The TPD usually participates in a DRUG Takeback event in partnership with the DEA every year.
While the TPD will still participate in those events, NOW we have a new MEDSAFE. What is a MEDSAFE? This is a storage container in the Topeka Police Department Lobby in which you can dispose of any expired or unwanted prescription medications.
PLEASE- No liquids more than 4 oz.
No sharps(needles,syringes,etc),or hazardous materials.
Feel free to drop off those unused,expired or unwanted medications 24/7 in the TPD Lobby- a service to you, our community.
Have you been to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to see the African American Builders Showcase?? TPDs own OFC Bell is highlighted within this exhibit. He brought his High School Track and Field medals- the most any student has every achieved.
OFC Bell takes the lead with the “OK” (Our Kids) program and continues to achieve successes with the students he mentors and the building of relationships with those men within the community who have taken the step forward to also be mentors. Congratulations OFC Bell!
Washburn University International Student Group visited the TPD today- representation from France, China, Japan and South Korea- they had a whirlwind tour and demonstrations by our Motorcycle, Bomb Unit and K9..Thank you for visiting!
Communities in Schools Social Worker Janice Coleman and TPD SRO SGT Ekis resumed our Ross Elementary Boys Group today. Our special guest presenter was Director of Shawnee County Dept of Corrections, Brian Cole. A big thanks to Brian for taking time to present to the leadership group!!
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!
The TPD has participated in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and will do so again in 2018!
We would love your support for the athletes and for the TPD staff who take the plunge-
Would you like to sponsor the TPD team this year? WE would love that!
go to www.plungeks.org
Click on find participants
Click on search
Click team search
Topeka Police and click
You can click on ‘Donate now’ and fill out the needed information
THEN- come out and watch YOUR
TPD Team plunge on February 3rd- activities begin at 1100 by the Lake Shawnee Swim Beach
Wednesday, December 20th, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts, 4009 SW 21st. The topics covered will be “City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program” presented by the City of Topeka Planning Department.
The TPD will have gun locks to hand out to the public as well.
TPD Records collected toys and money for KVC. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed and participated this year in the KVC Hero Bags project.
Altogether TPD Records was able to collect $155.39 in cash to further buy gifts for the children on their list. Records was also able to send 4 bundles of gifts along with the cash donation.
Crisis can happen to anyone, at anytime. When people come to the police department for assistance, they dont usually bring with them all of the personal care items they may need- this is especially true when babies come in with the families.
A local group found out about the TPDs need to provide for the little ones who come into the station while their family seeks help.
The WITW Oz Outlawz Chapter” (Women in the Wind-Oz Chapter) donated several packages of diapers, wipes, bottles and pacifiers to the TPD to help out-
a much needed donation that will be put to good use- Thank you much!