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Emphasis on Health
Leawood residents take great measures to remain a healthy society, which is apparent in the number of fitness facilities and parks in and around the community.
Leawood residents are fortunate to have several hospitals and specialty services that are nationally recognized and ranked, located in the area. The list includes American Academy of Family Physicians, Children’s Mercy South Hospital, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, The Headache and Pain Center, Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital, the Kansas City Orthopedic Institute, Menorah Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Saint Luke’s South, and Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
The importance Leawood residents place on establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle translates into lower insurance rates and low worker’s compensation costs for employees. With a more productive work force, it’s no wonder Leawood residents are able to enjoy a high quality of life, both personally and professionally.
The Leawood Police Department prides itself on working with the community to address their needs and concerns. The patrol division’s three groups of officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Citizens can thank the 84 members of the Leawood Police Department for keeping the public safe and working tirelessly to provide programs to inform the community of potential dangers, such as DARE, Armed Robbery Prevention, the Citizens Police Academy, and a Women’s Self Awareness Program to name a few.
Above: The Leawood Police Department
Citizens can retrieve copies of their accident reports on the department’s web site as well as looking up real time crimes using a mapping feature.
Construction on the new Justice Center is set to begin in early 2012. It will be located at 117th and Tomahawk Creek Parkway. For additional information on the Leawood Police Department, visit their web site at www.leawood.org/Police.
The Leawood Fire Department provides exceptional coverage, operating out of three fire stations providing around the clock service. They respond to a variety of incidents including fires, explosions, trench rescue, etc., as well as incidents involving domestic terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Through a dedicated staff, additional support provided by on-call firefighters, volunteers and off-duty personnel, the Leawood Fire Department also responds to a variety of non-emergency calls including assistance with smoke detector installation, utility shut-off, etc.
Above: The Leawood Fire Department
The Fire Department welcomes members of the community to stop by any of their locations for a tour and to meet the staff. However, the Fire Department does request that you call ahead due to their unpredictable schedules. For additional information on the Leawood Fire Department, visit their web site at www.leawood.org/fire.
Emergency medical services are provided by Johnson County Med-Act. In March of 1975, Med-Act was created as a result of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners recognizing the need for a county-wide Emergency Medical Service, including Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities. Med-Act provides service to all cities that are located within the 477 square miles that make up Johnson County. Met-Act’s 120 field operations medical professionals operate from 19 fixed stations. Once dispatched, the units go anywhere at any time when notified of an emergency. For more information about Johnson County Med-Act, visit their web site at www.jocoems.org.