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Leavenworth Police Department
Patrick Kitchens(Chief of Police)
601 S 3rd St Suite 2055,
Leavenworth, KS, 66048-1970

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The city of Leavenworth was incorporated in 1855 and encompasses the following counties: Leavenworth.

Leavenworth encompasses land area: 24.04 sq mi (62.27 km2), water area: 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2). The elevation is 840 ft (256 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,500/sq mi (570/km2). The local time zone is Central (CST) (UTC-6).

Zip codes in Leavenworth include 66043, 66048. Local area codes are 913. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 20-39000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.LVKS.org.

Leavenworth is the largest city in and the county seat of Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States. Located on the west bank of the Missouri River 25 miles (41 km) northwest of Kansas City, Missouri, it is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 35,251.

Leavenworth, founded in 1854, was the first incorporated city in Kansas. The city is located south of Fort Leavenworth, the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi, which was established in 1827 by Colonel Henry Leavenworth. The fort was located outside the city limits of Leavenworth until it was annexed by the city on April 12, 1977. Leavenworth is the home of many detention centers and prisons, including the Leavenworth federal prison for which the city is most famous, and several smaller jails and prisons, including the city and county jails, a Federal Detention Center, and the military's maximum security prison, the United States Disciplinary Barracks. The very large Kansas State Penitentiary and a state medium security prison are also located nearby.

Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magon was incarcerated and died in a Leavenworth prison in 1922. He was an important leftist icon during the Mexican Revolution (1910). There is controversy over his death while in prison. Some say that prison guards may have killed him while others state that he died of natural causes.