The mission of the Hays Police Department is simple - to provide our citizens and visitors a safe and secure community in which to live their lives. The Hays Police Department serves the people of Hays by insuring the community's livability, safety, and security through fair law enforcement.

Message from the Chief of Police

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Hays Police Department website and to thank you for your interest in our agency. Whether you are a resident, visitor or interested law enforcement candidate, we hope you will find the information on our website helpful. The men and women of this department are ready to assist you at any time, providing high quality police service to the community. Please visit often, as we will be updating this site on a regular basis.

The Hays Police Department strives to provide extraordinary service to enhance our community’s quality of life. We are a community-orientated police department and as such, will work very closely with our residential and commercial partners to ensure we enhance the safety for the citizens, as well as the many visitors who pass through our great city every day. We have worked to forge a police-community partnership based on courtesy and professionalism. Our effective and efficient delivery of police services allows the citizens and visitors of Hays to enjoy an excellent quality of life. Please know that we sincerely appreciate the support of our citizens, and that your assistance is absolutely essential to the success of our mission.

I am extremely proud of the men and women that I have the pleasure of working with at the Hays Police Department. We select, retain, and recognize only the best employees. Every one of us strives to provide the best possible level of service. It is our daily challenge to provide a level of service that meets your needs. Please do not hesitate to let us know when we have met this challenge, or where we may have fallen short in your eyes. I am committed to accountability at all levels, respect and honest communication with the community, and a desire to work with members of the public to enhance the quality of life that makes the Hays community such a unique place to reside, visit and work.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about the Hays Police Department programs and services. You will find that our members are a dedicated, well-trained, and an enthusiastic group of professionals who take pride in their work. They are ready to work with you to make your home, your workplace, and this community an even better place to live!

Again, thank you for visiting our webpage. Please know that we welcome your comments and look forward to serving you in the future.


Chief Don Scheibler

I hope you find our website informational and user-friendly. Please feel free to contact me directly with your comments or questions via my email at dscheibler@haysusa.com.