Office Phone Number - 620-947-3440
Emergency Phone Number - 9-1-1
The mission statement for the Hillsboro Police Department is:
To provide a safe & secure environment for the community;
To serve & protect the people with courage, integrity & compassion;
To be a positive influence and work as a partnership with the community.
Our staff includes:
Daniel Kinning, Chief of Police
Jessey Hiebert, Assistant Chief of Police
Steven Janzen, Sergeant
David Funk, Officer & DARE Officer
Brad Richards, Officer & K-9 Officer
Zara is a female Dutch Sheppard born on Jan 2, 2011 of a liter of 16 pups from Rivera Police Canine in Junction City, Kansas. She is trained for narcotic detection, man trail, evidence recovery, suspect apprehension, handler protection and aggression control. Zara was first certified in December 2011 and recertifies annually. The K-9 Unit makes regular visits to the public schools to detour students from bringing drugs onto the school campus. The Hillsboro Police K-9 Unit is fully funded by donations. Anyone interested in making a donation should contact Officer/Handler, Brad Richards.
Zara succeeds Rico, a Belgian Malinois, who served since December, 2001 and has been retired.
DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. DARE is an education program taught by a certified law enforcement officer in the school to prevent drug abuse and to help students learn how to make healthy decisions. The students learn about the consequences of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as peer pressure, stressors, and conflict resolution.
Officer David Funk is the Hillsboro DARE Officer. He has been teaching DARE to the fifth grade students of U.S.D. 410 since 2000.