Ellis Police Department

  • Agency: Ellis Police Department
  • Address: 815 Jefferson Street, Ellis, 67637 KS
  • Chief: Dennis Nowlin (Chief of Police)
Phone: (785) 726-4462
Fax: (785) 726-3222

Ellis Police Department is located at 815 Jefferson Street, Ellis, 67637 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Dennis Nowlin. The Ellis Police Department phone number is (785) 726-4462.

Ellis Police Department News

With winter weather upon us once again I would like to give parents a friendly reminder. When transporting your child in a child safety seat heavy coats can compress and allow your child to slip out of the restraint in the event of a crash. The safest way to transport your child is to place them in the seat and adjust the straps properly to the child then put the coat or blanket over the child. Coats can be placed on the child backward so the child still has use of his or her arms. This keeps your child warm and safe. If you have any questions or concerns about child passenger safety the Ellis Police Department offers free child safety seat checks by appointment. Hope everyone has a safe happy winter. Officer Christopher Krom

The crosswalk in the 400 block of W. 10th was installed last week by City of Ellis Public Works. This is a reminder to those who frequent the area or travel through on a daily basis. It is important that motorists stop for pedestrians. It is also unlawful to park in the yellow boxes as well; these no parking zones allow for greater visibility when pedestrians are crossing the street. -Officer Smith

Come join Officers from the Ellis Police Department for a night of fun! Local businesses and churches will be participating, as well as the Ellis Volunteer Fire Department. 10/31/2017 from 6:30p-8:30p. We will be in the 100blk of W. 9th! πŸ‘»πŸ¬πŸš’πŸš“πŸš™ Hope to see you there! -Officer Smith

Sharing for our friends up North! Good luck! Rooks County Sheriff's Office -Officer Smith

Advice from our Brothers and Sisters at the Hays Police Department. Remember to pull all valuables out of your car and make sure it’s secure at all times! -Officer Smith

Chief Taft Yates warns: Strict seatbelt enforcement to save lives. Beginning October 30 through November 3, Ellis Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to stop what has been likened to an epidemic in Kansas. In 2016, 44 children ages 0-19 lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. Sadly, almost half of those children were not wearing their seat belts. According to the 2017 Kansas observational seatbelt survey, children are much more likely to be buckled up if the driver is wearing their seatbelt. If the driver is buckled, about 98% of the children are restrained. If the driver is not buckled, only about 29% of the observed children were buckled. We want adults to model good driving behaviors for children. Starting on Halloween, October 30 through November 3, law enforcement across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned drivers and passengers regarding the importance of using seatbelts while in their vehicle. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to anyone who does not obey Kansas law. Chief Yates says, β€œEven one child’s death is unacceptable. Please slow down, especially in school zones, eliminate the distractions, and always buckle up.” For the latest data and to see more about Kansas safety belt laws, go to: www.ktsro.org

Contact the Ellis County Sheriff's Office for more information on purchasing a ticket to support the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center! Proceeds from this raffle will benefit kids in our area by helping the WKCAC continue their mission to help victims of abuse.

Hello All, With Winter weather and poor driving conditions fast approaching, I'd like to take some time to remind drivers of their duty to use their headlights when driving in poor conditions when visibility is low. The 2017 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities states; Sec. 144. When Lighted Lamps Required; Visibility Distance and Mounted Height of Lamps. (a) Every vehicle, except as provided in subsection (b), upon a highway within this state, at all times shall display lighted head and other lamps and illuminating devices as required for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles: (1) From sunset to sunrise; (2) When due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, including smoke or fog, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead; or (3) When windshield wipers are in continuous use as a result of rain, sleet, or snow. Stop lights, turn signals, and other signaling devices shall be lighted as prescribed for the use of such devices. (b) Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles and motorized bicycles manufactured after January 1, 1978, shall display lighted head and tail lights at all times that such vehicles are operated on any highway. (c) Law enforcement officers shall issue a warning citation to anyone violating subsection (a)(3). (K.S.A. Supp. 8-1703) Remember, just because you can see people or other vehicles in the roadway, it doesn't mean they can see you. It is very important with the approach of winter to keep your eyes open for pedestrians. It is also recommended on days with poor visibility or low light conditions that pedestrians wear reflective clothing to help aid drivers in seeing you. Thanks, and drive safe! -Officer Smith

A kids bike was turned into the Ellis Police Department on 09/13/2017. If you are missing a bike please contact the Ellis Police Department.

