Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police department. The officers assigned to the patrol division are the first responders whose primary focus is to protect life and property, prevent and suppress crime, and to preserve public order, all in an effort to maintain and enhance the quality of life in Fort Scott.
Fort Scott Police Car

Animal Control & Lake Patrol


Animal Control and Lake Patrol fall under the patrol division as well. These positions enforce city ordinances and are not commissioned officers however take many calls for service throughout our city and lakes.

School Resource Officer


The School Resource Officer is assigned to all the public schools within the city. This officer investigates crimes, teaches classes, and works closely with the faculty and staff at USD 234 School District.