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

Donations are being accepted at the emergency management building in Hays! Our firefighters need your help! No cash donations are being accepted at this time but water, sports drinks and other snack items are being accepted. Also, there has been a burn ban set in place for the UNINCORPORATED areas of Ellis County. Be very cognizant of disposal of materials that may cause fires- including cigarette butts. -Officer Smith

Parents Have your High School Juniors check this out. Its a great experience. Your young adult will get to experience how the Kansas Highway Patrol trains their Troopers. This is a doorway to a great career to any area of public service.

EPD has a set of keys in our lost and found that were located at Golden Belt Bank by a passerby. Please contact us at (785)726-4141 if they are yours! -Officer Smith

I can’t say this enough, but we strongly discourage travel unless it is an absolute emergency. If you have to drive, make sure someone else knows where you are going and have enough gas in your car to run it intermittently through the night if you happen to get stranded. This storm will be here before long, and is capable of producing 6” of snow and 50mph winds. Please take your personal safety and the safety of those around you into account. If you do get stranded I might have to channel my inner Han Solo and saddle up my Tauntaun to come find you! πŸŒ¬β„οΈ (Bonus points for those who actually get the reference!) -Officer Smith

Reminder for Ellis Residence to register your dog or dogs for 2018. Registration allows the Officers to get the dog home or contact the owner before it is put in the pound. The registration Fee is cheaper than fines and pound fees.

On 12/16/2017 Firefighters of the City Of Ellis, Kansas Fire Department, and Officers of the Ellis Police Department will be at Casey’s General Store ringing bells for The Salvation Army. The money that is collected goes to families in need in Ellis County. Please consider donating. -Officer Smith

Our Fire Department has a Facebook page! Head over and drop them a like and a share! πŸ”₯πŸš¨πŸš’ -Officer Smith

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯§πŸ½ Don’t forget to buckle up and drive home safe!

EHS CHEER BRINGS HOME THE HARDWARE! In the first ever Kansas High School State Cheer Competition, our Railer Cheerleaders have come out on top. The Ellis Police Department and the City of Ellis are proud of you, way to represent ladies! -Officer Smith (πŸ“· credit: Amy Burton)

Info from KHP Trooper Tod Hileman. -Officer Smith

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“