Benchmark Cities Survey

The Benchmark City Survey was originally designed in 1997 by a core group of police chiefs from around the country. These chiefs sought to establish a measurement tool to help ensure their departments were providing the best service possible within their respective community.


2018 Benchmark City Results

Benchmark City Survey: City and Department Demographics 

Benchmark City Survey: Budget

Benchmark City Survey: General Information

Benchmark City Survey: Crime and Clearance

Benchmark City Survey: Traffic Safety

The survey, updated annually, provides a wide range of information about each department. With that information, the participating agencies can set better goals and objectives, and compare their performance in the various areas.

The Overland Park Police Department has taken the lead in compiling the survey results, and makes the final Benchmark City Survey Report available to all participants at an annual Chief's Summit hosted by participating agencies on a rotating basis. 

For more information, please contact John Stege at 405-366-5218.


Participating cities include:


  • Bellevue, Washington
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Boise, Idaho 
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 
  • Carlsbad, California
  • Cary, North Carolina
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Cheaspeake, Virginia
  • Chula Vista, California
  • Columbia, Missouri
  • Coral Springs, Florida
  • Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Fremont, California
  • Garland, Texas
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Irving, Texas
  • Lawerance, Kansas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Naperville, Illinois 
  • Norman, Oklahoma 
  • Olathe, Kansas
  • Overland Park, Kansas
  • Peoria, Arizona
  • Plano, Texas
  • Richardson, Texas
  • Rochester, MN
  • Springfield, Missouri