FOP Foundation Fundraiser- NO Shave November

FOP Foundation Fundraiser- No Shave November
The month of November brings a yearly fundraiser for the TPD.
Chief Kramer and members of the Topeka Police Department are participating in a fundraiser for the FOP Foundation- “No Shave November”. Our officers may have a little more hair on their face or color on their hair/nails but it is all for great causes.
Employees elect to participate by donating $50. During the dates of
November 1st- November 30th, male officers may grow facial hair or a beard and female officers may color their hair or their nails in colors outside the normal policy parameters.
All donations will go toward the FOP Foundation.
The foundation supports local charities such as:
COPS n KIDS (Formally Shop with a Cop) – around Christmas time
FOPA (Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary) – Run to Remember
Ronald McDonald House- Pull a Plane Challenge
Contact: LT Colleen Stuart

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.

Pedestrian struck by train identified

Victim Struck by Train Identified
TOPEKA, Kan.- On October 17th at approximately 0600 in the morning the Topeka Police Department responded to a passenger train striking a pedestrian on the railroad tracks in the area of 37th and Kansas. A victim was located and determined to have been fatally struck. Identification has been the priority for next of kin notification.
The victim has been identified as Sharon Carter, 32, of Topeka.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be conducting an investigation.

Contact: LT Colleen Stuart

TPD Citizens Academy -collaborating with Community Organizations

The last Citizens Academy session before graduation- how fast the time flies- we have learned so much, made new connections and decisions to take a step towards volunteering with the TPD!
Tonight was our partner agency night and we heard from Safe Streets Coalition , Center for Safety and Empowerment – YWCA Northeast KansasLifeHouse Child Advocacy Centerand Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries– Street Outreach Team- There is always collaboration and partnership going on in our community- its the only way to increase safety and reduce crime- together

Asking for the community’s help on this one:

Topeka, we care about you- we are here night and day to help someone through the worst times of their life- we partner with community agencies, organize and are involved in youth programs, give community presentations, share a cup of coffee with you- and all of that good can be torn down in a blink of an eye with bad press- not the mainstream media(stand down media friends)- but bad social media-
in this case- an entire FAKE FACEBOOK page- and the person seems to relish in the controversy he/she creates.
The page has been reported more times than we can count-FACEBOOK has differing interpretations than we do.

Please, we ask you to block and/or remove the page from your likes. Do not share any criminal information with the imposter page. Share this information with those you know-

Look at the @name for the page:

Topeka Police’s official handle for their page is “@topekapolicedepartment.”

We thank you for continuing to let us know when you see/read something that makes you question things- we will continue to let you know the “REAL DEAL”
WIBW KSNT News Topeka Capital-Journal

TPD Explorer Post welcomes new members, promotes and says goodbye

TPD Explorer Post said their goodbyes Monday evening to Explorer MAJOR Kennedy Horacek as he “retired” from the program. Chief Kramer and Deputy Chief Scott were on hand to congratulate him on the work he has done with the program.
On to promotions within the program- LT Delaney Block was promoted to new Explorer MAJOR
SGT Tanner Stickelman was promoted to the rank of LIEUTENANT
and Explorer Dylan Dreher was promoted to the rank of SERGEANT
The Explorer Post also welcomed EIGHT (8) new Explorers into the ranks-
Congratulation to all new, promoted and retired members of the TPD Explorer Post.
Want to know more about Law Enforcement Exploring? Check it out here:
and on Youtube