Leavenworth Police Department

  • Agency: Leavenworth Police Department
  • Address: 601 S 3rd St #2055, Leavenworth, 66048-1970 KS
  • Chief: Patrick Kitchens (Chief of Police)
Phone: 913-651-2260

Leavenworth Police Department is located at 601 S 3rd St #2055, Leavenworth, 66048-1970 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Patrick Kitchens. The Leavenworth Police Department phone number is 913-651-2260.

Leavenworth Police Department News

Congratulations Sgt. Herring!

Congratulations, Detectives!

Press Release On July 11, 2017, Officer Matthew Harrington of the Leavenworth Police Department responded to a report of a stolen automobile at 1708 Rose Street. After an initial review of the events it was determined to be an argument over possession of a family vehicle that resulted from a domestic dispute. Prior to Officer Harrington’s initial arrival, the male half of the dispute, Antonio Garcia, left the residence. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Garcia returned to the residence. Officer Harrington and Mr. Garcia had an encounter in the driveway of the home while Mr. Garcia was in his SUV and at one point Officer Harrington fired his duty weapon which struck and killed Antonio Garcia. The Police Department initiated a Professional Standards Investigation to determine whether Officer Harrington was in compliance with the Department Policy that governs the use of deadly force. That investigation was concluded on Friday, January 19, 2018. I reviewed the contents of that investigation and concluded that Officer Harrington violated that policy. On Friday, January 26, 2018, Officer Matthew Harrington was terminated from the Leavenworth Police Department for the policy violation. Chief Patrick R. Kitchens

I stopped by tonight to say goodbye to a historic part of Leavenworth. I spent plenty of Friday nights at the Wheel Thing Skate Center from 1983-1987. I am certain I had the high score on PAC Man. Congratulations on your retirement guys!

The Leavenworth Police Department is looking for assistance to identify the individual pictured below in regards to the homicide on 12-25-2017. If you have information about the person's identity, or other information in this case, please contact Detective St. John at 913-758-2944. You may also leave information anonymously at 913-682-CLUE (2583).

What's that noise? Capital Electric is driving poles into the ground for electrical grid construction along Kansas Highway 92. It can be very noisy. Our Police Chief Pat Kitchens tells us this is the source of "explosions" we are receiving calls about and there is no cause for alarm. Construction is expected to continue through Jan. 12.

We have received several more reports recently where suspects have passed fake currency to local businesses. This "movie money" is readily available to purchase online so beware. If you handle money, take a second to ensure it is genuine U.S. currency. We've posted pictures below of some recently passed funny money. Notice how there is wording on it that clearly differentiates it from real money.

All successful operations require good planning. Everyone be safe tonight and this weekend as you venture out to see Star Wars - The Last Jedi! Chief Kitchens - May the Force Be With You!

Way to go Officer Metzgar!

We are looking for help to identify this subject in regard to a theft case from Dillons. He was driving a white Mercury Cougar 2dr car. If you have any information, please contact Detective Nickel at 913-651-2260 or call our CLUE line to remain anonymous with your information 913-682-CLUE (2583).

The Police Department continues to review options for acquiring a drone for police operations! This model is the Mattrice 210.

Let’s get the Mayors Holiday Tree Lighting parade started!

Police Chief Pat Kitchens promoted Noah Wooten to the rank of Sergeant today. Wooten has worked for the Leavenworth Police Department for six years prior to his promotion. Congratulations! The Leavenworth Police Department is always recruiting. Check out www.lvks.org/jobs for information.

Please welcome the two newest members of the Leavenworth Police Department. Officer Leticia Robinett and Officer James Watson. They graduated from the Police Academy today and begin additional training early next week!

Way to go, Sgt, Sorrell!

Congratulations to Officer Phillips and Officer Finnie on their graduation today from the 246th Basic Training class at KLETC! They begin their field training program next week. Pictured with the officers is Sgt. Herring.

Welcomed Sandy and Alex all the way from San Diego, CA to watch the eclipse in Leavenworth!

THROWBACK THURSDAY: We have to thank Ken LaMaster -- USP Historian and author of several Leavenworth pictoral history books -- for sharing this great photo with us. It is the Leavenworth Police Department in front of City Hall in the 1940s or 50s. If you know someone in this photo, please share names!

*********************************UPDATE*********************************** We have identified this person. Thank you for the assistance. We are also looking to speak with this customer who was in the Casey's General Store during the robbery on 8-2-2017. Please call Det. St. John at 913-758-2944 or you can leave the information on our CLUE line at 682-2583.

We are looking for any information related to an armed robbery that occurred at the Casey's General Store located at 2100 S. 4th Street on Wednesday 8-2-2017 at 9:50 pm. Anyone with information regarding this suspect, please call Detective St. John at 913-758-2944 or you can leave information anonymously at 913-682-CLUE (2583).

Way to go, Officer Metzgar!