Hiawatha Police Department

  • Agency: Hiawatha Police Department
  • Address: 413 Oregon St, Hiawatha, 66434 KS
  • Chief: Evans Woehlecke (Chief of Police)

Hiawatha Police Department is located at 413 Oregon St, Hiawatha, 66434 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Evans Woehlecke. The Hiawatha Police Department phone number is 785-742-2155.

Hiawatha Police Department News

Please come visit the police department on Halloween from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. We will be participating in the business trick or treating this year

Good afternoon Hiawatha, I wanted to remind everyone that the Hiawatha Police Department, along with other state and local officials, WILL BE CONDUCTING ANOTHER CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN. This campaign is being targeted around our school zones before and after school. Ultimately our only goal is compliance, not number of tickets. We feel the safest place for you to be, is in your car during an accident, not flying out the windshield. As always, if you have questions please contact us at the police department 785-742-2156

Good Moring Hiawatha, October 29th thru November 2nd the State of Kansas, along with area agencies, will be conducting a seatbelt enforcement. This means that during this time officers will ONLY write tickets. FINES ARE SET AT THE STATE LEVEL AND THOSE ARE; Ages 0-13 Fine: $60.00 plus Court Cost (KSA 8-1343) Ages 14-17 Fine: $60.00 no court cost (KSA 8-2501) Ages 18 and over $30.00 no court cost (KSA 8-2501) We have several other times thoughout the year that we DO NOT issue tickets. During those times we simply educate on seatbelt usage and hand out infomation on seatbelt safety. I share that because I have received complaints in the past about "why so and so got a ticket and so and so got a warning". Just something to keep in mind, we post everytime we conduct a "special enforcement' and everytime we conduct an education peroid". it is our goal to have several times throughout the year that we do both. I hope this helps to clearify our mission. If anyone still has questions or concerns please call my office at 785-742-2156. Above all please stay safe Hiawatha. The Hiawatha Police Deparmtent is dedicated to the saftey and welfare of our community and all of the folks in it. Happy Friday

Alice Training at the schools begin today.

thought i would share the Haloween Frolic flyer

Class of 2020 Fundraiser Lunch today!

Local fundraising golf tournament this weekend for the after prom.

In the last couple of weeks, the we have seen a rash of counterfeit US currency being passed to local merchants. The majority of the money appears to have been washed clean of the ink printing on a smaller bill like a five-dollar bill or a one-dollar bill. They are then printed upon with other higher denominations such as a twenty-dollar bill and the majority of the counterfeit bills have been fifty-dollar bills. • Often times the original bill’s amount is showing through on the back of the bill and you can easily see. • Some of the bills are printed on other types of paper and they do not have the security strip in the bill and often the alignment of the print on the back is off. • Also, some bills you can see the hologram of the original amount of the bill when held up to the light. Please pay particular attention to cash bills you have or are given especially in fifty-dollar bills and twenty-dollar bills. If you come into contact with counterfeit bills please contact your local law enforcement.

For Immediate Release Contact: Chief John DeFore You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Citizens are warned that during the period, August 16 through Labor Day, September 3, The Hiawatha Police Department will join 150 other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk and other drugged drivers from the roadways. You Drink. You Drive. You Lose., is underwritten by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). During 2017, in Kansas, alcohol and other drugs were implicated in 40% of the crash deaths on Kansas roads. Over the course of the year, this equated to one person suffering death every two days, and at least 163 families receiving death notification visits, all due to drivers’ decisions to drive impaired. According to KDOT, over the past five years the average proportion of fatality crashes attributable to alcohol impairment, alone, is 23% - or almost one-fourth of all fatality crashes. The agency also reports that crashes involving at least one impaired driver are likely to be more severe than are other crashes. For example, the risk of serious injury in a chemical impairment crash is almost five times that of the crash where such impairment is determined to have not been a factor. More striking is the fact that the risk of death is over fifteen times higher in the case of an impairment crash. Clearly, impaired drivers need to be taken off the road, for their good and for the good of others sharing the road with them. According to Chief John DeFore, This campaign is intended to remind drivers of several things: 1. If you’re going to drink while away, do it responsibly by looking ahead and lining up a designated driver before leaving your home. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s time to return home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that you’ll wind up with someone who might appear to be more sober than yourself, but isn’t sober enough. 2. Check your medications for driving warnings. More and more, in Kansas, DUI arrests are occurring during daytime hours, largely due to the side effects of prescription drugs. It’s not uncommon to find alcohol or illicit drugs present as well. 3. Think of a family you know – maybe your own – and consider how it would be to wake up every day to the memory of your decision to drive after drinking – a decision which unintentionally brought injury or death to one of them. If you’re driving impaired, you are not only more likely to crash, but you are much more likely to cause serious injury or death to yourself and others when you do crash. 4. A DUI arrest can cost you thousands and will result in the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Imagine not being able to start your car without blowing into the interlock’s alcohol sensor several times during an afternoon’s errands. 5. We are asking all citizens on the roadways – drivers and passengers, alike – to watch for suspicious driving behaviors. Note location, a description of the suspect vehicle, and its direction of travel and call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so. You may save a life. 6. You can count on this department to vigorously enforce impaired driving and other traffic laws, not just during this campaign but through the year. 7. Always remember that the best protection against an impaired driver (even when it’s yourself) is the use of seat belts and appropriate child restraints – every trip, every time. Restraints save lives and reduce injury severity across a wide range of driving mistakes and mishaps.

