November 10, 2016

Beyond the Badge – OFC. Gene Dixon

Beyond the Badge – OFC. Gene Dixon OFC. Dixon grew up in Chanute, Kansas and after graduating high school went on to play football at Butler County Community College. He came to Washburn University to finish up his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He joined the Topeka Police Department in 2008 where he […]

October 27, 2016

Beyond the Badge – DET Ed Keller

Beyond the Badge – Detective Ed Keller DET Ed Keller was born in St. Louis, Missouri into a family with a long history of working in the medical field. DET Keller instead chose to focus on Criminal Justice, graduating with a degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and then going on to earn a […]

September 22, 2016

Beyond The Badge – Officer Bryan Stricklin

Beyond The Badge – Officer Bryan Stricklin Officer Stricklin grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended Wyandotte High School. After graduating, he played football for Highland Community College and joined the Army where he served for eight years. He is a member of the National Guard in Topeka, and deployed to Iraq in 2010 […]

August 24, 2016

Beyond The Badge – SGT Robert Simmons

Beyond the Badge – SGT Robert Simmons SGT Simmons was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University. He started his career with TPD in 2006. He spent his first 3 years in patrol on […]

August 22, 2016

Beyond the Badge – Jim Green

Jim Green is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Topeka, non-sworn with the Topeka Police Department and has been with the city since 2003. He attended Kansas State University and Washburn University and earned a degree in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science. He’s a State of Kansas Certified Emergency Manager, certified […]

August 8, 2016

Beyond the Badge – Officers Alexander Wall and Luke Jones

Beyond The Badge – Officers Alexander Wall and Luke Jones Brothers and TPD Officers Wall and Jones were born in Ipswich, England. When he was very young, Officer Wall moved to Topeka with their father where he attended Hayden and Topeka High schools. After high school, he attended Washburn University and Mid-America Nazarene Universities where […]

August 4, 2016

Beyond the Badge – Detective Claude Harrison

Beyond The Badge – Detective Claude Harrison Detective Harrison grew up in Topeka and attended Topeka High. After high school he joined the US Army where he was a part of Operation Just Cause and received many badges, medals, and ribbons. After he got out of the Army he joined the National Guard where he […]

July 28, 2016

Beyond The Badge – Officer Sarah Friedrichs

Beyond The Badge – Officer Sarah Friedrichs OFC. Friedrichs grew up in Perry, Kansas and graduated from Perry Lecompton High School. Right after high school she began studying Criminal Justice at Washburn University. In 2009, she joined the Topeka Police Department. Since beginning with the department she has worked in patrol, in the traffic unit, […]

July 21, 2016

Beyond the Badge – Officer Robert Razo

Beyond the Badge – Officer Robert Razo Officer Robert Razo grew up in California and moved to Kansas in 1994 with his family. He joined the Topeka Police Department in 2002 and has served in many facets such as on patrol, as a Community Policing Officer, in the narcotics unit, and as a Field Training […]

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