In times like these, we must come together, and get through stronger

It is a senseless tragedy and loss of bright futures the community of Parkdale, Florida is experiencing. The loss we are all enduring through. We have received numerous questions afterward of what people here in our community can do in reaction to an active shooting incident.

First, we will say PLEASE, if you see something suspicious, say something.

Secondly, we have found an FBI  training video for the public with the concept of “RUN-HIDE-FIGHT”- you can watch it here

Our hearts are heavy thinking of those families who have lost a loved one in yesterdays Florida school active shooter…

Posted by Topeka Police Department on Thursday, February 15, 2018

#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!

Just listen-

We can be so wrapped up in ourselves cant we? Talking with someone we really dont hear what they are saying, we are just planning what we want to say next. Sound familiar?
The next thing you know you see the “Look” because you didnt hear something they said that turned out to be PRETTY important. And now the argument begins.
How about trying a little kindness? Just listen. Try not to interrupt. Nod your understanding while they talk, make eye contact. Ask questions when they are done if you dont understand something. All of these things let them know you spent the quality time listening to what they had to say. Kindness. Just a little kindness.

The Polar Plunge is coming!!!

WIBW- Special Olympics Polar Plunge official media partner- was up bright and early to talk with TPDs DET Powell and several Special Olympic athletes. What does it mean to them to have the opportunity to participate in sporting events? What does it mean to have the support in the community? And they are ALL looking forward to the POLAR PLUNGE- this SATURDAY, FEB 3rd at 1200 when teams will jump into the Lake Shawnee Swim Beach- all for a great cause. CHIEF Cochran even stopped by to lend his support and his pledge to jump with his TPD team.
Its not too late to donate! WWW.plungeks.org search for team participants Topeka Police and help support the cause!