Sterling Police Department

  • Agency: Sterling Police Department
  • Address: 118 N. Broadway, Sterling, 67579 KS
  • Chief: Eddy Truelove (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-278-2100
Fax: (620) 278-3516

Sterling Police Department is located at 118 N. Broadway, Sterling, 67579 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Eddy Truelove. The Sterling Police Department phone number is 620-278-2100.

Sterling Police Department News

No burning in Rice County and do not throw out cigarette's from vehicles !!

***SCAM ALERT*** There is a scam phone call going out claiming that they are “Lyons Police” raising funds to help kids. The particular caller ID showed phone number 620-233-1015. This IS a scam. Remember: just because the number looks like it’s from the area doesn’t mean it’s not a fraud! Do not give them or any other caller of this nature money. Never give money without confirming the validity of the caller.

We have come into possession of a Schwinn bicycle. It was found in the 100 block of N. 10th. If you would like to claim it please contact us at 620-278-2100. You will need to describe it before claiming ownership. Thanks and have a nice day.

***UPDATE*** Ralph has been located assessed by officers as safe. We are in the process of putting him up out of the elements until his family can get here. Thank you all for your concern and assistance*** Have you seen this gentlemen recently? His name is Ralph and he has early onset dementia. He's been missing from his home since yesterday and his family is looking for him. The last place he was seeing was at Food Mart at approximately 6:30 p.m. headed north towards Lyons on foot. Ralph is wearing a winter jacket that is Tan in color with a fur-lined hood. He's wearing a ball cap that reads don't tread on me and blue jeans. If you see Ralph please call dispatch at 620-278-2100. Please share and help us find Ralph.

From Superintendent Jim Goracke: Sterling Schools will be closed today (02/22/2018) due to the weather. Edit: In addition to school in Sterling being cancelled, all school activities, including tonight's basketball games are cancelled. There will be no basketball practices in our facilities today.

Sterling Blacktop Ave V is ice covered. 35 mph or less, is recommended speed.

Every single day Kansans are dying in vehicle crashes. Of the hundreds of crash related deaths that have occurred in Kansas, almost 70% of them were not wearing a seat belt. According to a 2011 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,384 lives could be saved if seat belts had been worn. As of 2017, Kansas has an 82% seat belt usage rate. Quick Kansas Seatbelt Stats: Women are more likely to be belted than men. Trucks, which account for about one in five vehicles observed, produce a substantially lower belt use rate (76%) than other vehicles (90%-91%). Male truck drivers are the lowest single category of belt users (75%). Rural counties tend to produce a lower belt use rate than urban counties. The more “local” the trip, the less likely occupants are to be buckled up.

The Sterling Police Department would like to introduce you to Richard Newell, who began an internship with the department this week. Richard is a senior criminal justice major at Sterling College and is from Stockton, CA. Richard finished his football playing career this fall and is now focusing on his future career in law enforcement.

Dillons turned in some keys that were found in their parking lot yesterday. Contact the police department if they are possibly yours.

It's tax season again.Scammers are looking to make an easy dollar. Keep in mind the IRS will never call you and tell you to send them money to settle a debt with them. If you have questions regarding the status of your tax debt or tax return you can contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Do not send money to anyone you don't know or trust.

Let’s take a stand against child sexual abuse! Join our county-wide partners on Wednesday January 24th for an informative town hall meeting at Celebration Centre in Lyons.

Congratulations Sterling Black Bears! Both the boys and girls are your 2018 Sterling Tournament champions!!

Stray adult female Border Collie. Stray at Dillon’s. Dog was taken to Vet Clinic in Lyons.

From Superintendent Jim Goracke: Plans have changed. Sterling will have NO school tomorrow.

The Sterling Invitational games for today have been moved to tomorrow, and tomorrow's games will now be played Wednesday due to today’s travel conditions.

USD 376 schools are closed today (Thursday) due to inclement weather.

The Sterling Police Department, Kansas hosted an autism awareness training for first responders in Rice County. The instructor was Val Teeters Loesch. Val is an Autism/Special Education Consultant for Rice County Special Services, working with children and teachers from Pre-K to 12th grades. She serves all schools in Rice County including Lyons, Sterling, Chase, Windom, and Little River. She received her B.S. from McPherson College in 1984 and is entering her 34th year of teaching. Approximately half of her career, Val served as an Interrelated Resource Room teacher working with children with varying disabilities. Val has received specialized training through the KU Outreach Program and KISN/TASN in Autism for the past 20 years. She also received specialized training through KU in working with severely disabled children in her early career. Val explained the different levels of the Autism spectrum and guided first responders on proper care instructions when helping with those diagnosed with ASD. Agencies in attendance included: Little River Police Department, Rice County EMS, Lyons Police Department, Rice County Sheriff's Department, and the Lyons High. Thank you Val for a great training!

FYI especially for those of you with younger kids.

The loud bang noises in the south part of Sterling are a result of the use of “bangers” to attempt to safely disperse the geese from Sterling Lake.