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Bill Westenberger
Chief of Police

Chief's Message

Division Contacts

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

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Chief’s Message

The Kennesaw Police Department consists of dedicated and professional men and women who make this organization one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in Georgia, if not the world. Our goal is to serve you, with compassion, equality, and without bias.  We aim to work diligently alongside every citizen and business owner to combat crime and foster programs which keep our city one of the safest in Georgia. Whether you’re here to live, work, play, or just passing through, we strive to keep Kennesaw a place you can call home.

The Kennesaw Police Department is committed to an intelligence based, geographic-policing philosophy which proactively addresses crime and the fear of crime through a shared relationship between you, the citizen, and the officers which serve you. We achieve this by using proven problem-solving methods along with community partnerships to enhance the quality of life for everyone. The Kennesaw Police Department maintains a long-range strategic plan that provides direction and focus on our core values. These four core values, Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence, are best described by the acronym RISE. 

The critical components to our success hinges on effective police-community partnerships.  Effective partnerships involve the willingness of its residents to engage in constructive dialogue with the police. Through intentional efforts to build trust and collaboration, police and community members can act as catalysts and facilitators to reduce crime and increase our quality of life. 

For these reasons, we invite you to become involved with the Kennesaw Police Department. Take time to learn more about our units, programs, and services; taking full advantage of the many opportunities to work together. We look forward to serving with you.

-In Humble Service-

Bill Westenberger

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 8 am to 4 pm. 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,  8 am – 4 pm (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.