Meade Police Department

  • Agency: Meade Police Department
  • Address: 725 W Carthage St, Meade, 67864 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 620-873-5411
Fax: 620-873-2408

Meade Police Department is located at 725 W Carthage St, Meade, 67864 KS. The Meade Police Department phone number is 620-873-5411.

Meade Police Department News

The Meade Police Department would like to remind everyone that Meade County is in a "Burn Ban" The burn bans are set by the Fire Chief George Martin. If you are ever in question, here are some numbers you can call to find out: Meade Police Department: 620-873-5411 Meade County Sheriff's Office: 620-873-8765 Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

THE CHIEFS CORNER We received so much needed moisture, however I’m afraid we could definitely use some more. Speaking of moisture, this time of year usually brings the freezing conditions that can wreak havoc on the roadways. Here are some statistics for you: • Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually. • Every year, nearly 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet. • Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet. • Freeway speeds are reduced by 3 to 13 percent in light snow and by 5 to 40 percent in heavy snow. • Average speeds on arterial roads decline by 30 to 40 percent on snowy or slushy pavement. • Winter road maintenance accounts for roughly 20 percent of state Department of Transportation maintenance budgets. All we ask is that everyone stay safe when the conditions get bad and be cautious of our City, County and State Highway Workers and our First Responders. Officer Wondra and Officer Clerk are off to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy for 14 weeks. For those of you that want to know what it takes or some info on the Training Center, here is some information: Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, KLETC serves as the central law enforcement training facility for our state and as headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas. KLETC, a unit of the University of Kansas Continuing Education and University Outreach is located at the former naval air station, which is situated south of the City of Hutchinson and west of the City of Yoder in Reno County, Kansas. Its mission, as expressed in the Law Enforcement Training Act, K.S.A. 74-5601 et. seq. is “the promotion and development of improved law enforcement personnel and procedures throughout the state, and the training center shall offer to qualified applicants such programs and courses of instruction designed to fulfill this end. KLETC directly trains the overwhelming majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas, and oversees, supervises and monitors the training of the remaining officers at eight authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Moreover, no municipal, county or state law enforcement agency pays any tuition in connection with the training and/or room and board furnished to their officers by KLETC during the mandated basic training. Kansas law enforcement officers must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 560 hours of basic law enforcement training to attain their law enforcement certification. Currently, the 560-hour program is conducted in a 14-week format. Additionally, to maintain law enforcement certification each officer must obtain 40-hours of continuing education annually in subjects related directly to law enforcement. If you would like to know more you can go to Please wish our Officers the best of luck as they prepare to become better equipped to serve our community. As always, be safe and I look forward to posting next month. Our contact information is as follows: Meade Police Department / 126 S. Fowler St. Box 338, Meade, Kansas 67864. P: 620-873-5411 F: 620-873-2408 Sincerely, Chief Michael J. Inlow

Chief Inlow is helping some our 8th grades self defense tactics.

It has been reported to the Meade Police department that the eggs are flying. In the last three days we have had multiple reports of vehicles being egged. If you are caught participating in this activity, you can be charged with a class B misdemeanor. This carries penalties up to $1000 in fines and 6mo. in jail, along with restitution for the damaged vehicle. This is considered criminal damage to property.

Thanks letting us be apart of the students lives!

The Supremes tell us to "Stop in the Name of Love" We say Yeild to the signs. Please pay attention at intersections for other traffic and pedistrians. If you have this sign at the intersection you are approaching, you must stop to allow other traffic to pass.

Fun times getting to know the kids. Officer Wondra is having fun on the court.

Close game for our ladies.

Halftime for our Lady Buffs

Arrive Alive!

Yellow Lab pit mix with no collar and favoring rear right leg on the run. If he is yours please contact the Meade Police Department.

