Wamego Police Department

  • Agency: Wamego Police Department
  • Address: 408 Elm St, Wamego, 66547 KS
  • Chief: Michael Baker (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-456-9553
Fax: 785-456-6680
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Wamego Police Department is located at 408 Elm St, Wamego, 66547 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael Baker. The Wamego Police Department phone number is 785-456-9553.

Wamego Police Department News

PSA: Today during routine gas pump inspections, credit card skimmers were found at Last Stop and Red Raider Express stores. Both businesses are victims of this crime and are working with the Wamego Police Department on this case. If you or anyone you know has used your debit or credit card at these gas pumps within the last month, please monitor your account and statements for any unauthorized activity. We have already had several reports of unauthorized purchases by other individuals. If you find any of the above mentioned activity, please contact your financial institution, credit card company and Wamego PD. If you have any questions or information about this crime, please call Wamego Police Department at 785-456-9553. Thank You, Chief Michael D. Baker

If you are currently without water, it is due to a water line replacement. The city crew is working diligently to fix the line and have water back on within the next couple of hours.

Congratulations Chief. A deserving recipient without question.

PSA: Beginning July 21st thru July 23rd, the Wamego Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in a Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma in an effort 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 officers across the six-state area, including Wamego police officers, will be extra vigilant to enforce speed limit laws. As speed increases, the severity of crashes increases, leading to a rise in fatalities and serious injuries. Officers will be reinforcing the importance of obeying speed limits, in addition to not texting while driving, using seatbelt and child restraint systems and not driving while impaired. Officers will issue citations to any person who refuses to obey traffic laws. Under Kansas law, passengers as well as drivers can be cited for violating restraint laws. This selective enforcement comes at an opportune time of the year. “During the summer months, there are more pedestrians including children on and near streets. Hopefully this will remind drivers to pay attention to their surroundings and not to allow things such as cellular telephones to district them from their primary responsibility of safely operating their motor vehicle.” Sincerely, Chief Michael D. Baker Sr.

July 4th is our busiest day of the year. Scott took time out of his busy day to play catch with this young man. This is the kind of relationship we try to have with our youth. We enjoy interacting with young individuals and providing a positive impact.

www.visitwamego.com Check out this website for information regarding July 4th activities.

We have had multiple calls about the fireworks law in town. So, here it is again for your reading enjoyment! Please be respectful to your fellow neighbor and please understand that we all want to have a good time. City ordinance states that fireworks can be shot off on July 3rd and 4th, and the 5th if the 4th falls on a Sunday. However, the city allows fireworks to be sold 1 week prior to the 4th, so we allow citizens to shoot off said fireworks during that time as well. Within reason of course. If complaints are filed they are dealt with on a case by case basis. Just use common sense. No late night fireworks, etc... Chief Michael Baker

This is a busy weekend in Wamego! There will be a lot of foot traffic between now and July 4th. There are also a lot of you that enjoy fireworks and want to make the most of this holiday weekend. We ask that you be respectful of your fellow man. We will deal with fireworks complaints on a case by case basis. If you are headed to the carnival make sure you stop and say hi to the officers patrolling . They are dedicating a lot of hours this weekend to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time!

This beautiful young lady has a lemonade stand in town today! It's never too early for children to know that police are good guys and not to be afraid. From the kindness in her heart she is offering an LEO discount. Well, who can so no to a refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot day? Thank you for your support young lady. Your efforts do not go unnoticed! #backtheblue

Special Olympics Torch Run from Wamego to Manhattan is this morning on Highway 24. Slow down or move over please!

On May 30th, 2017 at approximately 5:24 A.M. the Wamego Police Department received a report of shots fired in the 300 block of Chestnut Street. Officers and Deputies arrived in the area and located a residence which had been struck by gun fire. Officers checked the occupants of the residence and found that no one was injured. Crime scene investigators from Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department and Wamego Police Department investigated the incident. A suspect of interest was developed during the course of the investigation. The investigation led authorities to a residence located in the 1800 block of Marsha Lane in Wamego Kansas where David Rojas, 31, was taken in to custody by officers from the Wamego Police Department , Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and Kansas Highway Patrol. Charges include Aggravated Kidnapping, Kidnapping , Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Burglary. Investigators believe this to be an isolated Incident. This incident is still under investigation. Chief Michael D.Baker Sr. Wamego Police Department

Click It or Ticket is on its way Beginning on Monday, May 22, 2017 and continuing through Sunday, June 4, 2017 travelers can expect increased police presence on our city streets as the Wamego Police Department joins 160 other Kansas law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing 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. 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 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, 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. Please remember to buckle your safety belts and ensure your minor children are properly secured when in your vehicle.

A tornado watch is in effect for Pottawatomie and surrounding counties until 2200 hours.

Take a second this week and remember the officers that made the ultimate sacrifice. National Police Week 2017

Call your mom and tell her thank you! Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mom's out there! Without you, we wouldn't be here!

Tonight Chief Michael Baker received a Silver Valor Award for Exceptional Police Service. Chief Baker responded to a call involving a choking infant in October 2016. His rapid response and immediate action played a vital roll in saving the infants life. He loves his city and works diligently to protect everyone in it.

https://www.ksacp.net/2017-kacp-spring-leadership-training/

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