Maize Police Department

  • Agency: Maize Police Department
  • Address: 10100 W Grady Ave, Maize, 67101 KS
  • Chief: Matthew Jensby (Chief of Police)
Phone: 316.722.1433

Maize Police Department is located at 10100 W Grady Ave, Maize, 67101 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Matthew Jensby. The Maize Police Department phone number is 316.722.1433.

Maize Police Department News

Last evening KSN aired a story about a discussion on how best to discipline children. The Maize Police Department was consulted for part of this story. Understanding television news outlets only have a very short segment of time to provide a story, we wanted to provide some additional talking points. One of the most concerning trends law enforcement is starting to see is children "fearing" the police at a very young age due to parents threatening their children with the police if they misbehave. In past times, children were taught to respect and not fear police officers, that police officers were their friends if they were ever afraid or in need of help. When a small child is told by a parent that they better behave or they will have the police arrest them, it instills an unnecessary and unwarranted fear in the child. Here are the talking points: • Parents are fearful of disciplining their children in fear of being arrested or criminally charged with a crime (child abuse). • Kids are learning and growing up to “fear” the police because parents use the police to “scare” their kids into compliance. • More and more often, parents are calling the police to deal with an unruly or disobedient child, such as a child who is refusing to go to school or is being disruptive in the home. • Love and discipline go hand in hand. Parents can, should and do have the right to discipline and instill accountability, responsibility, and respect in their children while at the same time providing a loving and nurturing environment for the child to grow. • Not every discipline issue with a child is or should be a law enforcement matter. Parents have the right and duty to raise their children into respectable, law abiding adults. • And equally, children do not have the right to abuse the system by calling 9-1-1 and attempting to have their parent arrested for instilling needed discipline. Generally, law enforcement officers don’t arrest parents for giving their kid a swat on the behind. • Law Enforcement Officers evaluate calls of alleged child abuse on a case by case basis and the totality of circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse. Some factors officers take into consideration are: The type/extent of injury inflicted upon the child. The physical, emotional, and/or mental state of the child. Past history or allegations of abuse. The circumstances which led to the alleged abuse. K.S.A. 21-5602. Abuse of a child. (A Felony) (a) Abuse of a child is knowingly: (1) Torturing, or cruelly beating any child under the age of 18 years; (2) shaking any child under the age of 18 years which results in great bodily harm to the child; or (3) inflicting cruel and inhuman corporal punishment upon any child under the age of 18 years. K.S.A. 21-5413. Battery (A Misdemeanor) (a) Battery is: (1) Knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person; or (2) knowingly causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner; Most of the officers of the Maize PD are parents and we truly understand parenting is challenging and difficult at times, especially now more than ever it seems. How parents discipline their children is a personal decision, but whatever discipline is chosen, it must be started at a young age, be consistent, and be reinforced with love.

Sedgwick County Emergency Management will be servicing the outdoor warning siren (Tornado Siren) in Maize today (Thursday, January 25) and may activate the siren sometime this morning and again sometime in the afternoon.

HOAX Threat Against School (MHS Students) Wichita and Maize Police were notified late Sunday evening of a social media post being circulated which reads in part, "Don’t go to school tomorrow @MHS. Students… Loaded up bout head out” in text layered over a photo of several guns." Through investigation, police have determined this post IS A HOAX, that is being circulated around the entire country for any schools with the initials MHS, which in Maize's case could mean Maize High School. According to the Eagle-Tribune, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that covers the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, "The post, made on the photo-sharing social media app Snapchat, originated in Virginia but made it up to Methuen through people who are friends between the two states within the app...," and now the post has obviously made it to Kansas. At this time, both the Wichita and Maize Police Departments are confident the information being circulated is a hoax and students of Maize High School are not in any type of danger. Maize school officials have been informed of the post and the Maize Police Department will have officers on patrol in and around Maize High School Monday. To read the entire Eagle-Tribune article, visit This is just one story from multiple news outlets around the country where law enforcement officials are investigating the threatening post. In several jurisdictions, juveniles have been detained and questioned in connections with the post. As always, the Maize School District and Maize Police Department are committed to providing a safe learning environment for teachers and students of the district.

Have a safe, happy and DUI free New Year! Stay warm and celebrate responsibly.

Merry Christmas! Keep your Christmas Gifts Safe. As you are opening your gifts today, especially big ticket and electronics, don't place the boxes outside until trash day and break them down if at all possible. Burglars will often drive through neighborhoods looking for what others received for Christmas, then come back at a later date/time as the Grinch and steal your Christmas.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the officers of the Maize Police Department. City Hall has now closed for the holiday and will reopen on Wednesday, December 27. Officers are on duty and will be through the Christmas holiday. Please call 9-1-1 if you are in need of service. Stay warm and enjoy a peaceful and blessed holiday with family and friends.

