Horton Police Department

  • Agency: Horton Police Department
  • Address: 205 E 8th St, Horton, 66439 KS
  • Chief: Richard Luzier (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-486-2694
Fax: 785 486-2381

Horton Police Department is located at 205 E 8th St, Horton, 66439 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard Luzier. The Horton Police Department phone number is 785-486-2694.

Horton Police Department News

Counterfeit U.S. currency with pink Chinese characters on them have surfaced at local businesses in Horton. These bills are not valid and research indicates they are used as a training aid for bank tellers in China however can be purchased online. Please do not accept bills that look like the ones shown here. Knowingly presenting and using this counterfeit currency is considered a felony. If you have already accepted currency like this or have information about local incidents,please contact the Horton Police Department at 785-486-2694

PLEASE NOTE** you may have seen a warning on social media going around that reads like this: " Keep your eyes on the look out for a white van with no side windows attempting to kidnap kids. Cops & teachers were all outside of Horton High School after school today. Its been seen around Hiawatha & Kickapoo Rez as well. Please share" THIS IS NOT TRUE********** however, it is ALWAYS a great idea to take the opportunity to talk with our kids about how to stay safe out and about. We have provided some tips here.

An informational joint meeting with the Horton City/Brown County Commissioners will be held next Tuesday July 15th at the Horton Blue Building starting at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to gather further information and hear public comments from representatives of Emergency Response Representatives and community members in which we serve, regarding the possibility of merging the Horton Communications Center with Brown County Communications and relocating the Dispatchers to Hiawatha. I ask that public comments be limited and respectful as the decision makers involved have a very tough decision to make as there are pros and cons to whatever decision iseventually made. There likely will not be time for every individual to speak, so please feel free to contact The Mayor, Commissioners, City Administrator, Sheriff Merchant or myself with your concerns! Respectfully, Chief Calhoon

There have been several reports over the past several days of stolen gasoline and misc. items from automobiles and lawn equipment within our City. Please secure your vehicles and lawn equipment and park in well lit areas. Should you see or hear suspicious individual(s) in your neighborhood, please call 911 or the Dispatch Center at 785-486-2694. Most of these crimes appear to be happening late evening and overnight. With your help, we hope to catch those responsible in the near future!

The Police Department is once again able to issue fishing and hunting permits. We apologize and appreciate your patience during our downtime the past week or so, while the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks upgraded our equipment. We were able to "Go Live" this morning. This mandate was statewide and we are happy to be able to continue this service to our community!

On a serious note, sometimes smaller animals will house themselves in engine compartments trying to stay warm...be sure to check your vehicle for stowaways

National Weather Service is predicting our area could get 1/4"-1/2" of ice over this weekend. That amount could cause many problems for our town. At 1/4" ice tree limbs begin breaking at the possibility of power outages are greater. Not to mention cause hazardous traveling on roadways. Are you ready to weather the storm? check out www.ready.gov for more preparedness tips Brown County Sheriff Office City of Horton Chamber of Commerce Horton, Ks

Winter weather is coming at us this weekend. You've got plenty of time to go buy milk and bread and candles and stuff. Don't wait till it's all icy and slick cause then you'll miss your driveway and slide into your neighbor's yard and they'll call us and it'll be awkward.

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This is a reminder that all dogs within the City of Horton and 6 months of age and older are required to obtain tags and provide proof of vaccination shots. Please register soon to avoid citations and late fees. Any questions may be answered by calling the Police Department @ 486-2694.

Snow is coming...be patient with other drivers- we all have some place to go.. Our area can expect up to 4 inches of snow between 9 p.m. tonight and 11 am tomorrow.

We love our children and want to be approachable to them!

We are saying goodbye to 2016 Saturday night and crossing our fingers for 2017! Whether you are going out or staying in to celebrate- lets be safe as we ring in the New Year- here are some safety tips to keep in mind: If you are going out: •Just take what you need- Drivers license, a credit card, a little cash, etc. •When you share your location on social media- you are telling people where you ARE NOT- HOME. That opens you up to potential problems while away. •If you drink, don’t drive!. •Travel in a group or with pairs •Make sure everyone has a “buddy” who can confirm they got home safely at the end of the night. •Do not leave drinks unattended- this leaves you open to unknown substances being added without you knowing Staying in?- Stay safe! •If the party is at your house: You are the one responsible for everyone so: - Be sure all smoke alarms are working and have fresh batteries. -Have phone numbers handy for a cab company, emergency contacts and poison control if something unexpected occurs. -Have guests turn their keys in to you upon arrival to ensure a safe ride home. -If you serve a minor in your home, even in the presence of their parents, you could be in trouble with the law for social hosting or providing to a minor. -Be prepared to let your guests stay the night as an alternative to them driving home after drinking. Stay safe and enjoy the new year!

We love our community..but sometimes we have to chuckle at the difference between being a police officer in the great town of Horton compared to the big cities...like and share if you agree some of these are true for a smalltown! - You ever got a call from someone in town asking why you stopped their cousin because they heard it on the scanner. - You got on the radio and asked another officer if they know where "Bobby Ray" is and "Bobby Ray" shows up at the station five minutes later because he heard you were looking for him. - Instead of giving an address, the dispatcher gives the location as “next to the old Smith house that burned down 10 years ago" - Instead of calling dispatch, the citizen calls your house and asks your kid to get you to come over We love Horton..and every one of these has happened..can you think of any others?

The holiday is over, the presents have been opened- you are left with gathering all the boxes and trash to be disposed of. But leaving boxes out by the curb advertises to criminals what goodies you may have to take- cut your boxes down, recycle them or turn them inside out for trash takeaway. Smart tips to stay safe from the Horton Police Department

Package delivery is on the rise with the holiday season- take safety in mind so someone else doesn't take your holiday-

Its definitely winter... Are you part of the fishbowl crowd? Running short on time so you scrape just enough of your windshield to see and put everyone's safety at risk as you try to drive? Take the time too be safe- Kansas law requires the windshield to be free from obstruction AND if you must warm up the vehicle PLEASE either use a remote start,leaving the vehicle locked,or stay inside the vehicle while it warms. It takes only a second for someone to take your gift to them of an unlocked and running vehicle.. You can check out other vehicle equipment laws here : http://kslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/statute/008_000_0000_chapter/008_017_0000_article/ from the Horton Police Dept- please drive smart and safe

Stay warm today! If you have to go outside, be aware of the timeline before danger to the body begins. This goes for our pets too! https://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/17/cold-temperatures-kill-more-americans-than-hot-ones-cdc-data-show/?outputType=accessibility&nid=menu_nav_accessibilityforscreenreader

Its National Maple Syrup Day! Yes please- but have a plan to get out of a "sticky" situation.. the HPD is a call away if you need help 486-2694

Roads in and around Horton are still extremely slick this morning. If you have to go out please use caution and allow yourself extra time.

It's cold! And it is only going to feel colder this weekend. If traveling is in your plans, check out www.kandrive.org to check road conditions along your route. Pack an emergency kit: A recent AAA survey shows that more than 40 percent of motorists do not carry an emergency kit in their vehicle. Every driver should have a well-stocked emergency kit, to include a mobile phone and car charger; a flashlight with extra batteries; a first-aid kit; drinking water; extra snacks/food for your travelers and any pets; battery booster cables; and emergency flares or reflectors. For winter vehicle emergencies consider packing blankets or clothes, coarse material to help your vehicle get unstuck and a shovel. Be safe- Be prepared!!