Kennesaw Police Department

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 provide the best service for the city.

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

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.

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.



2539 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 422-2505
Fax: (770) 429-4537
Emergency:  Dial 911

William Westenberger
Chief of Police

  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.