Russell Police Department

  • Agency: Russell Police Department
  • Address: 339 East 8th Street, Russell, 67665 KS
  • Chief: Larry Vaughan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-483-2121
Fax: 785-483-6360

Russell Police Department is located at 339 East 8th Street, Russell, 67665 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Larry Vaughan. The Russell Police Department phone number is 785-483-2121.

Russell Police Department News

PLEASE BE AWARE! With a forecasted snow storm that could impede traffic, and cause difficulty in clearance of streets, there could be a declaration of a Traffic Emergency in the City of Russell. As the result of a possible Traffic Emergency, parking upon the following listed streets, designated as emergency snow routes, in the City of Russell, Kansas would be prohibited until this traffic emergency is terminated. • Copeland Street from Wichita Avenue to Wisconsin Street • Lincoln Street from Wichita Avenue to 15th Street • Wisconsin Street from Van Houten to Copeland Street • 15th Street from Van Houten Street to Copeland Street • Ash Street from Wichita Avenue to Dorrance Street • Jewell Street from Fossil Street to Maple Street • Maple Street from Jewell Street to Luray Street • Luray Street from Maple Street to Kansas Street • Kansas Street from Luray Street to Jewell Street Think ahead and move vehicles off streets in these areas while the weather is calm.

911 and Russell County Communication admin lines are functioning.

911 services restored. AT&T still working to make repairs. Non-emergency calls please continue calling 785.483.7184 or 785.483.7185

Russell County Communications phone lines are down, to include 911. AT&T has been notified, and we are told this is affecting multiple counties. Please use the alternate numbers of 785.483.7184 or 785.483.7185 to reach Russell County Communications - for police, fire, or EMS. We will advise when AT&T has the issue corrected. Please share to reach as many people as possible. Thank you,.

Something to keep in mind; With a forecast of a possible winter storm that could impede traffic, and cause difficulty in clearance of streets, there could be a declaration of a Traffic Emergency in the City of Russell. As the result of a possible Traffic Emergency, parking upon the following listed streets, designated as emergency snow routes, in the City of Russell, Kansas would be prohibited until this traffic emergency is terminated. • Copeland Street from Wichita Avenue to Wisconsin Street • Lincoln Street from Wichita Avenue to 15th Street • Wisconsin Street from Van Houten to Copeland Street • 15th Street from Van Houten Street to Copeland Street • Ash Street from Wichita Avenue to Dorrance Street • Jewell Street from Fossil Street to Maple Street • Maple Street from Jewell Street to Luray Street • Luray Street from Maple Street to Kansas Street • Kansas Street from Luray Street to Jewell Street Think ahead and move vehicles off streets in these areas while the weather is calm.

Office of Jennifer Duffy, Executive Director On behalf of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police it has been brought to our attention that citizens of the state of Kansas have been receiving phone calls from an unknown telemarketing company claiming to be representing the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. The KACP currently DOES NOT have anyone working on our behalf to solicit funding through telemarketing. Please DO NOT give out personal information or money to anyone claiming to be with the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. If you have donated funds or have received a call – we encourage you to reach out to your local law enforcement.

On December 4th, 2017, Brandy Crawford took the oath of office to become a Police Officer with the Russell Police Department. Welcome to the Russell Police Department Officer Crawford!

Thank you Veterans!

REMEMBER TO STOP BY THE RUSSELL POLICE DEPARTMENT THIS HALLOWEEN NIGHT!!! Again this year the Russell Police Department will be providing free “Glow Necklaces” on Halloween Night. The first 300 children to come to the Police Department after 5 p.m. on Halloween will receive a glow necklace and a treat The glow necklaces will help drivers and parents see the children as they walk through the community Trick or Treating. HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Halloween is the children’s night for Trick or Treats and Ghost and Goblins. Please take extra care to ensure your children are prepared. Here are some safety tips to ensure the children have a safe and fun-filled evening:  Choose a costume that is easy to walk in, easy to see out of and can be seen by car drivers.  If Trick or Treating after dark wear a glow stick and bright colored clothing  Loose Costumes or unsafe shoes can cause falls or accidents  If wearing a mask, make sure you can see out of it. Take off the mask before crossing the street.  Sharp or pointed toy weapons / costume props are dangerous  Billowing costumes, false hair and wigs are unsafe around candles  Use a flashlight after dark  Walk in groups and cross the street together  Parents or grandparents check all treats before they are eaten  Unpackaged items should be discarded Please be careful, watch out for small children and enjoy the evening. If you have any questions or would like more information about Halloween Safety please contact the Russell Police Department at 483-2121.