Coyotes are on the prowl. In past years there have been nighttime sightings of coyotes within the city of Maize and we don't expect anything different this year. Residents with outdoor pets should be mindful of this and take the necessary precautions to protect your pets.

Happy Thanksgiving from the officers of the Maize Police Department. Please travel safely and don't drink and drive. When shopping on Black Friday, please remember to hide all packages and valuables in the trunk of your car and lock your car doors. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and carry only one or two credit cards. If you need us, please call 9-1-1.

CRIME STOPPERS now offering reward for information leading to Kendra Nystrom's whereabouts. Tips can be reported anonymously at or by calling 316-267-2111.

In sincere gratitude.

KENDRA LEIGH NYSTROM UPDATE: As of today, it has now officially been six months since Kendra has been seen or heard from by her family. Her family and the Maize Police Department appreciate the attention this case has been given by media outlets and on social media. The fact that Kendra is missing has been shared across the country. This post is to better clarify some assumptions and inaccurate information that has been shared and to hopefully bring further clarity about Kendra's disappearance: > Kendra is still missing. > Kendra does NOT have her cell phone or any credit cards so we are not able to ping her phone or track any purchases she may have made. > While we had originally speculated that Kendra may have gone to her parent's residence to do laundry, this theory has never been confirmed and she may have gone to the residence for some other purpose. She did not live with her parents, but did have access to their residence. We know the alarm on the residence was tripped and we know she left out the back door of the residence when officers, responding to the alarm, arrived at the residence. > Kendra left the residence with only her dog Frankie (a black and gray male Chihuahua mix). She left her purse, cell phone and car at the residence. > Area animal shelters have been checked for Frankie with negative results. > The Cowskin creek, which runs behind Kendra's parent's residence, has been searched with negative results. > The persons in a video, released in September by the Maize Police Department, that appeared to be involved in some type of altercation at the intersection of 135th Street West and 37th Street North on May 10, 2017 have NOT been identified. It is unclear if the female in the video is Kendra. > Kendra has the initials "RJ" tattooed on her LEFT ring finger. > Kendra suffers from a drug addiction and may have been in contact with persons with motives not in the best interest of Kendra. > Kendra has seldom gone for more than a few weeks without contacting her family. The fact that it has now been six months is highly unusual. > Because of her addiction, Kendra may believe she is wanted by law enforcement and will be arrested if found. This is NOT TRUE. We believe someone holds the key to this mystery and has information about Kendra's disappearance, where she went after leaving her parent's home on May 4th, and/or her current whereabouts. It is important we hear from you. Please call 316-425-3356 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Or, Kendra, please call your parents and let them know you are alright. They need to hear from you and need closure to your disappearance. If you see someone you believe is Kendra, please try to approach her and confirm her identity (look at the ring finger on her left hand for the tattoo "RJ") and call 9-1-1. We have received an unconfirmed sighting of Kendra in the area of Harry and Webb Road in Wichita approximately 7 weeks ago, but she could be anywhere including out-of-state.

We appreciate MISSING & ENDANGERED NW MISSOURI & SURROUNDING AREA for creating this video and sharing information about Kendra. If you know anything about Kendra's disappearance or her whereabouts, please call us at 316-425-3356 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Keeping Your Community Safe: A Guide to Being a Vigilant Citizen There are many ways you can be a vigilant citizen and keep your family, your neighbors, and yourself safe. Visit to learn more.

Got Drugs? The National Drug Take Back Initiative is Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may take your expired or unwatnted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications to the Sedgwick County Zoo located at 5555 W Zoo Blvd. There will NOT be a drop off site in Maize.

If you know something, say something. We know someone either knows Kendra's whereabouts or holds the key to her disappearance. It is important we hear from you. Information and tips can be reported to 316-425-3356 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 316-267-2111 or 1-800-222-TIPS. #FindingKendraNystrom

Maize USD 266 and Maize Police Department are partnering with the Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers in Schools program to offer a new initiative to help with safety in our schools. For more information visit

THEFT OF STOP SIGNS IS NO PRANK Sometime during the overnight hours of Wednesday, October 11 into the early morning hours of Thursday, October 12, an LED flashing stop sign, similar to the one shown below, was taken from the intersection of 37th Street North and 119th Street West. The sign's post was sawed off at the base. These signs cost around $1900.00 including installation. Aside from the value of the sign, the removal of stop signs at intersections pose a significant safety hazard for motorist. The value of the sign is insignificant compared to the cost in a life lost resulting from a senseless traffic accident that could result from the missing sign. Anyone locating the sign or having information as to it's whereabouts or the person or person(s) responsible for the removal of the sign is ask to either return the sign to Maize City Hall or contact Detective Piper with the Maize Police Department at 316-722-1433. Tips may also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Ref: Case Number: 201700854