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Ponca City Police Department
Clayton Johnson(Chief of Police)
PO Box 1450, 200 E Oklahoma Ave
Ponca City, OK, 74602

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The city of Ponca City was incorporated in 1899 and encompasses the following counties: Kay, Osage. Ponca City's government type is Municipal. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Homer Nicholson.

Ponca City encompasses land area: 18.1 sq mi (46.9 km2), water area: 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2). The elevation is 1,010 ft (308 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,382/sq mi (533.5/km2). The local time zone is Central (CST) (UTC-6).

Zip codes in Ponca City include 74601-74604. Local area codes are 580. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 40-59850, 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.poncacityok.gov.

Ponca City (Pawnee: Riihitawiruʾ, Riíhitawiru, Riihitáwiru ) is a small city in Kay and Osage counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, which was named after the Ponca Tribe. Located in north central Oklahoma, it lies approximately 18 miles (29 km) south of the Kansas border, and approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of Interstate 35. 25,387 people called Ponca City home at the time of the 2010 census, making it the largest city in Kay County. The city is near the Arkansas River, the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River, Kaw Lake, and Lake Ponca, which all provide numerous recreational opportunities.

Ponca City lies on approximately 18.1 square miles (46.9 km2) of land, and also has approximately 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) of water, for a total area of 19.3 square miles (50.0 km2). The city is served by the Ponca City Regional Airport (PNC), and is accessible by US-60, US-177, OK-11, and I-35.

Ponca City was created in 1893 as New Ponca after after the United States opened the Cherokee Outlet for European-American settlement during the Cherokee Strip land run, the largest land run in United States history. The site for Ponca City was selected for its proximity to the Arkansas River and the presence of a fresh water spring near the river. The city was laid out by Burton Barnes, who drew up the first survey of the city and sold certificates for the lots he had surveyed. After the drawing for lots in the city was completed, Barnes was elected the city's first mayor.