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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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Explorer Program

Are you a student interested in a career in law enforcement?

explorerIf the answer is yes, then the Kennesaw Police Department Explorer program is a great way to get started.

The Explorer program provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the law enforcement profession, participate in regional and national competitions and earn college scholarships.

In the Police Explorer program, you’ll receive training in these areas:

  • General Police Procedures
  • Traffic Control
  • Communications
  • Accident Investigation
  • First Aid
  • Criminal and Traffic Law
  • Crime Prevention
  • Firearms
  • Crime Scene Processing

To become a Police Explorer you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 14 – 18
  • Be enrolled in an educational program equivalent to high school
  • Have no criminal record or background
  • Have and maintain a good moral character
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in Explorer activities
  • Not be affiliated with another Police Explorer post
  • Must be in good standing with the Kennesaw Police Department
  • Be willing to adhere to the Kennesaw Police Department Code of Conduct when representing the Kennesaw Police Department and Explorer post

For more information about becoming a Kennesaw Police Explorer, please contact Officer Matthew Meade or Officer William Bostic at 770-422-2505 or via email.

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.