Tonganoxie Police Department

  • Agency: Tonganoxie Police Department
  • Address: 128 E. 6th Street, Tonganoxie, 66086 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 913-369-3754
Fax: 913-845-9880

Tonganoxie Police Department is located at 128 E. 6th Street, Tonganoxie, 66086 KS. The Tonganoxie Police Department phone number is 913-369-3754.

Tonganoxie Police Department News

Just a reminder............ Next week on November 9th (@ 6:30 p.m.) our very own high school interns will be presenting their project at the Jewel downtown. There are plenty of seats at this venue so please join us.

It’s a cold one but a fun one! SPOOKTACULAR 2017!!

Strict seat belt enforcement to save lives beginning October 30 through November 3 Tonganoxie Police 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 seat belt survey, children are much more likely to be buckled up if the driver is wearing their seat belt. 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. For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned drivers and passengers regarding the importance of using seat belts while in their vehicle. Officers will issue citations to anyone who does not obey Kansas law. For the latest data and to see more about Kansas safety belt laws, go to: www.ktsro.org

It’s always nice to be greeted with treats and card thanking the department! Thank you 6th grade Student Council!

Have you felt lost regarding the current social media apps your kids may use? Want to know more about them to be an educated/tech savy parent? If so please join us for a presentation given by three Tonganoxie High School Police interns! Seniors Blake Thomas, Libby Sweeney and Shailea Freemyer have been working hard on their community project! This is a parents only meeting designed to cover the latest apps, their uses and the potential dangers associated with them. PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN DETERMINE HOW MANY SEATS WILL BE NEEDED!!! THANKS!

Press Release Information-Missing Juveniles (Found) The Tonganoxie Police Department in conjunction with other jurisdictions are pursuing charges on any individuals who engaged in criminal conduct regarding the three runaway Utter sisters.

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE At this time the three girls have been located and are safe! Mr. Rangel was also detained. Information available to the public is limited at this time so please allow for the investigation to finalize.

Attention Parents, Have you felt lost regarding the current social media apps your kids may use? Do you want to know more about the current apps and potential dangers they pose to our youth? If so please join us for the presentation "A parents guide to social media and potential dangers" given by Tonganoxie High School Police interns Blake Thomas, Libby Sweeney and Shailea Freemyer! They have been working hard on this project to give a first hand look at the current apps kids their age are using. This is a "parents only" presentation meant to inform them of the latest apps, how they work and what dangers may be associated with them. Location: Tonganoxie Police Department Date/Time: November 9th at 6:30 P.M. Join us and support the interns on their semester project!

Male husky mix with a black collar (no ID) found running on 2nd street. Please contact the department if this furry guy is yours!

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A citizen sent us a message expressing gratitude towards one of our officers who jumped in to help while off-duty. Great job Officer Clark! My name is Macy Woodruff. At a little after 4 PM on Saturday, September 23rd, I was t boned on 4th St. in Leavenworth. The collision caused my jeep to spin around and roll over onto the drivers side, leaving me trapped in my vehicle in the middle of oncoming traffic. Lucky for me, Officer Leslie Clark was off duty and in the area with firefighter and spouse, Luke Billquist. They were the first people to approach me at my vehicle. Officer Clark informed me that she was an officer for the city of Tonganoxie, and was on the phone with emergency services. She talked me through everything and kept me calm while Mr. Billquist was able to kick out my windshield, then they both assisted me out of the car. I'm happy to say, after being checked out at the hospital, that I was able to walk away completely untouched - no scratches, bumps, or bruises. I am confident that this may not have been the case if it weren't for Officer Clark and Mr. Billquist. I'm extremely grateful for their knowledge and compassion as they assisted me through this scary time, and wanted to give them a big thank you shout out!!! Macy Woodruff

We have had a lot of support from area groups spreading the word to locate these 3 sisters. Please share this flyer to help get them located.

