#BeKindTopeka contest begins!

Its time TOPEKA!! Its time to showcase those in our community who spread kindness every day. Who are those people? Do you know someone? Let us know!
What: Nominate someone for the #BeKindTopeka contest
When: Feb 6-10th 2018
How: Message us on FACEBOOK (@topekapolicedepartment) with your nominated persons information and the form below. Make sure your nominated person gives permission-
What happens then?
The week of February 12th is RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS week-
what a perfect way to celebrate those who spread kindness in our community?
We will select from the entries and highlight a person each day-
PLUS- each highlighted person will receive a basket of TPD goodies AND our new #BeKindTopeka T-shirt
Come on Topeka- nominate those you know who show kindness everyday!

City of Topeka announces Police Chief selection…

And the new Police Chief is…

Posted by Topeka Police Department on Friday, January 12, 2018


Retirements DET Keller CPL Cortez and SGT Campbell

Happy Retirement to DET Keller with 29 yrs of service, CPL Cortez with 25 yrs of service and SGT Campbell with 24 yrs of service and OFC Blum. Its an opportunity to honor their career achievements and for them say thank you to their families who sacrificed over the years to allow them to do what they loved. CPL Cortez goes out of service on the radio and Dispatch has a chance to say thank you to all those retiring today..

Topeka Crime Statistics

The slides you see break down property and violent crime statistics for the entire city, and then specifically the west side of Topeka and  the East side of Topeka. The 2 sides of town are separated to correspond to the way patrol operations and radio frequencies are separated.

These statistics are valid up through November 21st 2017. The numbers you see compare week 2016 to week 2017; month 2016 to month 2017 and year to date 2016 to year to date 2017.

For example, on the first slide for Citywide statistics on violent crime-

Week to week comparisons show the city is up by 7 crimes-noted with the “+” in Homicide,Rape,Robbery to Business and Aggravated Assault/Battery.

Month to month comparisons show the City has seen a decline of 13 crimes- noted by the “-” in homicide,rape,robbery to individual and Aggravated Assault/Battery.

Year to year comparison illustrates the City has seen an increase of 46 crimes- noted by the “+” in the homicides,robbery to individual,robbery to business and Aggravated Assault/Battery.

This is how you would also interpret the other slides provided.