THE CHIEFS CORNER As many of you may have noticed there has been some significant changes to the Meade Police Department as of late. We have lost some familiar faces and have added some new ones. On that note we are happy to welcome Officer Dylan Wondra. Officer Wondra is a Meade High School Graduate that always had aspirations to become a Police Officer and what better place to have that opportunity than his home town. We also welcome Officer Ashley Clerk. Officer Clerk came to us from the Office of Emergency Management here in Meade. Officer Clerk has always wanted to be community oriented and when the opportunity came for the call of service here in Meade where she and her family have grown to enjoy very much she felt she couldn’t pass it up. We also welcome another Part-Time Officer, Officer AJ Cruz from Dodge City. Officer Cruz was a candidate for a full-time position. When we offered that position to Officer Clerk we really enjoyed Officer Cruz and offered him a Part-Time position. Officer Wondra & Clerk are headed to Basic Training in Hutchinson for 14 weeks starting February 26th. Officer Cruz Will be headed to the Part-Time Basic Training in Hutchinson on June 4th. I want to say THANK YOU to our community for the warm welcome our Officers have received and the continued support for your local Police Department. We work hard and diligently to keep our community safe. We will be posting several new columns: Meade Police Department Crime Reports, and random posts to our Facebook page. If you ever have any questions please feel free to stop in and visit. So, with that being said, the first topic I would like to speak about this year is the overwhelming and growing problem we as Law Enforcement call the “Opioid Epidemic”. Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016 nationally, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. From July to September 2017, there was 10.7 to 35.9 opioid prescriptions dispensed for every 100 Kansas residents across all Kansas counties. Those are some alarming numbers and we expect those to keep growing. So far, this year, the Meade Police Department has taken 4 reports that involved opioids. Due to officer safety and this epidemic, the Meade Police Department has decided to carry the nasal form of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected overdose or accidental contact with opioids. Each officer will receive specialized training in the administration of the Naloxone. We were provided the opportunity to have this option through the Central Kansas Foundation which provides 100% funding. If you are interested in the foundation you can go to to learn more. We ask anyone with prescriptions to take them responsibly and store them in a secure location. If you feel you have or know someone who has an addiction problem, there are many resources out there to help including your local Law Enforcement Agencies, Hospital, Local Addictions Organizations and much more. Please remember we are here to SERVE OUR COMMUNITY, we are not here to throw everyone in restraints and take them to jail. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and as always, be safe and I look forward to posting next month. Our contact information is as follows: Meade Police Department / 126 S. Fowler St. Box 338, Meade, Kansas 67864. P: 620-873-5411 F: 620-873-2408 Sincerely, Chief Michael J. Inlow Meade Police Department

GO BUFFS! So proud of our youth!

Allow extra time in your travels during inclement weather. Slick roads and/or poor visibility make dangerous driving conditions. Please use caution.

The information below are the results from the State of Kansas & 6 State Regional in regards to the Speed Enforcement Campaign the Meade Police Department participated in. The results include 81 agencies from across the State. Speed Enforcement Campaign Results from the State of Kansas July 21 - 23, 2017 Kansas Enforcement Campaign numbers are as follows: 34 - Total Number of Speed Related Crashes 244 - Total Number of Crashes 1 - Total Number of Fatalities 2685 - Total Number of Traffic Citations Issued 303 - Total Number of Seat Belt Citations Issued 2153 - Total Number of Speed Citations Issued 2995 - Total Number of Traffic Warnings Issued 71 - Total DWI Arrests and Citations 40 - Total Commercial Vehicle Citations Issued 207 - Total Commercial Vehicle Warnings Issued 78 - Total Drug Arrests Made 107 - Felony Arrest/Other The 6 State Regional Enforcement Campaign numbers are as follows: 1,362 - Total Number of Crashes 359 - Total Number of Speed -related Crashes 11 - Total Number of Fatalities 12,150 - Total Number of Traffic Citations Issued 1,091 - Total Number of Seat Belt Citations Issued 7,731 - Total Number of Speed Citations Issues 12,330 - Total Number of Traffic Warnings Issued 276 - Total DWI Arrests and Citations 227 - Total Commercial Vehicle Citations Issued 941 - Total Commercial Vehicle Warnings Issued 295 - Total Drug Arrests Made 467 - Felony Arrest/Other City of Meade Enforcement Campaign numbers are as follows: 13 - Total Number of Traffic Citations Issued 13 - Total Number of Speed Citations Issued 5 - Total Number of Traffic Warnings Issued 1 - Total Drug Arrest Made

