Winfield Police Department

  • Agency: Winfield Police Department
  • Address: 812 Millington, Winfield, 67156 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 620-221-5555
Fax: 620-221-5592

Winfield Police Department is located at 812 Millington, Winfield, 67156 KS. The Winfield Police Department phone number is 620-221-5555.

Winfield Police Department News

Please join our public safety partners at Winfield Fire/EMS in stuffing the ambulance to support the Winfield Community Food Pantry this Saturday in the Walmart parking lot from 12-6 p.m.

Don’t forget to fall back one hour on Sunday!

*** Please like and share to help us spread word of this growing problem in our community. *** We’ve recently noticed an increase in the passing of counterfeit bills at area businesses. Oftentimes these bills are not tested or checked until after change is given and the subject passing the bill(s) has left the store. We ask that everyone be extra vigilant when accepting cash, especially larger bills. Several of the counterfeit bills we’ve recently received reports on appear to be mass produced overseas, possibly in China. These bills often have foreign language printed on them, dashes in the top corner, and occasionally have “for motion picture use” printed on them. The best way to avoid being victimized by a counterfeit bill is to check for the security features embedded in every legitimate bill. These security features can be found at: https://www.uscurrency.gov/denominations. Additionally, special markers are available to help determine a bill’s legitimacy. As shown in the photo, brown marks can be seen across the face of the $100 bill. These marks were made when an employee checked the bill after it had been accepted and the customer had left. Marks made using the special marker will appear yellow on legitimate bills.

We're currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. For more information or to apply, go to https://www.hrepartners.com/jobdetails.aspx?id=32064. The City of Winfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to enhance its diverse workforce.

Beginning October 29 through November 2, 2018 the Winfield Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies across Kansas to stop what has been likened to an epidemic in Kansas. In 2016, Kansas lost 44 children ages 0-19 in motor vehicle crashes, with half of those children not properly restrained. 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 any individual who refuses to obey traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up, etc. For the latest data and to see more about Kansas safety belt laws, go to: www.ktsro.org.

Our department was deeply saddened to learn that one of our brothers in blue, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze III, was killed in the line of duty yesterday afternoon in rural Sedgwick County. We offer our deepest condolences to Deputy Kunze’s wife and child, as well as his family at the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to apply for our next citizens academy is fast approaching. We'd love to have you join us! Our next adult citizens academy, set to start September 20. The 11th annual academy will educate citizens about the Winfield Police Department, its organization, operations and role in the community. Participants gain an understanding of the police department and other area law enforcement responsibilities, as well as the laws that govern them. The academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate citizens on the operations of the department while obtaining valuable feedback to enhance police relations with the community. Involvement in the citizens academy requires a commitment of three hours, one night a week, for twelve weeks. The training includes classroom courses in traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, drug investigations, S.W.A.T., death investigations, as well as many other topics, ride-alongs, and hands-on experiences. Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Instructors for the program consist of officers and staff of the Winfield Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Cowley County Sheriff's Office, and Blue Line Tracking LLC. There is no cost to attend the citizens academy, and participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older that lives or works in Winfield and is free of felony convictions. We encourage any resident that is interested in learning more about the Winfield Police Department to apply for the upcoming academy. Applications for the citizens academy are available on the Winfield Police Department’s website (http://www.winfieldks.org/DocumentCenter/View/1358), or they can be picked up at the police department, 812 Millington St. Applications are due by Friday, September 7. Class size is limited, so those interested are encouraged to apply quickly. If you have questions or would like more information on the citizens academy, please send us a Facebook message and we will respond as soon as possible.

Around noon today, officers from our department were dispatched to a report of gunshots heard by children and adults at Whittier Elementary School, 1400 Mound St. Officers checked the area and confirmed the gunshots came from a nearby cemetery, and were part of a veteran's memorial service. As part of USD 465's Emergency Standard Response Protocol (see image below), students and staff were moved inside until the area was deemed free of any threat. All students and staff are safe, according to school district representatives.

Be sure to check out these important safety tips from our friends at Cowley County Emergency Communications.