REMEMBER TO STOP BY THE RUSSELL POLICE DEPARTMENT THIS HALLOWEEN NIGHT!!! Again this year the Russell Police Department will be providing free “Glow Sticks” on Halloween Night. The first 300 children to come to the Police Department after 5 p.m. on Halloween will receive a glow stick and a treat The glow sticks will help drivers and parents see the children as they walk through the community Trick or Treating. HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Halloween is the children’s night for Trick or Treats and Ghost and Goblins. Please take extra care to ensure your children are prepared. Here are some safety tips to ensure the children have a safe and fun-filled evening:  Choose a costume that is easy to walk in, easy to see out of and can be seen by car drivers.  If Trick or Treating after dark wear a glow stick and bright colored clothing  Loose Costumes or unsafe shoes can cause falls or accidents  If wearing a mask, make sure you can see out of it. Take off the mask before crossing the street.  Sharp or pointed toy weapons / costume props are dangerous  Billowing costumes, false hair and wigs are unsafe around candles  Use a flashlight after dark  Walk in groups and cross the street together  Parents or grandparents check all treats before they are eaten  Unpackaged items should be discarded Please be careful, watch out for small children and enjoy the evening. If you have any questions or would like more information about Halloween Safety please contact the Russell Police Department at 483-2121.

Thank you to Ruppenthal Middle School Student Council for visiting the Russell Police Department Tuesday morning and bringing us some goodies! The Police Department appreciates your support.

The City of Russell is seeking professional and community oriented individuals for full-time police officer positions. The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. As a rural city, it is our vision to serve as the County’s regional center. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future. We are home. The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Basic benefits include vacation, sick leave, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, and KPERS retirement program, with optional benefits packages available as well. Applicants must be 21 years of age, with a high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, no felony or domestic violence convictions, drug or alcohol related convictions or diversions, pass a psychological test / medical and drug screening and background investigation. Applicants must also establish residency in Russell County 6 months from hire date. Applications and a full job description can be obtained at www.russellcity.org or at The City of Russell, 133 W. 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications can be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to hr@russellcity.org. Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 6, 2017. Position open until filled. EEO/ADA

On September 1st, 2017, Russell Police Officer Trevor Musgrove completed required 14 week basic training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. Trevor was part of the 246th Basic Training Class where 64 law enforcement officers from throughout the State of Kansas also completed the basic training to become Certified Law Enforcement Officers. The completion of the basic training was highlighted with a Commencement Ceremony held at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Attending the Commencement Ceremony was Trevor's family, Russell Police Sergeant Jordan Harrison, and Police Chief Dale Weimaster. Congratulations Trevor!

School area tips! Now that school is starting and children will be attending school, we should look at the responsibilities of drivers around the attendance centers in Russell Kansas. Passing a school bus, from either direction, with its STOP sign actuated and its red lights flashing is a violation of a Kansas Standard Traffic Ordinance. The driver of a vehicle shall not proceed to pass a school bus until such school bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights and the stop signal arm, are no longer actuated. Yellow zones, as painted on the curbing, indicates an unloading or pick up zone. This is for dropping off and picking up children. Drivers are not to park in the yellow zone for an extended amount of time. Accessible parking (disabled parking) is for disabled persons that have a disabled tag or placard, not to use for dropping off or picking up children for persons without a disability and do not have a placard. Children should not be dropped off, or picked up where they have to cross the street in the middle of the block. Teach your children to use crosswalks. All attendance centers have posted speed limits. Familiarize yourself with the areas of the reduced speed. The 200 blk to 600 blk of North Fossil is a school zone reduced speed in the mornings from 7:30am to 8:30am and the afternoons from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Be attentive to children crossing Fossil St in this area. The 100 and 200 blks of West 3rd is a one way street. Traffic can only travel west on 3rd St. in that area. For reference, you can only drive west on 3rd St from Main St to Lincoln St. Finally, be attentive and watch for children in the attendance center areas. Children are being taught to use crosswalks but might enter the street from other areas. With these tips, your children and you can have a safer school year!