Animal Control

Duties & Responsibilities

The Liberal Police Department Animal Control Division is responsible for responding to calls for service regarding violations of Kansas law and ordinances of the City of Liberal involving animals. Other duties include:

  • Administering educational programs
  • Enforcing parking laws in the City of Liberal
  • Handling adoptions from the shelter
  • Investigating cases such as animal cruelty
  • Securing stray or lost pets


Animal Control/Community Service is composed of 4-uniformed civilian employees, and 1 commissioned officer whose main duties are the enforcement of both City Code and State Statues governing the ownership and treatment of animals. 

Animal Control also provides educational service to the public on animal ownership as well as conducting Motor Vehicle Examination Program.