Happy National Dog Day to Trooper Gray and K9 Jaxx! We are happy to have you serving alongside us! πŸ•πŸš“

Great video by The Weather Channel! Watch for Solar Eclipse information! Also, be sure to protect your eyes, they are the only pair you have. πŸ‘€+β˜€οΈ= πŸ•Ά. Have a great day πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ -Officer Smith

*UPDATE- The dog has been returned home.* Today at 1430hrs, a dog was reported missing to the Ellis Police Department. The owner has requested our assistance in finding her dog. The dog is pictured below. His name is Dexter, and he is missing from the 300blk of E. 11th. Any help or tips are appreciated. Please call (785)726-4141 if you know where he is. Let's get this dog back home! -Officer Smith

Good morning everyone. I am just letting everyone know that MS Hanna Anderson is a sales rep for Southwestern Advantage. Southwestern Advantage is an educational company which sells educational material. MS Anderson is on an exchange program from the country of Estonia. This is not an endorsement just information letting everyone know she is legitimate and will be in our community for about 1 week going door to door. RLTW TBL Thank you

West 11th Street in Ellis will be closed until further notice due to a water leak. Water in the down town area has been shut off due to the leak.

Our hearts are with Cheyenne Co. in this time of loss. RIP Undersheriff Michael Blehm. -End of Watch - 07/13/2017- -Officer Smith

The Ellis Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the person(s) involved in the criminal damage to the Railroad museum's miniature train. The damage occurred sometime during the night of the 7th or 8th of July 2017. The train was derailed, windows busted out and other structural damages. The estimated cost is well over $2000.00. There are less than 1/2 dozen of these trains in the United States of America. This train is a part of the City of Ellis close and rich heritage with the early days of the railroad. The train is not only a integral part of our community, the state of Kansas but is also know across the USA. Damaging the train is not just damaging the train itself but it is damage to our community and all of the people of the community past, present and future. If anyone has any knowledge on who committed the damage to the train, please contact the Ellis Police department at 785-726-4141. We need to get this resolved and the train restored for our community. All reports can remain anonymous. Again 785-726-4141. Thank you very much for your support. RLTW TBL Taft

*Update- The suspects have been identified and the vehicle has been located! Thank you all for sharing and helping us gain closure! We appreciate it very much. Social media can be a great tool!* The Ellis Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle from the 1400 block of Maple last night. The persons responsible were described to us as two females, one blonde and one brunette. The blonde was described as being in her mid-teens or her early twenties. These females were spotted possibly attempting to break into vehicles in the 400 block of E. 17th later in the night after the original theft of the vehicle occurred. These females, when confronted by our reporting party, fled the area in the car that they stole previously in the night. We believe that the vehicle was stolen sometime between the hours of 9:30p on 07/07/2017 and 2:12a on 07/08/2017. The vehicle in question is a 1999 Green Toyota Avalon with Kansas plates. We are asking for your help in recovering this car by asking for information on these two female suspects. If you have information regarding the suspects, we ask that you please call the Ellis Police Department at (785)726-4141. -Officer Smith

***UPDATE*** We have spoken to the young man going door to door here in town. He works for Dish One, which is part of Dish Network. We have verified with his company this young man's credentials. We have provided him with a letter stating we have verified who he says he is. We have advised him to have his supervisors let us know in the future of door to door sales in our area. The City of Ellis does not endorse this company we have just verified who this young man is. The Ellis Police Department has a report of a Male going door to door in town asking about cable bills and services. He is described as a medium complected possibly Asian, approximately 5'6, wearing dark clothing with a name tag around his neck. If this person or anybody else comes to your home asking about cable services please call 911 or the non emergent dispatch number (785)625-1011. We would like to speak to this or these people. Do not answer any other their questions until we can verify who they say they are and what company they are with.

*EDIT* This pup has been returned to its owner!* This white puppy was found running in the street in the 1900 block of Monroe St. today. If it belongs to you please call the Ellis Police Department at (785)726-4141

With Independence Day fast approaching the Ellis Police Department would like to give a brief synopsis of the Ellis city ordinances applying to fireworks. City of Ellis ordinances allow for fireworks to be ignited from the hours of 8 am to 12 midnight from July 2nd through July 5th. Discharge of fireworks on streets and public property is prohibited. This includes streets, alleys, parks, and any other public place in the city. It is unlawful to throw, cast or propel fireworks of any kind in the direction of or into the path of any animal person or group of persons, or in the direction of or into any vehicle of any kind. Only fireworks that have been tested and approved for sale and use within the state of Kansas by the state fire marshal may be sold or discharged within the city of Ellis. Bottle rockets or similar fireworks are prohibited. This list is a synopsis only. If you would like a more complete list of the regulations regarding fireworks or have questions please contact the Ellis Police Department. We sincerely wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.

This Husky puppy was found running in the 500 block of E. 11th St. in Ellis at approximately 10:00 am today. It was wearing a collar but no tags. If you wish to claim it please contact the Ellis Police Department at (785)726-4141 Thanks, Officer Christopher Krom

Harvest is getting started once again. This means more large trucks on the roads and in town. Remember Semi's and other wheat trucks can't start and stop as quickly as smaller, lighter vehicles. Semi's and other wheat trucks turn wider to make corners due to the length of their trailers and size of their trucks. We hope everybody has a safe and bountiful harvest this year.