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beginning July 21rst thru July 23rd, the Meade Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic that often has fatal consequences, “speeding” on our streets and highways. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra vigilant when patrolling around city, rural state and federal highways. As speed increases, the severity of crashes increases, leading to a rise in fatalities and/or serious injuries. Officers are educating drivers and passengers regarding the importance of slowing down, using restraints and not driving while impaired. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, driving while impaired or failing to buckle up. Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up. Thank you, Meade Police Department

MEADE ANIMAL CONTROL The City of Meade Animal Control Department has been seeing an influx of un-registered animals roaming the streets. We first would ask that everyone do their best to keep their animals on a leash or secured within their properties. If you have animal’s, dogs or cats especially please stop buy the City Office and get them registered. This greatly helps us locate the owners and get them back home. If you have any questions please contact: Animal Control Officer Jeffrey Mather 620-873-2091 620-873-5411

For Immediate Release 05-15-2017 Contact: Michael J. Inlow / Chief of Police Phone: 620-873-5411 Click It or Ticket is on its way Beginning on Monday, May 22, and continuing through Sunday, June 4, travelers can expect increased police presence on city streets and highways as the Meade Police Department joins 160 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2017 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 $10 (no court costs). The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60 (no court costs), while the fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court cost charge of as much as $108. [Enter highest court cost in your jurisdiction.] 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 act 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 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, 93% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in. So, in general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about a 7% chance of emerging unscathed, not suffering some degree of injury. 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 87% 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 seat belt rates 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. Picture, for example, two lanes, narrow shoulders, ditches on both sides, and random culverts waiting to snag vehicles leaving the roadway. Or, consider the rollover crash, which is so much more prevalent on rural roadways than city streets. One of the grimmest duties a police officer is called upon to perform is to work a crash where an unrestrained occupant is partially or completely ejected, and then crushed by the rolling vehicle. 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, those aged 0-4, who are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%. However, the percentage of properly restrained 5- to 13-year olds is only 84%. Moreover, seven out of ten times when drivers, themselves, are unbelted, their child passengers are also unsecured. Thank you, Meade Police Department.

Lately there have been a lot of phone scams occurring. Make yourself aware of these scams. There are several signs and tactics the scammers use to get you to send them money, gift cards, or tell them your personal information. Please look for: 1. The Offer Seems Too Good to be True 2. They Want Private Information 3. Grammatical Errors 4. Requests for Fees 5. Suspicious Email Domains 6. Suspicious or No Addresses 7. Request for Access to Your Computer 8. Untraceable Payment Method 9. They put Pressure on you to do what they say (you have less then 48 hours to make the payment) 10. They state law enforcement is involved or lawyers. 11. They don't want you to share to anyone what they've told you Please share this with relatives and teens with phones. The scammers target the young and elderly. If you are unsure you are being scammed feel free to contact us at the Police Department 620-873-5411 Do not give money or information if you are unsure or you do not have legitimate documentation to who you are sending to.

We thank all for the efforts! Ensure to give a extra wave and honk for the convoys!

---ATTENTION--- We have learned of a Facebook Messenger scam that criminals are hacking Facebook Messenger mobile apps and promising large amounts of money to the friends and family found in the contacts of the hacked account. The hackers, posing as the friends and family contacts, are requesting the victim to send them a smaller amount of cash in order for them to send you the large amount of money. THIS IS A SCAM!!! This can be very misleading because the criminals are using the profiles of friends and family. They know that your guard may be let down. Please don’t be a victim. No matter the means of communication, mail, telephone, email, or social media, if anyone promises you money but in order to receive it you must send them a smaller amount, DO NOT DO IT!! K-9 Officer Douglas Ritter # 325

"Approximately 30 houses were lost in Clark County. Ashland High School is a designated drop off location for the following items: water bottles, toiletries, non-perishable food items, paper towels, baby wipes, etc. (no clothes donations at this time). Thank You." - Superintendent Kenneth Harshberger As a result Meade Schools will be collecting these items at the high school starting today and through Wednesday, March 8th at 3:30 PM. The items will be taken the items to Ashland after school on Wednesday.