Independence Police Department

  • Agency: Independence Police Department
  • Address: 811 West Laurel Street, Independence, 67301 KS
  • Chief: Harry E Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-332-1700
Fax: 620 332-1703

Independence Police Department is located at 811 West Laurel Street, Independence, 67301 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Harry E Smith. The Independence Police Department phone number is 620-332-1700.

Independence Police Department News

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 39 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 121 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2018 KSC001-019-049-073-099-125-133-205-207-140300- /O.NEW.KICT.TO.A.0039.180413T1821Z-180414T0300Z/ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 39 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS ALLEN CHAUTAUQUA ELK GREENWOOD LABETTE MONTGOMERY NEOSHO WILSON WOODSON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF CEDAR VALE, CHANUTE, COFFEYVILLE, EUREKA, FREDONIA, GRENOLA, HOWARD, HUMBOLDT, INDEPENDENCE, IOLA, LONGTON, MADISON, MOLINE, NEODESHA, PARSONS, SEDAN AND YATES CENTER. LONGTON, MADISON, MOLINE, NEODESHA, PARSONS, SEDAN, AND YATES CENTER.

Hilary Cook and Devin Mendoza, IPD's newest academy graduates, are sworn in by City Clerk Mike Borovetz at last nights commission meeting. Welcome aboard Hilary and Devin!

We have placed barricades on West Laurel near 22nd blocking through traffic. At this time we ask that vehicles avoid this area due to a telephone pole hazard. Once again, please avoid the area if possible and do not drive through barricades until the phone company is able to take care of the situation. Thank you.

Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette- Including the cities of Winfield, Arkansas City, Howard, Moline, Longton, Grenola, Neodesha, Fredonia, Chanute, Sedan, Cedar Vale, Coffeyville, Independence, and Parsons 1054 PM CDT Fri Apr 6 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Light wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain changing to light snow. Light ice and snow accumulations likely. * WHERE...Southeast Kansas, especially closer to the Oklahoma border. * WHEN...Until 4 AM CDT Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery roads. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1

National Weather Service Wichita KS 430 PM CDT FRI APR 6 2018 KSZ069-070-082-083-091>095-098-099-062300- Montgomery-Wilson-Butler-Harper-Cowley-Greenwood-Chautauqua-Sumner- Sedgwick-Elk-Kingman- 430 PM CDT FRI APR 6 2018 ...SLEET WILL AFFECT ELK...WILSON...COWLEY...MONTGOMERY... SEDGWICK...BUTLER...HARPER...KINGMAN... SUMNER...CHAUTAUQUA AND SOUTHERN GREENWOOD COUNTIES... At 426 PM CDT, scattered areas of sleet with rain was moving east at 40 mph across southern Kansas. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible. Winds in excess of 30 mph are also occurring with the mixed precipitation. Temperatures will remain above freezing in the mid 30s to lower 40s. However, the rain and sleet could still make road surfaces slicker than you might expect at the onset of the event. Locations impacted include... Wichita, Derby, Arkansas City, Winfield, Andover, Haysville, Independence, Augusta, Wellington, Park City, Valley Center, Bel Aire, Mulvane, Goddard, Rose Hill, Maize, Neodesha, Fredonia, Clearwater and Anthony. This includes the following highways... Interstate 135 between Mile Markers 0 and 16. Interstate 35 between Mile Markers 1 and 68. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling during the evening commute.

National Weather Service Wichita KS 1030 AM CDT Tue Apr 3 2018 ...Strong North to northwest winds through late afternoon... KSZ071-072-095-096-099-100-040000- /O.EXA.KICT.WI.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-180404T0000Z/ Woodson-Allen-Wilson-Neosho-Montgomery-Labette- Including the cities of Yates Center, Iola, Humboldt, Neodesha, Fredonia, Chanute, Coffeyville, Independence, and Parsons 1030 AM CDT Tue Apr 3 2018 ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening. * Winds...North to northwest 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Timing...Late morning through the late afternoon. * Impacts...Driving may be difficult especially on east and west running roads and for high profile vehicles. There could be blowing dust in some areas which would briefly reduce visibility. Secure loose outdoor items. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph and/or wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Wichita KS 455 PM CDT Sun Apr 1 2018 KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-022200- Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase- Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper- Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette- 455 PM CDT Sun Apr 1 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas, South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight Further south and east across portions of south central and southeast Kansas, a light wintry mix will develop across the area this morning. Light rain and drizzle may be mixed with ice pellets or light freezing rain at times today. However, with temperatures hovering near of above freezing, no impacts are expected on roadways.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Western Labette County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 330 AM CDT * At 245 AM CDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with locally heavy rainfall 7 miles southwest of Independence...moving north at 30 mph. * Hail up to the size of dimes...and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. * Locations impacted include... Coffeyville, Independence, Neodesha, Fredonia, Cherryvale, Caney, Edna, Dearing, Altoona, Mound Valley, Elk City, Tyro, Liberty, Havana, Bolton, Sycamore, New Albany, Parsons Tri City Airport, Angola and Buxton. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Southern Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Cowley County in south central Kansas... Chautauqua County in southeastern Kansas... Southern Elk County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 230 AM CDT * At 159 AM CDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall along a line extending from near Arkansas City to near Coffeyville...and moving north at 35 mph. * Hail up to the size of dimes...and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms. * Locations impacted include... Arkansas City, Winfield, Coffeyville, Independence, Neodesha, Cherryvale, Caney, Sedan, Udall, Howard, Cedar Vale, Burden, Dearing, Moline, Longton, Elk City, Dexter, Tyro, Grenola and Atlanta.

