Chief Cochran discusses a “thinking chip” with Ross Elementary students

Posted by Topeka Police Department on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Attempt to ID person for theft

On January 15th 2018, Walmart, located at 1501 SW Wanamaker reports they were a victim of Theft. Walmart reports the below shown suspect left the store without paying for merchandise. The suspect left the store parking lot in an unknown make full size gold colored van.
Any information please contact DET Adkins or CrimeStoppers at 234-0007

#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!

Attempt to locate wanted felon

Jeffery Thomas Parsons is being sought by the Topeka Police Department for numerous charges regarding his involvement in a police pursuit in which he drove the wrong way on the Interstate and struck a vehicle on February1st.
He is also being sought for several felony warrants through Shawnee County.
Parson’s criminal history includes convictions in Shawnee, Sedgwick, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County for:
Manufacturing of Narcotics, Forgery,
Aggravated Assault, Fleeing and Eluding LEO, and
Aggravated Escape from Custody.
Jeffery Parsons has a history of being armed with firearms and narcotic usage. If located call 911 immediately.
Any information on this suspect please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit ( or call Crime Stoppers at #785 234-0007.

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