Beyond the Badge – Detective Claude Harrison

Beyond The Badge – Detective Claude Harrison

Detective Harrison grew up in Topeka and attended Topeka High. After high school he joined the US Army where he was a part of Operation Just Cause and received many badges, medals, and ribbons. After he got out of the Army he joined the National Guard where he served for five years.

In 1993 he joined the Topeka Police Department Reserves, and in 1996, joined us full time. Since then, he has worked in Patrol, Hit and Run, on the Defensive Tactics Team, and most recently in Detectives.

He says for him, being a police officer is a family thing. His dad was a Major with TPD, and when DET. Harrison graduated from the academy, his dad pinned his badge for him. From a young age, his parents and grandparents instilled in him a strong work ethic and deep respect for law enforcement. He says it’s very important to him to make his community stronger. He’s always wanted to protect others, stating that he has no tolerance for bullies.

When he’s not busy at work, DET. Harrison enjoys spending time with his family, practicing martial arts, and cheering on his kids in their various sports activities.

One of DET. Harrison’s favorite childhood stories is that he knew from a very young age that he either wanted to be a Police Officer or Spider-Man. Once he figured out he couldn’t be Spider-Man, he knew he would become an officer and we’re certainly glad he did. DET. Harrison is a wonderful asset to our department and the Topeka community. Thank you for your dedication and service!claude

Attempt to Identify

On August 1st, 2016, an unknown male suspect stole a swing from a residence in the 1700 block of SE Hudson Ave, in Topeka, Kansas. The suspect loaded the swing into a Black Dodge truck and left the area. Any information on this suspects please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit (criminalintelligence@topeka.org) or LT Bryan Wheeles (bwheeles@topeka.org) or call #785 368 9576 or Crime Stoppers at #785 234 0007.13903325_1036861323036238_4304467180346495151_n

Attempt to Identify

On July 18th, 2016, an unknown male suspect stole store merchandise from the JC PENNEY’s, located at 1821 SW Wanamaker, in Topeka, KS. Any information on this suspects please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit (criminalintelligence@topeka.org) or LT Bryan Wheeles (bwheeles@topeka.org) or call #785 368 9576 or Crime Stoppers at #785 234 0007.13932801_1036860769702960_7191293366181315919_n

Attempt to Identify

On July 21st, 2016, an unknown male suspect stole store merchandise from the SUTHERLANDS, located at 2210 NW TYLER ST, TOPEKA, KS 66608. Any information on this suspect please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit (criminalintelligence@topeka.org) or LT Bryan Wheeles (bwheeles@topeka.org) or call #785 368 9576 or Crime Stoppers at #785 234 0007.13920784_1036457649743272_8119575282976366858_n

Monthly Crime Stat Update

OFC Diehl from the Community Policing Unit provided the monthly update on crime stats for the City of Topeka to the SafeStreets Coalition at today’s meeting. Preventable crimes involving vehicles continue to be a concern so please remember to lock your car doors, park in well lit areas, close garage doors, do not leave unattended vehicles running, and remove valuables from your vehicles.13873050_1036353519753685_2975248136158656168_n

Media Release – Armed Robbery Topeka Escrow Service

13872936_1036568899732147_1708678835141962146_nOn July 18th, 2016, an unknown male suspect stole store merchandise from the JC PENNEY’s, located at 1821 SW Wanamaker, in Topeka, KS. Any information on this suspects please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit (criminalintelligence@topeka.org) or LT Bryan Wheeles (bwheeles@topeka.org) or call #785 368 9576 or Crime Stoppers at #785 234 0007.

Deputy Chief Desch Thanks Security Benefit

City of Topeka Government and the Topeka Police Department stopped by Security Benefit Corporation today to show appreciation for their support of their community and their police.
City Manager Colson and TPD Deputy Chief Desch presented an appreciation plaque to Security Benefit Corporation CEO Mike Kiley as well as Security Benefit Life President Doug Wolff. Many thanks for their continuing support!13876613_1035866229802414_4983740703327061706_n 13895409_1035866193135751_385053841109313910_n