Retirements DET Keller CPL Cortez and SGT Campbell

Happy Retirement to DET Keller with 29 yrs of service, CPL Cortez with 25 yrs of service and SGT Campbell with 24 yrs of service and OFC Blum. Its an opportunity to honor their career achievements and for them say thank you to their families who sacrificed over the years to allow them to do what they loved. CPL Cortez goes out of service on the radio and Dispatch has a chance to say thank you to all those retiring today..

Boy Scout Troop tours the LEC

Had a great time with local Boy Scout Pack #3 as we toured the Law Enforcement Center. Chief Cochran greeted them at the beginning and their tour closed out with our K9 and Bomb units providing a short demonstration- cool things! Would your organization like a tour of the LEC? You can download, fill out and send in a tour request here:  https://www.topeka.org/tpd/Documents/TourRequestForm.pdf  

Traffic stop leads to drug and weapons arrest

Traffic Stop leads to drug and weapons arrest

TOPEKA, Kan.- TPD officers stopped a silver Toyota Camry for traffic violations in the area of SW Huntoon and Clay at approximately 745pm on December 14th.  During the traffic investigation, officers located an illegally altered shotgun, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and checks not belonging to the occupants of the vehicle. A potential explosive device was also located and the TPD Bomb Squad was called to further investigate and deemed it a homemade firework device.

James Harris, 33, was transported to the Department of Corrections on traffic related charges and Felon in Possession of Firearm.

Candice King, 34, was transported to the Department of Correction on warrants, drug related charges and identity theft charges.

Stolen Firearm and arrest of Felon in Possession during domestic battery investigation

Officers responded to a report of a domestic battery incident in the 4200 Blk SW 34th St on Dec 13th. During the course of the investigation for the domestic battery the officers were told of a firearm in a nearby room. Locating the firearm officers discovered the weapon was listed as stolen from a local pawn shop.
At the conclusion of the battery investigation, Billy Anthony Trotter-Davis, 22, was transported to the Department of Correction on charges of Aggravated Domestic Battery, possession of stolen property, and Felon in possession of a firearm.

TPD Records Unit gathers toys for KVC

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.

Topeka Crime Statistics

The slides you see break down property and violent crime statistics for the entire city, and then specifically the west side of Topeka and  the East side of Topeka. The 2 sides of town are separated to correspond to the way patrol operations and radio frequencies are separated.

These statistics are valid up through November 21st 2017. The numbers you see compare week 2016 to week 2017; month 2016 to month 2017 and year to date 2016 to year to date 2017.

For example, on the first slide for Citywide statistics on violent crime-

Week to week comparisons show the city is up by 7 crimes-noted with the “+” in Homicide,Rape,Robbery to Business and Aggravated Assault/Battery.

Month to month comparisons show the City has seen a decline of 13 crimes- noted by the “-” in homicide,rape,robbery to individual and Aggravated Assault/Battery.

Year to year comparison illustrates the City has seen an increase of 46 crimes- noted by the “+” in the homicides,robbery to individual,robbery to business and Aggravated Assault/Battery.

This is how you would also interpret the other slides provided.