Clay Center Police Department

  • Agency: Clay Center Police Department
  • Address: 539 Lincoln Ave, Clay Center , 67432 KS
  • Chief: Bill Robinson (Chief of Police)

Clay Center Police Department is located at 539 Lincoln Ave, Clay Center , 67432 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Bill Robinson. The Clay Center Police Department phone number is 785-632-2121.

Clay Center Police Department News

NEWS RELEASE Chief Bill Robinson warns: Strict seatbelt enforcement to save lives Beginning October 29 through November 2, the Clay Center Police will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to stop what has been likened to an epidemic in Kansas. In 2016, 44 children ages 0-19 lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. Sadly, almost half of those children were not wearing their seat belts. “In the health field, they talk about making sure children have received their immunizations to prevent deadly diseases,” said Chief Robinson. “But what many parents don’t think about is that wearing a seatbelt properly is the best prevention of serious injury or death in a vehicle.” According to the 2017 Kansas observational seatbelt survey, children are much more likely to be buckled up if the driver is wearing their seatbelt. If the driver is buckled, about 98% of the children are restrained. If the driver is not buckled, only about 29% of the observed children were buckled. We want adults to model good driving behaviors for children. Starting on October 29 through November 2, law enforcement across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned drivers and passengers regarding the importance of using seatbelts while in their vehicle. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to anyone who does not obey Kansas law. Chief Robinson says, “Even one child’s death is unacceptable. Please slow down, especially in school zones, eliminate the distractions, and always buckle up.” For the latest data and to see more about Kansas safety belt laws, go to: www.ktsro.org

Clay Center Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 27 at Clay County Health Department Clay Center, Kansas – On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clay Center Police Department, Clay County Health Department, Clay Counts and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Clay County Health Department at 820 Spellman Circle, Clay Center, KS. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last spring Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds—nearly 5,000 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.

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Found intact male running at 300 block of Court Street. Taken to ccare. For information call Clay Center Police 785-632-2121. Please share this post!!

Hand pedal bike found near 3rd and Grant in Clay Center. If you are missing one, please stop by the Police Department at 539 Lincoln, 785-632-2121, Clay Center, and identify. Please share!

Found female Lab/mix tan/Black has blue lead with screw in ground anchor in 400 block Crawford. Taken to CCARE.

Independence Day is right around the corner! I thought it might be helpful if I posted some of the relevant Clay Center fireworks ordinances. Take note that fireworks may be discharged in Clay Center from June 27th through July 2nd from 9am until 9pm and July 3rd and 4th from 8am until 12am. Be safe, respect your neighbors and have fun. FIREWORKS 7-401 FIREWORKS DEFINED. For purposes of this ordinance, the term Fireworks shall mean those items as defined by the rules and regulations of the Kansas state Fire Marshal, and shall include but not be limited to: firecrackers, torpedoes, sparklers, Roman candles, sky rockets, pin wheels, cap or toy pistols (except such pistols or any like device designed to discharge paper caps containing not more than .25 grains of explosive mixture), canes, bombs, cannons or other like devices and all classes of fireworks that may be shot into the air or propelled over the ground by explosive discharges or any device using blank cartridges. 7-402 FIREWORKS PROHIBITED. (a) Except as provided in Sections 7-406; it shall be unlawful for any person to keep, store, display for sale, fire, discharge or explode any fireworks. (b) Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed as applying to: (1) Toy paper caps containing not more than .25 of a grain of explosive composition per cap; (2) The manufacture, storage, sale or authorized use of signals necessary for the safe operation of railroads or other classes of public or private transportation; (3) The military or naval forces of the United States or of this state while in the performance of official duty; (4) Law enforcement officers while in the performance of official duty, or (5) The sale or use of blank cartridges for ceremonial, theatrical or athletic events. 7-403 SAME: EXCEPTIONS; DISCHARGES. (a) Section 2 of this ordinance shall not apply to the firing or discharge of fireworks in the City between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 3'd and July 4th. (b) Section 2 of this ordinance shall not apply to the firing or discharge of fireworks in the City between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. from June 27th through July 2nd. (c) The governing body of the City may, in its discretion, grant permission at any time for the public display of fireworks by responsible individuals or organizations when such display or displays shall be of such a character and so located, discharged and fired as shall not be a fire hazard or endanger persons or surrounding property. (d) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give any public display of fireworks without having first obtained a permit thereof. (01/2010) 7-404 SAME: EXCEPTION; SALE OF FIREWORKS. Any person who has first obtained a valid pennit to sell fireworks within the City may do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight commencing June 27th of each year and ending at midnight July 5'h of each Chapter 7 - Article 4 - Page 1 Codified January 2010 7-405 PERMIT FOR SALE OF FIREWORKS REQUIRED; FEE; ISSUANCE. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, display for sell, offer to sell or give away any type of fireworks within the City without first paying a fee of $100.00 per establishment or premises to the City Clerk and applying for and securing a permit therefor on or before June 25th of the permit year. (b) No permit shall be issued for any location where retail sales are not permitted under the zoning laws. Prior to the issuance of the pei mit, an inspection will be made of the applicant's facility for compliance with this chapter and other pertinent laws, and no permit shall be issued for any premises not in compliance with such laws. Upon qualifying for the permit, the permittee shall prominently display the same at the establishment or premises where fireworks are to be sold or displayed for sale. The permit fee shall not be refundable upon failure to qualify for the permit or withdrawal or cancellation of the application or permit. 7-406 PERMIT FOR PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY REQUIRED. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to give or provide a fireworks display for the public or for organized groups without first obtaining a permit to do so by making application on or before June 14, 2004, and thereafter, at least 30 days in advance of the desired display. Approval of the permit shall be by the governing body. No permit shall be approved unless the applicant furnishes a certificate of public liability insurance for the display in a minimum amount of $500,000.00 written by an insurance carrier licensed to do business in Kansas, conditioned as being non-cancellable except by giving 10 days advance written notice to the City Clerk. In the event of cancellation of the insurance prior to the display, the permit shall automatically be revoked and void. The application for the permit shall clearly state: (1) The name of the applicant. (2) The group for which the display is planned. (3) The location of the display. (4) The date and time of the display. (5) The nature or kind of fireworks to be used. (6) The name of the person, firm or corporation that will make the actual discharge of the fireworks. (7) Anticipated need for police, fire or other municipal services. (b) No permit shall be issued if the location, nature of the fireworks or other relevant factor is such as to create an undue hazard or risk of harm or damage to persons or property. 7-407 APPROVED FIREWORKS; BOTTLE ROCKETS PROHIBITED. (a) All fireworks offered for sale and discharged within the City shall be of a type that has been tested and approved for sale and use within the state by the state Fire Marshal. (b) Bottle rockets and other similar self-propelled firework or fireworks devices consisting of a tube and attached guiding stock or rod shall not be sold or discharged in the City. 7-408 DISCHARGE ON STREETS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, ignite or fire any fireworks upon any public street, alley or avenue or in any park or public place within the City. 7-409 THROWING PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast or propel fireworks of any kind in the direction of or into the path of any animal, person or group of persons, or from, in the direction of or into any vehicle of any kind.

