Valley Center Police Department

  • Agency: Valley Center Police Department
  • Address: 616 E 5th St, Valley Center, 67147 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 316-755-7325
Fax: (316) 755-7339
Email:

Valley Center Police Department is located at 616 E 5th St, Valley Center, 67147 KS. The Valley Center Police Department phone number is 316-755-7325.

Valley Center Police Department News

We are deeply saddened with the loss of two Wyandotte County Deputies. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, co-workers and friends. https://www.facebook.com/KansasPeaceOfficersAssociation/photos/a.413332882093931.95290.413327462094473/1757461634347709/?type=3

Mike Wazowski can be found at McLaughlin Park thanks to Isiah Allan.

Melissa Grandstaff painted this patriotic hydrant in front of the USD262 District Office.

Things are being moved in and assembled. The new building is very nice and will be open soon. Check back for further updates about the Grand Opening!

Just a reminder, the next phase of this project begins tomorrow morning.

Here are pictures of Library staff members Katie Goetz and Erin Tormey participating in the VCFD's Vibrant Hydrant Program. They are painting the hydrant outside the new Library-Community Building. Awesome job!

An update on the 5th Street construction.

A big thanks to Isiah Allan for getting the Vibrant Hydrant Program off to a great start at McLaughlin Park, with her bubblegum machine hydrant. Looks awesome keep up the great work!

Today's event to honor and feed veterans lunch in the park on Armed Forces Day was successful. For more photos visit the Valley Center SHOW page on Facebook. facebook.com/usd262show

Left to right Sgt Jason Easley Nikki Easley Ron Colbert Celebrating 1st annual salsa contest and Veterans Taco Lunch at McLaughlin Park today. Happy Armed Forces Day!

Click It or Ticket is on its way Beginning on Monday, May 21, and continuing through Sunday, June 3, travelers can expect increased police presence on city streets as the Valley Center Police Dept. joins 160 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2018 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 $30 – a $20 increase passed overwhelmingly by the 2017 Kansas Legislature. The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60, while the fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court cost charge of $78.50 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 law 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. T he 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, fully 92% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in. At the other end of the scale only 45% of those who suffer fatal injuries are belted in. 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 82% 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 rates of buckling up 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. 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: overall, those aged 0-4, are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%. However, only 84% of 5- to 13-year olds are properly restrained. This means that 1 out of 6 Kansas children, aged 5-13, are made especially vulnerable while traveling by the failure of their drivers to restrain them. According to Sgt. Matt Vogt, “I want people in Valley Center to remember that when they don’t buckle up themselves, or require their passengers to buckle up, they are, in effect, promising themselves and those passengers, along with family and friends not present, that no circumstance will arise that will ultimately trigger seat belt activation, whether it be due to distraction, sleepiness, kids fighting in the back seat, etc. either in their own vehicle or in the other vehicles they meet on the road. “I want people to know that, day or night, Valley Center is committed to aggressively ticketing violators of adult seat belt and child safety laws, as well as other traffic infractions – such as speeding and texting while driving – which make the need for occupant restraint so necessary. The stop will be inconvenient, your vehicle and driver’s license numbers will likely be checked for outstanding warrants and insurance, and you’ll pay $30 to the court. So, use your belt and save yourself the trouble.” - - - -

This afternoon a vehicle that was being pursued by Wichita Police and later the Kansas Highway Patrol came in to the City of Valley Center at 69th and Charles. The driver left his vehicle at a residence and barricaded himself in to a garage. Kansas Highway Patrol, Valley Center Police, Maize Police, Park City Police, Wichita Police and Sedgwick County Sheriff personnel were able to contain the Wichita man in a garage and were eventually able to talk him out of the garage where he was arrested without further incident. The man was taken by EMS to a Wichita Hospital to be checked for a medical condition. Further information may be obtained from the Wichita Police Dept.

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Join the city on Facebook Live and watch as department heads present their 2019 budgets. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfValleyCenter/videos/1830094937052768/

We held our annual Awards Ceremony tonight. It has become a tradition to have this every year during Law Enforcement Memorial Week. We mourn the loss of officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We use this time to recognize the achievements of our officers as well as a time we can simply sit down and fellowship together. This year we would like to thank members of Pathways Church who took time out of their busy schedule to prepare a meal and participate in the evening with us. We also want to recognize Valley Center High School Principal Jamie Lewis who was this year’s recipient of the Citizen Service Award. Mr. Lewis has dedicated many years to the youth of this community. I’m sure each year has its challenges but this year had to rank among the toughest. The community and the school suffered the devastating loss of a former student, a current student, a beloved teacher and a long time USD262 staff member. This was a very difficult time for students, staff and the community as a whole. Mr. Lewis’ unfaltering leadership helped guide students and staff through the most difficult times. We want to thank Mr. Lewis for his many years of dedication to our youth as well as his outstanding leadership!

Valley Center Fire Department is pleased to announce our new Vibrant Hydrant Program. Please see the attached flyers for more details.

Urijah and Quentin visited the Valley Center Public Safety Building earlier this week and asked us if we could help them with a school project by getting our picture taken with them. Of course we will help. We hope that both you boys get some "A's" on your projects. Keep up the good work and thanks for stopping by!

Thanks to Babybear Daycare for the delicious cookies.

Please read the following from the National Weather Service below. The only storm shelter in Valley Center is now the Methodist Church at 5th and Meridian. It will be open when the following conditions exist; A Tornado Watch coupled with A Serve Thunderstorm Warning or a Tornado Warning. Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon along a southwest-northeast oriented frontal boundary across central Kansas, roughly along and just southeast of a Great Bend to Salina line. A few discrete supercells will be possible early on, before evolving to multi-clusters or bowing segments. While these storms move east and northeast, they will also tend to develop a bit further to the south into parts of south central Kansas by early evening. The stronger supercell storms will be capable of very large hail to baseball size and damaging straight-line winds to 75 mph. A couple of tornadoes will be possible until sunset, especially with any discrete storms, or on the southern end of multi-clusters and line segments.

Beginning May 7th: 5th Street will be closed from the bridge to Broadway. The entire road will be closed for approximately four weeks. At the end of that time one lane will open for West bound traffic ONLY for the duration of the construction project.

Sadness is in our hearts because of this awful tragedy of one of our own brothers in blue. Our hearts go out to WPD Officer Woodson's wife, family, and son who is still recovering from the accident.

The department had some visitors today. Thank you for dropping by!