Topeka Police Department

  • Agency: Topeka Police Department
  • Address: 320 S Kansas, Suite 100, Topeka, 66603 KS
  • Chief: Ron Miller (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-368-9551
Fax: 785-368-9458

Topeka Police Department is located at 320 S Kansas, Suite 100, Topeka, 66603 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Miller. The Topeka Police Department phone number is 785-368-9551.

Topeka Police Department News

RELEASE: Disturbance at Law Enforcement Center 21-year-old Anthony Ruiz-Hernandez was booked into jail Friday morning for Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer and criminal possession of a firearm.

Tonight our Citizens Advisory Council is meeting with our local media partners. The CAC is made up of 15 people who represent various areas and backgrounds throughout Topeka. Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran created the council to ensure transparency with residents in the capital city and to receive their input. You can send your questions, comments, and feedback to the council here:

DID YOU KNOW there’s a new way you can submit Gun Stoppers tips?! Download our free mobile app at You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $500 for tips leading to the location of an illegal gun. Remember, this is all anonymous.

🚨CUTENESS ALERT🚨 This is 5-year-old Vayda with Topeka Police Officer Nicole Karr. Vayda’s mom sent us the photo and said, “Thanks Topeka Police Officer Nicole Karr for making my Vayda’s day by taking the time to chat with her. My little girl can’t wait to be a police officer when she grows up.” #JuniorOfficer #CommunityPolicing

PLEASE SHARE: We are attempting to identify a male and female suspect who stole store merchandise from the Walmart located at 1501 SW Wanamaker RD, in Topeka, KS. To provide any information on these suspects, please email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit at or visit Capital Area Crime Stoppers at

Mr. David Lee Ryce, 24 yrs. old, 5’8,’’ 165 lbs. is wanted in connection with multiple arrest warrants. Do not attempt to apprehend Mr. Ryce on your own. If you have any information on his location, please contact CrimeStoppers at 785-234-0007, log onto their website at, or download their Free P3 App.

RELEASE: One adult male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at 29th & Gage. Westbound traffic at 29th St. is currently shutdown, but will reopen as soon as the investigation is complete. See attached news release below:

Today law enforcement agencies from across the state and country are standing united as one. We stand together to remember and honor fallen Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Theresa King and Deputy Patrick Rohrer. Topeka Police Officer Lucas Capes (who’s pictured in the middle of the photo below), is standing with two officers from the New York City Police Department. Our Honor Guard, Peer Support Team, and officers in several different capacities are all attending the funeral in Kansas City today. #WeStandWithWyCo #NeverForgotten NYPD

Just a reminder to secure your vehicle and remove your valuables from your car to reduce the likelihood of being burglarized 1. Close your windows & lock your doors (the simplest & easiest prevention technique). 2. Remove valuables or place them in the trunk of your automobile. 3. Remove 'pull-out' style radio face plates (if equipped). 4. Park in well lit areas when possible. 5. Park where your car will be easily & frequently viewed (natural surveillance). 6. Park in your garage if you have one and remember to close your garage door. 7. Use a car alarm, it will alert anyone nearby. BY THE NUMBERS 30 - The seconds it takes for a thief to break into your car and steal your valuables! 20 - The seconds it takes to put your valuables into your trunk, out of sight!

A BULLET KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES Have you seen these billboards around the city? It's part of a new program called Gun Stoppers within Capital Area Crime Stoppers. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $500 for tips leading to the location of an illegal gun. Call 785-234-0007 to submit a tip. Lamar Advertising of Topeka

Do you have what it takes to be a Topeka Guardian? Sign up to take the entrance exams to become a Topeka Police Officer at The next test is Friday, June 22. #GuardiansWanted #TPDClass56

RELEASE: Aggravated Burglary to Business by a juvenile See attached news release below:

Congrats SGT Schulz and SGT Connell in great presentations and graduating from the City of Topeka Supervisory School