We are now accepting applications for the next adult citizens academy, set to start September 20. The 11th annual academy will educate citizens about the Winfield Police Department, its organization, operations and role in the community. Participants gain an understanding of the police department and other area law enforcement responsibilities, as well as the laws that govern them. The academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate citizens on the operations of the department while obtaining valuable feedback to enhance police relations with the community. Involvement in the citizens academy requires a commitment of three hours, one night a week, for twelve weeks. The training includes classroom courses in traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, drug investigations, S.W.A.T., death investigations, as well as many other topics, ride-alongs, and hands-on experiences. Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Instructors for the program consist of officers and staff of the Winfield Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Cowley County Sheriff's Office, and Blue Line Tracking LLC. There is no cost to attend the citizens academy, and participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older that lives or works in Winfield and is free of felony convictions. We encourage any resident that is interested in learning more about the Winfield Police Department to apply for the upcoming academy. Applications for the citizens academy are available on the Winfield Police Department’s website (http://www.winfieldks.org/DocumentCenter/View/1358), or they can be picked up at the police department, 812 Millington St. Applications are due by Friday, September 7. Class size is limited, so those interested are encouraged to apply quickly. If you have questions or would like more information on the citizens academy, please send us a Facebook message and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thanks so much to Lacey, Caroline, and Sage for stopping by our station this morning with homemade cinnamon rolls to honor our officers during #PoliceWeek2018. We appreciate all the community support we receive, providing further proof that Winfield is a great place to live and work.

Happy #FureverFriday! Thanks to MPO Katasha Coupe for helping us feature this week’s canine companion, Irvin. Irvin is a 1 year old black and white Basset Hound mix. He is the cutest little guy, and he loves to get belly rubs and treats! He has been fully vetted, and has a microchip. He would love to be in an active household with older kids and lots of fun things to do. He would need to be the only pet in your life, and he would love to do everything you do. He’d love to go to the drive-in with the top down and the wind in his hair! Since he was chosen to be PET OF THE WEEK for being so COOL, his adoption fee is $30.00 with the helpful donation of Dawn dish soap and a Box of LARGE vinyl gloves! Visit the folks at the Cowley County Humane Society to find out more information on Irvin and all his furry friends!

The folks at Grace United Methodist Church have found two rings in their Fellowship Hall. They have been turned in to our lost and found at the police department. To claim your lost property, please stop by our station at 812 Millington and provide a detailed description of the rings.

*** UPDATE 6:58 p.m. - It appears most of the rotation from this storm has shifted south and east, however Winfield remains in a tornado warning. Residents are encouraged to tune to local media outlets and/or visit weather.gov/ict. ***

Happy #FureverFriday! Thanks to data entry clerk Chris Hood for helping us feature this week’s feline friend, Bammer! Bammer is an 8 month old black and white Domestic Shorthair. She has lots of energy to play and keep you busy laughing for hours and hours. She loves to play on the cat tree in the Get Acquainted Room at the Cowley County Humane Society. She also loves to look out the windows and watch life going on in the world outside. She has been fully vetted, and also has a microchip in case she ever gets lost. She loves to play with toys of all kinds, and anything that moves. She would love to be in an active family with lots of toys to play with. She has a pretty active imagination. She would be best in a family that only wants one animal in their life since she can play a little rough. She also likes to cuddle and get loved on quite often. Since she was chosen as PET OF THE WEEK by the FANTASTIC staff at CCHS for being so playful, her adoption fee is free with the donation of canned dog food, canned cat food and vanilla yogurt.

*** UPDATE: Great news! Tilly has been reunited with her human! Thanks to all that shared our post! *** This little cutie was dropped off at our station after being found on E. 19th Ave. this evening. If this is your dog, please stop by our station at 812 Millington and ask for MPO Phillip Lynch to be reunited with your pup.

Happy #FureverFriday! Thank you to MPO Kevin McDonald for helping us feature this week's canine companion, Irvin. Irvin is a 1 year old black and white Basset Hound. He is the cutest little guy, and he loves to get belly rubs and treats! He has been fully vetted and has a microchip. He would love to be in an active household with older kids and lots of fun things to do. He would need to be the only pet in your life, and he would love to do everything you do. Since Irvin was chosen to be PET OF THE WEEK for being so COOL by the amazing staff at the Cowley County Humane Society, his adoption fee is only $30.00!

Our department joins agencies across the state of Kansas in lowering our flag to half staff in honor of Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day. "The men and women of law enforcement have committed themselves to protecting and serving their fellow citizens," said Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer. "Today we thank them and their families for the sacrifices they make day in and day out and their commitment to keep us safe. We are grateful for their courage, compassion, integrity, professionalism, and pride in all situations."

*** Please like and share this post to help us spread word of these easily avoidable crimes. *** We have once again noticed an uptick in the number of burglary to motor vehicle reports. These reports have involved vehicles with purses and valuables left in plain sight. If you leave your vehicle, even if only for a short time, please take the extra few seconds to hide valuables out of sight. It may save you the headache of replacing a window, and even worse, replacing all of your credit/debit cards, ID cards, and drivers license.

Keep your eye on the sky today, as we are in the enhanced risk category for severe weather. Thank you to our friends at Cowley County Emergency Management for keeping us posted on the potential for severe weather.