Montgomery County has been placed under a burn ban until further notice.

Reminder: We will be testing the tornado sirens as part of a statewide test today at 10:00 AM.

Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase- Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper- Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette- 1045 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas, South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight Freezing drizzle is expected across central and portions of south central Kansas resulting in slick driving conditions. Refer to the latest Winter Weather Advisory for details. Patchy fog is also possible across much of the area. The fog may reduce visibilities below a mile at times. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday Areas of freezing drizzle may linger through the morning on Saturday across central Kansas keeping roads and walks slick with a thin glaze of ice. An isolated thunderstorm is possible in far southeast Kansas on Saturday. The storms are not expected to be strong or severe. Very high grassland fire danger is forecast early next week during the afternoon across much of the area.

National Weather Service Wichita KS 945 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 .Another round of freezing rain will affect parts of central and south central Kansas from midday through the afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms could produce periods of moderate freezing rain and sleet.

Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion- Chase-Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper-Sumner- Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Hutchinson, Newton, El Dorado, Augusta, Andover, Rose Hill, Eureka, Madison, Kingman, Derby, Haysville, Bel Aire, Park City, Valley Center, Wichita, Anthony, Harper, Attica, and Wellington 337 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one half inch north of highway 56. Ice accumulations of one tenth to one quarter of an inch are expected. * WHERE...Portions of Central, South Central and Southeast Kansas. * WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel will be dangerous, including during the morning commute. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. && $$ KSZ071-072-093>096-098>100-221745- /O.CON.KICT.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-180222T1800Z/ Woodson-Allen-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery- Labette- Including the cities of Yates Center, Iola, Humboldt, Winfield, Arkansas City, Howard, Moline, Longton, Grenola, Neodesha, Fredonia, Chanute, Sedan, Cedar Vale, Coffeyville, Independence, and Parsons 337 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... * WHAT...Freezing drizzle and patchy freezing rain. Additional ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected. * WHERE...Portions of South Central and Southeast Kansas. * WHEN...Until noon CST today. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

National Weather Service Wichita KS 337 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018 KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-220545- /O.CON.KICT.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-180222T1800Z/ Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion- Chase-Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick- Harper-Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery- Labette- Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Hutchinson, Newton, El Dorado, Augusta, Andover, Rose Hill, Eureka, Madison, Yates Center, Iola, Humboldt, Kingman, Derby, Haysville, Bel Aire, Park City, Valley Center, Wichita, Anthony, Harper, Attica, Wellington, Winfield, Arkansas City, Howard, Moline, Longton, Grenola, Neodesha, Fredonia, Chanute, Sedan, Cedar Vale, Coffeyville, Independence, and Parsons 337 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Mixed wintry precipitation. Mainly a freezing rain event for southeast Kansas with a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain in south central and central Kansas. Snow and sleet accumulations of up to two inches are possible in portions of central and south central Kansas. Ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected in south central and southeast Kansas, with lighter ice accumulations possible in central Kansas. * WHERE...Portions of Central, South Central and Southeast Kansas. * WHEN...Until noon CST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice and snow/sleet will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

National Weather Service Wichita KS 915 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018 ...Areas of freezing drizzle, freezing rain with sleet developing overnight...persisting into Tuesday morning... KSZ096-099-100-202315- /O.EXB.KICT.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-180221T0000Z/ Neosho-Montgomery-Labette- Including the cities of Chanute, Coffeyville, Independence, and Parsons 915 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Freezing rain with sleet mixing in. Additional ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. * WHERE...Neosho, Montgomery and Labette Counties. * WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Wichita KS 844 AM CST Fri Feb 16 2018 KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-171445- Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase- Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper- Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette- 844 AM CST Fri Feb 16 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas, South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight There's a chance for some light snow in parts of far southeast Kansas late tonight. The light snow may at times be mixed with light rain, but minimal accumulation would result.