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

Keep an eye on the weather tomorrow. Severe weather is expected.

Congratulations to the officers who received awards at Tonganoxie Business Association Banquet. Strong work!

Head on over and “Like” our friends over at the fire dept!

A bicycle was found today at Chieftain Park. Call the on duty officer via dispatch (913) 758-4022 to claim it. You’ll have to describe it.

Found dog! male, tan and white, found on 24/40 at Laming. Call 913-369-3754 to claim.

Click It or Ticket is on its way! Beginning on Monday, May 21, and continuing through Sunday, June 3, travelers can expect increased police presence on city streets as the Tonganoxie Police Department joins 160 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2018 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Enforcement will occur around the clock. Officers will be especially vigilant at night because seatbelt use diminishes after nightfall, meaning the likelihood of unrestrained crash injuries and deaths soars during those hours. Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act. These statutes require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained. Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, teens in any seat position, or children under the age of 14, riding without being properly restrained. Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually. In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited. The fine for an adult seat belt violation is $30 – a $20 increase passed overwhelmingly by the 2017 Kansas Legislature. The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60, while the fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court cost charge of as much as $108. Children under the age of four must be correctly secured in an approved child safety seat. Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds, in which case, the booster may be removed and the child belted in without it. Children, ages eight through 13, must be safety-belted. In addition, the law prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed. For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write ktsro@dccca.org. The aim of Click It or Ticket is simple: to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes. According to KDOT, 92% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in. At the other end of the scale only 45% of those who suffer fatal injuries are belted in. While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection. Kansas’ overall adult seat belt compliance rate is 82% and ranges, by county, from 61% to 96%, with occupants in rural counties generally less likely to buckle up than those in urban counties. According to KDOT, this rural-urban difference in rates of buckling up is especially problematic because rural roadway conditions are, in general, less forgiving than those in urban areas, and the consequences of driver misjudgment – such as unsafe speed and failure to buckle up – are likely to be more severe. It is easy to see why fully two-thirds of Kansas’ fatality crashes occur on rural roadways even though they see only one-third of all crashes. Kansans like to see their state as one which protects children, and it does well with its youngest ones: overall, those aged 0-4, are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%. However, only 84% of 5- to 13-year olds are properly restrained. This means that 1 out of 6 Kansas children, aged 5-13, are made especially vulnerable while traveling by the failure of their drivers to restrain them.

Come out and support the blood drive! Blood is in high demand! We hope to see you there!

A citizen located a set of keys today outside of Quisenberry's. They were brought to the Tonganoxie Police Department around 2pm. There is a car key with fob, a set of house keys, and a keychain attached. Please contact us if you are missing your keys and identify them.

*UPDATE- OWNER HAS BEEN LOCATED* This K9 was located running at large near Chestnut and Sycamore, if anyone knows the owner please have them give us a call at 913-369-3754. The pup is being held at the city kennel. Thanks!

Great job Deputy Ellis!

It’s supposed to be a rainy day.... make sure your headlights are on in reduced visibility and when your wipers are on! Be seen!

Thank you to the Tonganoxie Lions Club for your help today! They came and finished the crisis kits for the Tonganoxie High School classrooms. The kits are equipped with basic first aid and survival tools In case of a school lock down or a disaster, natural or man made.

The DUI enforcement action continues through the weekend across the Kansas City metro area.

Over Spring break our school resource officer, Ofc. Adams, attended ALiCE train-the-trainer here in Tonganoxie. Today, Ofc. Adams is putting that training to use. Teachers from the Tonganoxie Middle School and Tonganoxie Elementary School attended the training. ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an active shooter response training.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family’s of the two Gilchrist County, FL Deputies who were assassinated today while taking their lunch breaks. RIP Deputy Taylor Linsey and Sgt. Noel Ramirez.

We’d like to give a shout out to our dispatchers at the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. It’s National Public Safety Tele-communicators Appreciation Week! Thanks for all you do!

Everything at the Tonganoxie High School is okay and there is no cause for concern. A student suffered an injury this morning and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The student is okay.