Newton Police Department

  • Agency: Newton Police Department
  • Address: 120 E 7th St, Newton, 67114 KS
  • Chief: James Daily (Chief of Police)
Phone: 316-284-6030
Fax: 316-284-6130
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Newton Police Department is located at 120 E 7th St, Newton, 67114 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is James Daily. The Newton Police Department phone number is 316-284-6030.

Newton Police Department News

Newton mom Trista Coffey passed along this kudos: “Officer Hamersky deserves a shout out for keeping our community safe! While in our neighborhood today, he took a moment out of his work day to share a couple safety tips with my kids. Thank YOU Officer Hamersky and all the other officers for keeping our community safe!! He even gave the kids their very own junior badge which they were very proud to show off.”

Thanks to Rachel Frazier Barron for sharing this shot of SRO Salmans with aspiring officer Matthew at Northridge Elementary School. 🎃 Happy Halloween!

And in other news, please take precautions to keep your homes and vehicles safe. We're glad to have an arrest in this case, but don't make yourself an easy target for the next one!

Newton Police this week arrested two people suspected of stealing from ATMs in a high-tech interstate theft ring. Police arrested Alexandru Ion-Florin, 44, and Maria Bacelan, 22, on Oct. 27 after a series of thefts at Newton’s Citizens State Bank locations. A total of $22,600 had been taken in six cases. Over the past few weeks, area police departments had received warnings from banks and other law enforcement agencies about ATM thefts in Colorado and western Kansas. The thieves were using special cards that allowed the ATMs to dispense money without the use of pin numbers. Both of Newton’s Citizens State Bank branches were hit multiple times on Oct. 26, and the bank captured two suspects on surveillance video. The following day, a Newton officer spotted a car with Texas license plates stopped at first the north and then the south Citizens Bank ATMs. The officer stopped the car, and the occupants matched the description of the suspects in the surveillance video. The two suspects were arrested and booked into the Harvey County Jail. The two are believed to be part of a large-scale theft ring, and both are believed to be from Romania. They are being held on a detainer from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Some cash and ATM cards were seized from the suspects’ vehicle. Newton Police are now working with the Secret Service to learn more about how the thefts occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: The family who claimed the urns was mistaken. So we are still seeking the owners! ***** UPDATE: The owner has been found! Thanks, everyone, for your help. ***** Are you missing some important items? These urns were found in the 500 block of West Fifth Street. If they are yours, you can retrieve them at the Police Department.

We are excited once again to partner with the Harvey County Sheriff's Office and Dillons to help families in our community with food for the holidays. Last year we were able to serve more than 200 local families! Here's how you can help: Monetary donations to First Responders Holiday Helpers can be mailed or dropped off at the Sheriff's Office or Police Department at 120 E. 7th St., Newton, KS 67114. Thank you for helping us serve our neighbors in need!

Thanks to New Hope Shelter for sharing this story, and to the shelter resident, congratulations on your new job!

Officers had a great time hanging out with kids from the community last Friday night at Centennial Park during the Touch-A-Truck event! K-9 Bella made some new friends, and the kids enjoyed the intercom system and air horns found in the vehicles. Thank you for the invite, Harvey County Parents as Teachers! Fun was had by all!

Sharing some perspectives from Cpl. Hawpe this morning.

Go BLUE on Friday for Deputy Kunze.

Thanks to Newton parent Taylor Eason for sharing this video of Officer Hamersky showing off his soccer skills: "Shout out to this police officer who came to the soccer fields to keep our kids safe by enforcing no parking rules and then sticking around to play with the kids for a while 😊😁 #newtonproud"

Our sincere condolences to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for the loss of Deputy Robert Kunze III. We are deeply saddened for his family, his department, and all those who knew him.

So proud of our officers for sharing their time to make a difference in the lives of local kids. #BeABig

Facebook friends, we have taken down last night's post about the missing child. The purpose of the post was to locate the child, and it worked! An observant citizen saw him and reported it. Now that he is safe, we don't want to subject him and his family to well-meaning but baseless speculation. We continue to be blown away by the power of social media to do good in our community -- thank you for being on our team!

We're very pleased to work with Newton Medical Center, who's such a great community partner.

Officer Jon in action! A parent at South Breeze Elementary captured this moment when SRO Jon Adkins gave this young student a bicycle helmet and fitted it for her. This kind of positive interaction is why we believe so strongly in the School Resource Officer program.

In keeping up with tradition, we were able to get some "back to school" photos of our SRO's. Please welcome back SRO Jon Adkins to the Elementary Schools and SRO Brian Salmans who is new to Newton High School. They are both looking forward to getting the school year started!

Newton kiddos will head back to school tomorrow, so please help keep them safe as you drive around town in the coming weeks. 🚸 Be on the lookout for school zone signs, slow down, and always obey the speed limits. 🚸 Watch out for crossing guards and obey their signals. 🚸 Many kids walk or bike to school, so be watching for them to cross the road and on sidewalks; they are likely not watching you! 🚸 Vehicles in BOTH directions must stop for a school bus that has its stop arm out.

TACOS ANYONE? TWO OR THREE, PLEASE! The Newton Police Reserve Unit will be hosting a Taco Fundraiser at Halstead Old Settler's Days on Saturday, August 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 201 E. 1st Street, Halstead, KS. Deep Fried Tacos are $3 each or 12 / $30 Bring your appetite and stop in for some great eats! You won't be disappointed!

The officers of the Newton Police Department are forward-thinking, trustworthy, and dedicated to serving our community with integrity and respect. When you join us, you will use your unique skills and character to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of our organization and our community. We provide competitive salary, outstanding benefits, $1,000 hiring bonus, and up to $2,000 reimbursement of moving expenses. We would love to have you join us. Apply today: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newtonkansas

While it pains us as police officers to say something nice about a group of firefighters (just kidding we love NFD) this is really a great community event, benefiting a wonderful organization. Looks like we are going to have to get a team of cops together and come represent. Kudos to our friends at Newton Fire / EMS!

Below are some of our Officers interacting with youth from Santa Fe Middle School during the Later@Norms program on June 29th. Det. Nedrow, Officer So, Officer Hamersky and Officer Price (not pictured) were invited to hang out with everyone, providing tools and information in making good decisions when it comes to drugs and alcohol. The program is available for all Santa Fe Middle School students every Friday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. through July 20th.

The phone issue has been resolved. Our administrative lines are up and running. Hopefully this didn't cause too much of an inconvenience.