January 18, 2017

Behind the Badge – Mary Shaw

Behind the Badge – Mary Shaw Mary Shaw was born and raised in Topeka and graduated from Topeka West High School. She was working at Radiology and Nuclear Medicine when her co-worker suggested they apply at the police department because they were getting ready to move into the current location and were hiring in the […]

December 30, 2016

Behind the Badge – Cadet Caitlyn Cochran

Cadet Cochran grew up in Topeka, graduated from Hayden Catholic High School, and is currently attending Washburn University. She says she always looked up to her dad, Major Bill Cochran and all the hard work he has done at the Topeka Police Department. He was a big influence for her wanting to pursue a career […]

December 30, 2016

Behind the Badge – Cadet John Munoz

Cadet Munoz grew up in Topeka, Kansas and attended Seaman High School. He’s currently attending Washburn University where he will graduate in May with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. His interest in law enforcement began with his father, SGT. Manny Munoz who is a 20+ year veteran of the police department. When he became […]

October 19, 2016

Behind the Badge – Derek Weidle, Crime Analyst

Behind the Badge – Derek Weidle, Crime Analyst Derek D. Weidle, M.S.C.J., began his law enforcement career in 1990 and has served as a sworn police officer with the Beaufort, N.C. Police Department, and the Havelock, N.C. Police Department and has been a Special Deputy with the Carteret County, N.C. Sheriff’s Department since 1993. He […]

August 12, 2016

Behind the Badge

We’re starting a new segment here at the TPD called “Behind the Badge” in which we highlight the people who stand behind those who wear the badge. This is just another way to get to know your Topeka Police Department! Behind the Badge – Elizabeth Toyne, Volunteer Coordinator Liz grew up in Topeka and attended […]

August 10, 2016

Beyond the Badge

We’re starting a new segment here at the TPD called “Behind the Badge” in which we highlight the people who stand behind those who wear the badge. This is just another way to get to know your Topeka Police Department! Behind the Badge – Rachel Pantos, MBA, Senior Project Manager Rachel grew up in Topeka […]