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Grass and weed growing season is in full force and many yards are looking terrible. I just wanted to remind everyone that grass and weeds over 12" tall are a violation of the City's Nuisance Code. Other violations include inoperable vehicles, trash, junk, and other debris in the yard. The Officers are going to be out enforcing this ordinance. Please do yourselves and your neighbors a favor and keep those yards clean so we don't have to pay you a visit! ....Chief Robinson

Clay Center Police, Clay County Health Department and Clay Counts taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 28, 2018 Clay Center, Kansas – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clay Center Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Clay County Health Department at 820 Spellman Circle, Clay Center. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Chief Robinson warns: Strict seatbelt enforcement to save lives Beginning October 30 through November 3, the Clay Center Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to stop what has been likened to an epidemic in Kansas. In 2016, 44 children ages 0-19 lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. Sadly, almost half of those children were not wearing their seat belts. “In the health field, they talk about making sure children have received their immunizations to prevent deadly diseases,” said Chief Robinson. “But what many parents don’t think about is that wearing a seatbelt properly is the best prevention of serious injury or death in a vehicle.” According to the 2017 Kansas observational seatbelt survey, children are much more likely to be buckled up if the driver is wearing their seatbelt. If the driver is buckled, about 98% of the children are restrained. If the driver is not buckled, only about 29% of the observed children were buckled. We want adults to model good driving behaviors for children. Starting on Halloween, October 30 through November 3, law enforcement across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned drivers and passengers regarding the importance of using seatbelts while in their vehicle. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to anyone who does not obey Kansas law. Chief Robinson says, “Even one child’s death is unacceptable. Please slow down, especially in school zones, eliminate the distractions, and always buckle up.” For the latest data and to see more about Kansas safety belt laws, go to: www.ktsro.org

Clay Center Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28 at Clay County Health Department Clay Center, KS – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clay Center Police, Clay Counts, Clay County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Clay County Health Department at 820 Spellman Circle, Clay Center. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

CLAY COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS PARTNERS WITH ANDERSON SOFTWARE TO COUNTER CRIME AND BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY. New technology optimizes the tip submission experience and effectiveness. Clay County Kansas, September 6th, 2017 – Clay County Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that they have recently partnered with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, to provide a more seamless and efficient way for students and community members to offer information to help solve and prevent crimes or other serious or life threatening matters. Anderson Software leads the industry with its latest secure and anonymous tip acquisition and management solution, called P3 Intel. This partnership allows Clay County Crime Stoppers to foster a relationship between law enforcement and the public to proactively create a safer community. Tips were previously accepted as SMS text messages using a short code and a dedicated keyword. Clay County Crime Stoppers will now be accepting tips by the web, and by way of the new, free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms, greatly enhancing the mobile tip submission process. Still completely anonymous, tips submitted through the P3 mobile app, unlike SMS text tips, have no length limitations and allow images, video, and documents to be uploaded with the tip. Anderson Software’s sophisticated encryption processes obscure any and all identifying information and provide assured anonymity for tipsters. Even without the app, there is still an easy and secure option for submitting tips from any PC or mobile browser by going to p3tips.com. Using whichever method, once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in real-time chat/two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information. Clay County Crime Stoppers feels that utilizing Anderson Software’s P3 Tips program will enhance communications with the public, thereby building a safer and more trusting community in which everyone prospers. To further show our value of tipsters’ contribution to the community, tips leading to an arrest will result in a cash reward. We plan on going live with the new software on Monday September 11th, 2017.

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NEWS RELEASE CLAY CENTER POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 22 AT CLAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Clay Center, KS – On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clay Center Police, Clay County Health Department, Clay Counts and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Clay County Health Department at 820 Spellman Circle, Clay Center. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Picked up September 26th on Eisenhower drive in Clay Center. Call the Clay County Animal Shelter 785-777-2522.

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