KU Public Management Center graduates 2 TPD from Law Enforcement Leadership Academy

the 4th Class of the partnership between the University of Kansas Public Management Center and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduated after a one year program.
TPD was there to congratulate 2 of our own- LT Jennifer Cross, currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau and LT John Sturgeon, currently assigned to the Administration Bureau. Congrats to both LT’s!

TPD promotes two to Sergeant

Congratulations to TPDs newest SERGEANTS!!
DET Willie Wilkins and CPL Mike Burns-
In this promotional ceremony the Officer is asked to bring their spouse, significant other or person of choice in their life to the front. The Chief will present the officer with their new Badge and congratulate them. However, it is not just the officer that has worked hard for this promotion!
The family member has worked hard, fought hard and sacrificed much in order for the officer to be successful. The family member pins the new badge and rank on the officer and the Chief presents a certificate thanking them for their sacrifices and support.

JAG Grant Public Notice


The Topeka Police Department in partnership with The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Officer is applying for the 2017 Byrne JAG grant.  This grant is for $69,398 to be split equally between the Police and Sheriff’s Department.

The Police Department will be purchasing equipment to assist officers in the testing of unknown substances.  This equipment will enable officers to determine the contents of substances that can potentially be harmful or deadly if handled and/or inhaled.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office will acquire enhanced software that will automatically tag videos from body worn cameras with data from our computer aided dispatch system.

National Night Out raffle winner announced

The winner of The NNO kickoff party raffle is Amber Ybarra at The Seabrook Park- Mission Ct. National Night Out Picnic. Amber was presented a Ring video doorbell by SGT Wilson. Congratulations Amber!

A video doorbell will send an alert to your smart phone whenever someone pushes the button and you can use your smart phone to view video of who is there. Most models are easy to install and work with IOS and Android. A video doorbell is a great addition to enhance home security. 

the 41st TPD Citizens Academy is here!

And we had a GREAT first night. A full house, lots of volunteers to help, great food and good dialogue. The initial session opens with Chief Kramer welcoming the new class and an introduction of Command Staff. From there the Departments history was presented and a tour of the Law Enforcement Center. Looking forward to  getting to know everyone and vice versa!