A set of keys was turned into the Police Department today. They were found at the Skate park. If these are yours, call 785-742-2156 to identify and claim. Owner has identified and claimed. Thanks you to the citizen for turning the property in.

Good Afternoon Hiawatha, i wanted to take a minute this afternoon to thank everyone ofr coming out to our National Night Out event. This year’s National Night Out was a huge success thanks to our long time sponsors; Sonic, Walmart, Casey’s, Nigus Retail Liquor, Seneca Wholesale, Citizens Bank, and Farm and Home. Please help us in thanking these businesses wherever you go through them. We had in the neighborhood of 600 people that came out to help us celebrate National Night Out. Businesses and organizations that had booths at this years’ event are as follows; Brown County Mothers Association. Brown County Juvenile Services, NEKCAP, Brown County Sheriff Department, Karen Sweet (with her balloon pets) NEK AAA, Horizons Mental Health, Thrivent Financial, and Squad 48 A special thanks to Sheriff Merchant and the Brown County Sheriff Office for conducting a car seat check lane. We always want to promote safety at all of our public functions. In Hiawatha, all car seat checks and education are handled through the Brown County Sheriff and the Hiawatha Community Hospital. As with years past, the festivities kicked off at 6pm and a free public swim at the pool from 7pm to 9pm. We would like to thank Hiawatha for coming out this year it was a great event and we all had a lot of fun and we hope next year will be even bigger. Next year will be our 25 year for National Night Out in Hiawatha and we are going to make it our best one yet.

The Hiawatha Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying and locating the subject in this video. This is in regards to a felony theft investigation. If you recognize this person please contact the Hiawatha Police Department at 785-742-2156.

The Hiawatha Police Department is posting these two video clips in hopes of identifying the suspect and his vehicle. This subject is a suspect in an identity fraud and financial investigation. He was in NE Kansas on Tuesday July 31, 2018. He is suspected of being from a larger city regionally. If anyone has any information on the identity of the subject please contact the Hiawatha Police Department. 785-742-2156

The Hiawatha Police Department is posting these two video clips in hopes of identifying the suspect and his vehicle. This subject is a suspect in an identity fraud and financial investigation. He was in NE Kansas on Tuesday July 31, 2018. He is suspected of being from a larger city regionally. If anyone has any information on the identity of the subject please contact the Hiawatha Police Department. 785-742-2156

up coming events around town

Good Morning Hiawatha, I thought that I would share a piece of cool Hiawatha Police history. The Historical Society has this old 1950's era Hiawatha Police hat and badge currently on display at city hall. Whether you are a fan of the police or not, our town has dang cool history with a proud heritage. It is pretty cool to see that we had such a unique and interesting badge back then that really set us apart from other police departments. It is always nice to set yourself apart from the pack. Now, I am sure that someone will ask why we don’t just go back to this badge and show our pride for Hiawatha’s rich heritage. I can answer this by saying, we would love to and someday we might, but for now it would cost the city around $1,200.00 to recommission this badge as our official badge. Our budget is just not able to support any non-necessity items. PLEASE REMEMBER, The museum beside the post office is loaded with Hiawatha treasures, I recommend going in.

Good morning Hiawatha, Just a reminder that on August 7th during our National Night Out celebration, the Fisher Center will also be an active poling site until 7pm. There for it is illegal to wear or advertise in any way for any political candidates within 250ft of a poling site. I just wanted to remind folks so that you don’t get sent away. We want everyone to come and enjoy