Construction at the LEC

If you have visited the TPD in the last couple of days you might have noticed more black and white cars out in our lot and the north lot cordoned off!

Beginning Monday, Dec 18th, the north lot of the LEC is being re-surfaced- and this will take several weeks. This project means cars have to find new homes; this also means the vehicles parked in our underground- which are mostly our patrol vehicles- have to move to a new home. You may see our patrol vehicles temporary home in the west parking lot by the street.

With all of this construction there may be some inconvenience in finding a parking spot when you come visit us at the LEC.

Please be patient during the mess. There are still visitor spots in the front of the LEC and over on the Shawnee Sheriff side as well as on 4th Street.

We appreciate your patience-

Your TPD



Arrest on Aggravated Battery

For Immediate Release
December 19th, 2017
Arrest on Aggravated Battery
TOPEKA, Kan.- On December 18th a male subject arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital suffering from stab wounds. The aggravated battery occurred in the 200 block of NE Grattan, between subjects known to one another. An investigation was conducted and as a result Michael E. Frison Jr., 49 of Topeka was arrested and booked into Shawnee County Department of Corrections on charges of aggravated battery and possession of marijuana.
Contact: LT Jennifer Cross

Arrest of Felon in Possession of Firearm

Arrest of Felon in Possession of Firearm

TOPEKA, Kan.- TPD officers stopped a gold Pontiac in the 1600 Blk SW 21st at approximately 8:00pm on December 18th. During the course of the traffic investigation the driver was confirmed to have a warrant for probation violation through another county. The individual was taken into custody. A small caliber firearm, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle. The individual was also determined to be a felon.

L’Rico L Faudell, 26, was transported to the Department of Corrections on a warrant, possession of Methamphetamine with intent to sell and felon in possession of a firearm.




Contact:   LT Colleen Stuart




42nd TPD Citizens Academy begins soon!

Topeka Police Department is accepting applications for its 42nd Citizens’ Academy


The Topeka Police Department will accept applications for its 42nd Citizens’ Police Academy.  This is the 21st year the department has offered this popular program!


Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning February 8, 2018.  There are two optional sessions : for a tour of the Shawnee County Department of Corrections ,and a FUN DAY to allow participants to experience demonstrations from the K-9 Unit, as well as participating in a simulated Shoot/Don’t Shoot scenario training.  Upon completion of the course participants will graduate with a certificate of attendance.


Citizens attending will be exposed to the problems and challenges faced by law enforcement and learn how their police department meets those challenges. Participants will learn about various aspects of the Police Department including field operations, investigative divisions, crisis negotiations, bomb disposal, crime scene investigation, crime prevention, school programs and much more!


If you or anyone you know, who is over 18 years of age is interested in attending, contact Maria Torrez Anderson at (785)368-9237. Media are also invited to participate in these classes.  There is limited space available and seats fill quickly, so turn your applications in soon!

Applications can be picked up at the Topeka Police Department or downloaded from the City of Topeka web site at’s-Academy.aspx and mailed to:


Topeka Police Department

Attn: Maria Torrez Anderson – Citizens’ Academy

320 S. Kansas Ave, Ste 100

Topeka, Kansas 66603

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:  

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.