Police Press Releases & Community Briefings

Police Press Releases

Press releases from the Police Department

Critical Incidents & Community Briefings

As a department, we strive to work in partnership to protect and serve our community with honor, integrity and professionalism. We do this through building trusting relationships with residents and businesses in Lenexa.

We have created this Critical Incidents and Community Briefings webpage to be transparent with residents regarding critical events, while also maintaining the integrity of the investigation process. We appreciate your understanding that it takes time to thoroughly investigate critical incidents. It is always our intention to share information as soon as we can. 

As a matter of protocol, critical incidents that involve police officers from a Johnson County law enforcement agency are investigated by the Johnson County multi-jurisdictional Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team (OISIT). OISIT is a group comprised of well-trained, professional investigators from law enforcement agencies across Johnson County. While the Lenexa Police Department does have members that serve on the OISIT, those members are excluded from investigations which directly involve Lenexa officers, which is standard OISIT practice.

If our community has a critical incident, you will find updated information below.