Hiawatha Police Department

  • Agency: Hiawatha Police Department
  • Address: 413 Oregon St, Hiawatha, 66434 KS
  • Chief: Evans Woehlecke (Chief of Police)

Hiawatha Police Department is located at 413 Oregon St, Hiawatha, 66434 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Evans Woehlecke. The Hiawatha Police Department phone number is 785-742-2155.

Hiawatha Police Department News

Good Morning Hiawatha, We have put our speed trailer is back out. It is over on Iowa St, so please help us by controlling your speed. With school getting out tomorrow, we are going have a lot of extra people out on foot and on bicycles so please keep that in mind. On a final note it is CLICK IT OF TICKET TIME AGAIN So we have extra Officers, Deputies and Troopers out on the roads

Good afternoon Hiawatha, Just a reminder CLICK IT OR TICKET STARTS TODAY Just a reminder to everyone.

Good afternoon Hiawatha, I am trying something new here at the Police Department. I am going to start a regular post (unless i forget then i would hope you all would remind me) called POINT OF LAW, it is my hopes that by sharing our current city ordinance, city code, or state law, we can all learn something that maybe we didn't know before and maybe it will save someone from getting a ticket or worse. for our first Point of Law; Trailers and the parking of them along a public street. So below i have given you all of our city's current ordinances that apply to trailers. I will add that we have seen some trailers in violation today and we will be reaching out those folks in violation in hopes of just correcting the violation and moving the trailer. Also please don't hesitate to call our department if you have other concerns around town, for example here is a spoiler alert, our next Point of Law is going to deal with cars illegally parked on the wrong side of the street facing the wrong way. 14-213. TRAILERS; PROHIBITION. It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or partnership to park or leave standing any trailer upon the public streets and alleys of the city. (Code 1977, 10.20.110) 14-214. SAME; EXCEPTION. A person, firm, or corporation may park a trailer, when physically connected to a motor vehicle for the purpose of towing it, for a period of not to exceed two hours in 24 hours for the purpose of unloading or loading property or people into the trailer. This section shall not apply to trucks loading or unloading under Chapter 10 of the city code. (Code 1977, 10.20.120) 14-215. SAME; PERMIT FOR EXTENDED TIME. In the event a person, firm or corporation or partnership cannot load or unload the trailer in two hours’ time, he or she may apply to the chief of police or his or her appointed representative for additional hours to complete the loading or unloading. (Code 1977, 10.20.130) 14-216. SAME; POLICE OFFICERS AUTHORIZED TO REMOVE. (a) Whenever any police officer finds a trailer in violation of any provisions of this chapter, he or she shall, at the time of the delivering of the citation to the owner thereof, request the owner to remove the trailer from the City Street or alley within two hours from the delivery of the citation. In the event that the trailer is not removed by the owner within two hours from the delivery of the citation, then the police officer is authorized to have or cause to have the trailer removed to a place of safety. In the event that the officer is unable to ascertain the name of the owner of any trailer found upon the streets or alleys of the city, then the officer is authorized to remove or cause to be removed the trailer to a place of safety. (b) After the removal of the trailer to a safe place by the police officer from the streets or alleys of the city, he or she shall try to ascertain the name of the owner of the trailer and so notify the owner of the location of the trailer to the place to which it has been removed. The owner shall, after paying the towing and any storage charges, be allowed to remove the trailer. In any event that the owner does not claim the trailer within 48 hours of notification or the police officer is unable to ascertain the ownership of the trailer, then the trailer shall be sold as unclaimed or abandoned property in accordance with Chapter 8. (Code 1977, 10.20.140) 14-217. SAME; VIOLATION; PENALTY. (a) Any person, firm, corporation or partnership in violation of any provision of sections 14-213:216 is subject to a fine not less than $25.00 nor more than $150.00 or by imprisonment for not to exceed 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment. (b) Each such person, firm, corporation or partnership shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provision of sections 14-213:216 is committed, continued or permitted by any such person, firm, corporation or partnership and he shall be punished accordingly. (Code 1977, 10.20.150)

+++++CONSUMER ALERT+++++ City Hall has received complaints from Utility customers that they have paid their utility bills via online bill pay. In specific www.doxo.com the city of Hiawatha is NOT affiliated with this website and has no control if and when payments made through this website get to our billing office. We encourage all customers to call city hall before using any alternative paying options. In short, WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY ONLINE BILL PAY SITES AND ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THEM. SO PAY AT YOUR OWN RISK

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The following is another SCAM ALERT. this one is going around our area so please be careful and question ALL bills or official looking documents that you may receive in the mail that are not familiar. NEVER take anything at face value.