For Immediate Release June 18, 2018 Stolen Vehicle/Attempt to Flee and Elude TOPEKA, Kan.- On June 17, 2018 a 2005 black Crown Victoria was stolen from the Kwik Shop in the 100 block of SE 37th Street. On June 18, 2018 at approximately 3:15 pm the Topeka Police Department found the 2005 black Crown Victoria near Croix and S Topeka Blvd. It was occupied by a male and female. The suspect led officers on a pursuit through the Likens Foster Neighborhood before going south on S Topeka Blvd. The suspect then pulled into America’s Best Value Inn and fled on foot. Officers located Jesse L. McCormick W/M 25, of Topeka. McCormick was given medical treatment for heat related issues, and transported to the SNCO DOC under suspicion of Theft (Motor Vehicle), and Felony Attempt to Flee and Elude. 785-368-9551 Topeka Police ( or call Crime Stoppers at #785 234-0007.

For Immediate Release June 17, 2018 Aggravated Burglary TOPEKA, Kan.- On June 17, 2018 at approximately 6:45 pm the Topeka Police Department was alerted to a call of a female in distress in the 2200 block of SE Adams. She was reporting that her back door was kicked in by a known violent individual, and she was now hiding in a locked room in the house. Officers in the area at the time of the call saw the suspect, Brian M. Britt W/M 40, of Topeka. After a short foot pursuit, Britt was taken into custody. Britt has been taken to the SNCO DOC under suspicion of Aggravated Burglary, Criminal Damage, and Felony Obstruction. 785-368-9551 Topeka Police ( or call Crime Stoppers at #785 234-0007.

The Topeka Police Department sends it deepest condolences to the Wyandotte Co. Sheriff Office and their whole community. We are praying and we stand with you.

The Topeka Police Department is attempting to identify the above two individuals reference the passing of counterfeit $100 bills at Wal-Mart and Menards. They arrived in a Blue 2018 Buick Encore. During these crimes they thought it would be a good idea to bring their kid with them. NOT COOL Dude! Any information on this suspect please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit or TPD Detective Widener or call her at #785 368-9589 Visit Capital Area Crime Stoppers Web Page

Thank you, Kansas Wildlife for time and for showing us your cool boat! #policesummercamp

To Mr. Michael Shane Lester, I’m not sure why you fled from Topeka Police Officers the other night, maybe you had ice cream in the back of “your” truck and you didn’t want it to melt or maybe you thought “your” truck had a flux capacitor (it doesn’t) and you needed to get up to 88 mph or maybe you just washed “your” truck and you were just trying to dry it off or- what I think is, maybe you were trying to get home to watch the newest episode of COPS. Anyway, we would like to talk to you about this and get everything straightened out but, while you down here we can also take care of your FELONY ARREST WARRANT. Do not attempt to apprehend Mr. Lester on your own. If you have any information of his location please contact CrimeStoppers at 785-234-0007, or log onto their website; or down load their free P3 app. You can get paid for letting us know where Mr. Lester is, anonymously if you want.

Anyone ever get that weird feeling someone or something is watching you and it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up...

Check out CrimeStoppers “Unsolved Crimes” tab on their website. Your small detail about these crimes might be the last piece of the puzzle to get a murderer off our streets and bring closure to the victims family ……and get paid for it. #We haven't forgot

Just a fun fact; Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers.

Great little way to help out during conflict resolution. G.R.E.A.T.

Day 2: Police summer camp. Big Shout out to KHP for an amazing visit!!! Stay safe🚓🚓🚓🚓

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 12, 2018 Vehicle Pursuit of Stolen Car TOPEKA, Kan.- On June 12, 2018 at around 0339 AM, an officer spotted a stolen Chevy Impala near the intersection of SW Huntoon and SW Fairlawn and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the stolen car initiated a vehicle pursuit leading the officer on a high speed pursuit that ended when he crashed into a tree and power pole on the east side of the street in the 2200 block of SW Fairlawn. The driver of the stolen car was identified as Travis Wolverton, 26, of Topeka and he was uninjured. There was an 18 year old passenger in the fleeing vehicle that sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Travis was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for felony fleeing and eluding and felony possession of a stolen property as well as several other traffic violations. Contact: LT Ron Ekis All persons charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.