Ottawa Police Department

  • Agency: Ottawa Police Department
  • Address: 715 W 2nd St, Ottawa, 66067 KS
  • Chief: Dennis P Butler (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-242-2561

Ottawa Police Department is located at 715 W 2nd St, Ottawa, 66067 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Dennis P Butler. The Ottawa Police Department phone number is 785-242-2561.

Ottawa Police Department News

Memorial Day Special Traffic Enforcement Campaign begins on May 21 thru June 3. Additional officers will focus on restraint, speeding and impaired driving violations. Please designate a driver, buckle up and obey speed limits.

Police Week 2018 Memorial Service on Franklin County Courthouse steps:

This week we honor the fallen-Police Week 2018. Capt. Robert Cowdin, Ottawa Police Department EOW July 4, 1962.

Please keep informed and safe tonight! #weather #nws

Some officers and their families make sacrifices that few of us can ever imagine.

Only use opioid prescriptions as directed by your physician and dispose of unused medications in a timely manner to prevent misuse by others.

Be prepared for severe weather potential today-more so if traveling north.

Its not too late to put your severe weather kit together. What are "must haves" in your kit-and keep it clean people.....

We get asked: -Why do you guys hang out at the bars? -Why do you guys stop people for minor infractions? -Why do you want me to do field sobriety tests? I've just had 2 beers. -Don't you have anything better to do? We wish someone would have stopped this drunk driver for a "minor infraction" before this happened and had him do SFSTs. We wish an officer had contacted this guy outside a bar and called him a cab. Our thoughts are with Officer Woodson's family, the Wichita Police Department and especially Officer Woodson's 10-year-old son who is in critical condition.

We are curious...has anyone had any success listening to our new frequencies on a scanner? Please comment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING. OTTAWA POLICE DEPARTMENT Public Information Office 715 W. Second Street Ottawa, Kansas 66067 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 24, 2018 #18-10 7:55 P.M. BUTLER Ottawa Police Investigate Shooting On April 24, 2018 at 4:42 p.m., Ottawa Police officers were dispatched to the report of “shots fired” in 900 block of E. 7th Street in the City of Ottawa, Kansas. Upon their arrival they identified several people who were at the scene of the shooting, but determined that the suspect(s) and victim(s) had left. The suspected crime scene was secured and Franklin County Emergency Communications broadcast a lookout with a possible suspect vehicle description. While at the 7th Street address, officers were notified at approximately 4:55 p.m. that a person had arrived at a local hospital suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Ottawa police detectives responded there, contacted the person, and confirmed the injury. The victim was transported to another area hospital for additional treatment. At 4:53 p.m., a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle fitting the description of one reported to have left the scene of the “shots fired” call before the arrival of law enforcement. The driver was detained and the vehicle impounded for safekeeping. Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation to confirm the events and to locate the person(s) involved in the shooting. Possible evidence was recovered at the E. 7th Street address, from the hospital, and from the towed vehicle. (end)

Hey everyone-introducing a new # to our followers that has been around for a while-#9PMRoutine is a reminder to lock your stuff up before going to bed. If people between 2nd and 5th from Walnut to Ash did this we might not have taken so many thefts from UNLOCKED VEHICLES!!

Drive safely around Ottawa University during the annual Literary Festival on April 24, 2018. Parking will be restricted on East 11th between S. Cedar and S. Mulberry during the festival.

It’s a funny post....but seriously, we are looking for drug impaired drivers today. #dontsmokeanddrive #dontdrinkanddrive

Active Threat Instructors from @ottawapd and the Franklin County Sheriff''s Office will provide active shooter training to all city employees during the month of May; training is an ongoing effort to inform the community about how to respond to an active shooter event.

Recently you may have seen officers carrying two portable radios around. This is because first responders across the entire county are transitioning to a new radio system. This system will allow first responders to communicate clearly with each other, dispatch and outside agencies; this include state and federal agencies. An example of this technology is recently our officers transported a prisoner to a rural area in north central Kansas. During this transport, they were able to talk to the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center from their in-car-radio... from Beloit, Kansas (roughly 200 miles). On our current aging system, we have had trouble talking with FCECC from Walmart in south Ottawa.

Recently the Ottawa Police Department posted a picture of counterfeit $100 bill. Now, we have pictures of our suspect and we are requesting the public's help to identify him. If you know who this man is, please contact the Ottawa Police Department at 785-242-1700. He is wanted in connection with thefts in and around Ottawa. Franklin County Crime Stoppers

Ottawa Police Department and City of Ottawa Kansas Municipal Government are taking a stand against domestic violence, sexual violence, physical abuse, verbal abuse, financial control and forced isolation. No more, no more silence. These helpful and vital advocates are here to assist you and your family during these troubling times. #nomore The Willow Domestic Violence Center #EndDomesticAbuse The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center Franklin County

Earlier today staff from the Ottawa Police Department stopped by the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center and thanked our wonderful dispatchers during National Public Safety Communicators Week. #OPD gave each Dispatcher a T-Shirt with the Thin Gold Line- #ThinGoldLine #ThankYou #CalmDuringTheCall

It is that time of year again. Severe storms are forecast for tomorrow afternoon. Please stay informed via news and social media and stay prepared! Emergency supplies to have on hand: -Bottled water -Batteries -Non-perishable food items -Weather radio -Flashlight -More batteries

If you are traveling this week, please be careful!