Today Lt. Gill, Sgt. Ontiveros and Officer Adams had the privilege of joining approximately 200 other first responders at Arrowhead stadium for the Chiefs game. Tonganoxie's own helped unroll the field sized American flag for the national anthem and were a part of the opening ceremonies. #tonganoxie #chiefsfootball #America

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Great job Mr. Tollefson!

The Tonganoxie Police Department would like assistance locating these three runaway teens. They are three sisters who willingly departed a foster residence and are believed to be in the Kansas City area. Many leads to this point have been given with no luck in locating the teens. If anyone has seen, spoken to or knows the whereabouts of the girls please contact the department. Picture 1 Emily Kay Lynette Utter (15 years old) Aimee Lynn Utter (14 years old) Picture 2 Christin Nicole Utter (12 years old)

School resource Officer Adams and Officer Stephens took a moment to watch the eclipse with some of our awesome students at the Tonganoxie elementary school today. Happy eclipse 2017!

You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. During the period of August 17 through Labor Day, September 4, the Tonganoxie Police will join 150 other local and state police agencies across the state in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from the roadways. You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. The enforcement campaign is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Kansas averages three persons injured every day, and one person killed every three days, in crashes where at least one of the drivers involved is impaired by alcohol and/or another drug. According to KDOT, over the past eight years the yearly proportion of fatality crashes attributable to alcohol/drug impairment has fluctuated between 22% and 35%. The agency also reports that crashes involving impaired drivers are likely to be more severe than are other crashes. For example, drivers and passengers who are involved in such crashes are more than twice as likely to be non-fatally injured, four times as likely to suffer serious injury, and eight times more likely to die from their injuries, than if impairment is not a factor. According to Chief Brandau, this campaign is intended to remind drivers of several things: 1. If you’re going to drink while away from home, do it responsibly by looking ahead and lining up a designated driver before leaving home. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s time to go home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that you’ll wind up with someone who may just be “more sober” than yourself, but not sober enough. 2. Think of a family you know – maybe your own. Now, consider how it would be to wake up every day to the memory of your decision to drive after drinking – a decision which unintentionally brought injury or death to one of them. If you’re driving impaired, you are not only more likely to crash, but you are much more likely to cause serious injury or death to yourself and others when you do crash. 3. Even if you appear to be driving well enough to get by, you may still be pulled over for another traffic offence. If this happens and the officer detects alcohol you will be tested. If you fail the testing process you’re looking at a fine of $500-$2,500; up to one year in jail; the suspension of your driver’s license; increased insurance premiums; and the purchase and installation of an ignition interlock device in your car. Imagine not being able to start your car without blowing into the interlock’s alcohol sensor several times during an afternoon’s errands. How do you explain to your boss why you cannot drive a company vehicle? Add in an attorney’s fees and you can tie up $13,000 or more before all is said and done. Don’t take the chance; it’s not worth it. 4. We are asking all citizens on the roadways – drivers and passengers – to watch for suspicious driving behaviors. Note the location, a description of the suspect vehicle, along with its direction of travel, and call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so. You may save a life. 5. You can count on this department to vigorously enforce impaired driving and other traffic laws, not just during this campaign, but through the year. 6. Always remember that the best protection against a drunk driver (even when it’s yourself) is the use of seat belts and appropriate child restraints – every trip, every time. Restraints save lives and reduce injury severity across a wide range of driving mistakes and mishaps.

School has officially started in Tonganoxie! Please be extra vigilant as drivers and watch for kids crossing streets, especially during the morning and afternoon hours! With school starting more bus traffic will be occurring as well! Thanks Tonganoxie!

Do you know this furry gal? She was located on the 500 blk of Church. Please contact the department if she belongs to you. Thank you

This bike was found in the 600 block of east 5th street today. If you know the rightful owner please contact the department. Thanks!

Citizens, The police department would like to speak to this young man regarding an incident at Chieftain park that occurred yesterday. If you know who this is please contact the department! Thank you Tonganoxie!