The Kennesaw Police Department is a full-service municipal police agency committed to providing high-quality law enforcement to those who live, work, and travel through the City of Kennesaw.  The Department operates in partnership with the community to protect life and property, preserve the peace, and prevent crime and disorder.

In 2009, the Department earned accreditation from CALEA (Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), requiring putting policies and procedures in place to meet 463 standards, verifying their commitment to providing the best service for the city. CALEA would like to hear from you on ways we can improve our programs, processes and/or service delivery strategies. 

CALEA Public Comment

Mission Statement

“It is the mission of the Kennesaw Police Department to assure that our community is safe from crime and disorder by focusing on the prevention of crime along with reducing the fear of crime.”



We believe in treating all people with dignity and respect, including showing compassion and concern for the victims of crime along with treating offenders with fairness. It is through our respect for people that we gain respect for our department and the law.


We are members of an honorable profession and should always conduct ourselves in a manner that earns respect from all people. Our actions will be governed by the principles set forth by the Police Officers Code of Conduct, United States Constitution, and the Law.


We strive to provide the highest level of service to our community. We value diversity and work in partnership with all segments of our community to achieve our mission of reducing both crime and the fear of crime.


It is our goal to achieve excellence in every aspect of what we do. We demand the highest standards for ourselves and are never satisfied with the “status quo”. We embrace change and continuously seek out new ideas, both from within the department and from the community, to improve our performance.

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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 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM for copies of both incidents and accident reports.

For emailed police incident reports, body camera footage, 911 recordings or any other police-related record requests, please file an open records request.

Accident reports are available online at BuyCrash. 


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 addition, 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.

To make an appointment for a background check or alcohol pouring permit, please visit

The Kennesaw Police Department asks that contact information is left on all background check forms so we are able to collect payment and process the form as quickly as possible. 

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.