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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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T.R.A.C.K Program

The Kennesaw Police Department T.R.A.C.K. program is an innovative crime prevention and reduction strategy developed by members of the Kennesaw Police Department under the guidance of the Chief of Police. The goal is to assist the department in taking proactive measures to keep crime rate low in spite of the rapid growth in population.

The acronym T.R.A.C.K. represents the core values of the program:  Teamwork, Results, Accountability, Communication, Kennesaw.  The program emphasizes that the department focuses on our core mission of crime prevention and reduction.  We accomplish this goal by working together, not only internally, but also with other stakeholders. Crime prevention and reduction is very much a working partnership involving the police department, other public/private agencies and the community.

Our focus in not just on activity, but results. We assess the outcome of our efforts by closely monitoring crime rates, crime analysis and community feedback. Regular meetings are held both internally and with the community to discuss crime trends, formulate strategies and to obtain input on our overall performance. Good communication with all of our crime prevention partners is essential.

Every member of the Kennesaw Police Department is held accountable for our overall performance. We strongly believe in the philosophy “Every Officer is a Patrolman,” which means that regardless of what position officers may have in the department, they have a responsibility to take part in crime reduction activities such as street patrol on a regular basis.

The results of the T.R.A.C.K. Program have been encouraging. In the two years since the program was implemented, the City of Kennesaw has experienced an approximate 17% decrease in Part 1 Crime (adjusted for population).

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.