Beginning April 20th thru April 22nd, the Hiawatha Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an increasing epidemic for the past several years. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, state and federal highways. Our injury and deaths continue to increase from both alcohol and drugged impaired drivers. Regardless whether a drug is legal or illegal it’s a serious crime to drive while impaired by any drug. We can no longer share our roadways with these drugged impaired drivers. Impaired driving is not a victimless crime. All available Drug Recognition Expert and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement officers will be out in force in an effort to remove this danger. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for driving while impaired, for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up. If a suspected violator refuses to submit to a blood test, a search warrant can be obtained for that individual’s blood. Why 4/20 as a date to draw attention to drugged driving epidemic, simple it’s the day where people on 4/20 at 4:20 PM light up their drugs as a celebration. JAMA (Journal of American Medicine Association) has found a 12 % increase in the relative risk of a fatal crash compared to identical time intervals on control days. “Even one death is unacceptable. Please don’t drive while impaired, slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”

PRESS RELEASE Beginning April 20th thru April 22nd, the Hiawatha Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an increasing epidemic for the past several years. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, state and federal highways. Our injury and deaths continue to increase from both alcohol and drugged impaired drivers. Regardless whether a drug is legal or illegal it’s a serious crime to drive while impaired by any drug. We can no longer share our roadways with these drugged impaired drivers. Impaired driving is not a victimless crime. All available Drug Recognition Expert and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement officers will be out in force in an effort to remove this danger. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for driving while impaired, for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up. If a suspected violator refuses to submit to a blood test, a search warrant can be obtained for that individual’s blood. Why 4/20 as a date to draw attention to drugged driving epidemic, simple it’s the day where people on 4/20 at 4:20 PM light up their drugs as a celebration. JAMA (Journal of American Medicine Association) has found a 12 % increase in the relative risk of a fatal crash compared to identical time intervals on control days. “Even one death is unacceptable. Please don’t drive while impaired, slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”

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https://www.google.com/amp/www.sheknows.com/living/articles/971061/information-you-shouldnt-share-over-the-phone/amp A short while ago there was a mass computer call allegedly from At&t in our area. The computerized call stated your account has been suspended and they request you enter some data that is specific to your account. If you happened to enter your data please contact your cellular service provider (At&t) to ensure your account data is changed and secured.

The wanted subject in our Facebook post this morning has been arrested by the Kansas Highway Patrol. We are grateful for the public taking an active role in keeping us all safe. Thank you all for the valuable input. Everyone is safe now somebody turn the heat up outdoors!

Good Afternoon Hiawatha, I wanted to send out a notice. In the coming weeks you will notice some new no parking signs across the street from the bus parking. This whole area will be no parking from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on all school days. Please begin NOW to think about finding alternative parking.

Good evening Hiawatha tonight is the chief of Police advisory board meeting upstairs at city hall at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. In this forum we discuss traffic issues, crime issues and any other topic of relevance This helps me to keep all lines of communication open and hopeful allows anyone the chance to voice questions or concerns. After all we are all everyone deserves a voice.

Hiawatha PD is accepting Applications for Full-time Police Officer. So you better hurry if want to be considered

++++++++++++++=+++SCAM ALERT++++++++++++++++++++ Good Morning Hiawatha, unfortunately I need to warn you all of another scam. we are getting reports of a Male caller (unknown and/or blocked number) calling folks here in town, saying that he is with the "Rainbow Main Office" and that he needs to access your computer. DO NOT BE FOOLED BUSINESS'S DON'T SOLICIT PRIVATE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OUT OF THE BLUE. They will never do this without personal contact from you first. Remember, never allow anyone access to your cellphone, handheld devices (i.e ipads, tablets and so on) or your computer. Before allowing anything CALL THE POLICE.

We have not filled this yet so if you are interested you better get your application in before we start the next round of interviews