Holton Police Department

  • Agency: Holton Police Department
  • Address: 301 W 4th St, Holton, 66436 KS
  • Chief: David Lanning (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-364-2174

Holton Police Department is located at 301 W 4th St, Holton, 66436 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is David Lanning. The Holton Police Department phone number is 785-364-2174.

Holton Police Department News

FIRE REPORT for Jackson Co, Ks 04/18/2018: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. ...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY... THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER MEANS...FIRE CONTROL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AND REQUIRE EXTENDED EFFORT. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. CHECK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE BURNING IS ALLOWED BEFORE STARTING A PLANNED BURN. We are NOT allowing burning today, please call 785-364-3123 before starting a burn. Remember you have to renew your burn permits for 2018.... stop at the fire dept and pick one up!!

With spring coming also comes the risk of high winds. If you have burnt even in the past several weeks PLEASE be responsible and go back and check your previous burns. When you have winds 20 MPH and higher it doesn't take much......just a small ember from a previous burn can rekindle and take off when unsupervised and cause extensive damage.

CITIZEN ADVISORY........We have been receiving a lot of reports over the last few weeks of stuff being stolen out of vehicles. PLEASE be sure to lock your vehicles, take any valuables and your keys out of your vehicles and be sure to lock any out building if you are able too. If you see anything that looks suspicious please report it. 785-364-2174

Some of these bills may be circulating locally. Please be advised that this stuff is not real and is completely worthless. Do not accept it.

I was looking at the forecast and seen it is suppose to turn off cold starting Friday with a chance of snow on Sunday with a low of 18 so this is your annual reminder. PLEASE if you have pets outside make sure they have a warm place to get into!!! If you are cold when you are outside then they will be cold. Remember they are God's creatures just like we are!!!

If you have a question about child restraints or need your booster seats check to assure they are install properly feel free to contact our child seat tech Sgt Swenson at the Holton Police Dept.

**********SCAM***************We have received several calls from people saying they have gotten a call from someone saying they are with the City of Holton and that they are behind on their electric bill and if they don't call a number given and arrange to pay in cash then their electric will be shut off in 45 min. THIS IS A SCAM!!!!! Just hang up on them. If you are at any risk of having your electric shut off you will be either called or have a letter of disconnect sent to you. There are so many scams going on and if you question the phone call you are receiving just tell them to mail you a letter in reference to the problem and then you will address it if need be. If you have any questions you can contact City Hall at 785-364-2127 or the Police Dept 785-364-2174

Salesman in Holton - We have had several calls about a Dish Network salesman going door to door around Holton. They have been checked out and do have a peddlers permit to do this. If you have any further questions please feel free to call the Police Dept or City Hall. Thank you

Officer Osborn and Sgt Swenson directing traffic yesterday afternoon at Banner & 75 on a hot humid day with the heat index over 100 with all there protective gear on and sweat running off them but still kept a smile on there faces. Thank you again for all the people that stopped and offered a cool drink for these guys and Thank you to Mike Clancy for taking these pictures which are awesome as always!!!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!! Thank you to all the people that stop and gave us water and Gatorade while we were directing traffic at Banner and 75 yesterday afternoon for 3 hrs. It was appreciated more then you know. THANK YOU!!!

We always have people ask how we determine if it is a good day to burn or not. We check the Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast every morning and then again at least twice during the day @ http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=TOP&product=RFD&issuedby=TOP Then you can put in your zip code in the upper left hand corner of this page for your local forecast. The acceptable index and sustain wind speeds are listed below as they also are on your burn permits. No....if the winds are low in the mornings and picking up in the afternoon to a no burn status we will NOT allow burns that can not be extinguished quickly and easily. Occasionally it is necessary for the Fire Chiefs to make the decision on burning or NOT burning depending on various situations. Please be respectful of our decision to keep you, your neighbors, the public and our firemen safe. Remember you needed to renew your permits in 2016 so if you didn't please stop by any fire dept in Jackson Co and pick one up. If you have any questions please feel free to call 785-364-3123.

Results of a rekindle of a brush fire that was burned two weeks ago. Please watch your past brush piles regardless of how long it's been since you burn them.


2017 Dog Tags Now Available The new dog tags for 2017 have arrived at City Hall. Bring in your current rabies vaccination information that shows when the vaccination expires and get your new dog tag. The fee is $5 for a spayed or neutered dog, $10 for a dog that is not spayed or neutered. You have until February 28, 2017 to get your tag without a penalty. After March 1, 2017, there will be a $5 penalty in additional to the tag fee.

Just a heads-up: IRS phone call scams are still occurring. This is just a reminder that the IRS will NEVER call you and demand your personal information or discuss your tax information. If you get one of these calls do not give the person any information. Your best course of action is to just hang up on them.


With school approaching it might be worth reviewing the driving rules with your teen driver. The two attachments should cover most of the basics.