taken to correct the situation unless an officer observes the violation. Cell phone photographs attached to a Kennesaw Support System ticket are not an acceptable substitute.

Does the police department provide a “safe transaction zone” for sales transactions of items initiated online?

Yes, the police department located in City Hall has a large lobby area which is an excellent safe area for transactions. Upon request, a police officer will even stand by.