Ellis Police Department

  • Agency: Ellis Police Department
  • Address: 815 Jefferson Street, Ellis, 67637 KS
  • Chief: Dennis Nowlin (Chief of Police)
Phone: (785) 726-4462
Fax: (785) 726-3222

Ellis Police Department is located at 815 Jefferson Street, Ellis, 67637 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Dennis Nowlin. The Ellis Police Department phone number is (785) 726-4462.

Ellis Police Department News

Sadly, Chief Yates said we wouldn’t be able to keep the T-Rex in the impound because we can’t afford to feed her whole goats and cows. She has been released safely back into the wilderness of Isla Nublar. We would like to thank all who made the 2018 Trunk-or-Treat a success! -Officer Smith 🚓🎃🦖 Ellis Baptist Church Ellis City Fire Department (Bonus points for those who got the Jurassic Park reference.)

---UPDATE---10/13/2018 1338hrs--- The Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat in Ellis has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. Set your canned goods and non-perishables out on the porch by 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 for pickup by local youth. The food will go to the Ellis food pantry and food boxes program. For more information contact, Leonard Schoenberger at 785-726-1278 This event has been rescheduled due to weather that is possible on 10/14/2018. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sunday October 14th at 1600 the Ellis Food Pantry is having their annual Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat food drive. Those wanting to participate are asked to set out canned goods on their front porches so students can collect them. 100% of donations benefit the Ellis Food Pantry and members of our community! -Officer Smith

This Female German Short Hair pointer is White with Brown Spots. She has a Pink Collar. No City Pet Tag or Proof of Rabies Vaccinations. She is currently sitting in the Ellis Dog Pound waiting for her owner to call the Ellis Police Department.

Sharing for our friends at the Hays Police Department. Follow their post for updates as they are available. -Officer Smith

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Public information/safety precautions. At 10:52 this morning Ellis Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Madison in the city of Ellis for an attempted burglary. The officer on duty and 2 Kansas Highway Patrol officers were on scene in less than 30 seconds from being dispatched. Chief Yates, 4 other KHP officers, KHP airplane and 3 Ellis county deputies arrived within a minute. Law enforcement officer began canvasing a 3 block area looking for the 2 suspects in question. Residence and businesses were checked and people questioned for information. Schools, businesses and city employees were advised of the situation. The suspects were not located. It is believed the 2 suspects had a vehicle positioned and fled the area when they were surprised by the home owner. There is no description of the vehicle at this time. The suspects were described as a African American male with an afro, approximately 5 foot 8 inches, medium build and carrying a black bag was attempting to enter the residence through the back door. Entry to the residence was not gained. At the front door was a white female with dark hair which was either in a pony tail high on her head or a bun on top of her head. Both suspects were wearing dark colored or black clothing. All residence are always advised to keep your doors locked, be vigilant and report suspicious activity and scams immediately to law enforcement. Call 911 for all emergencies. If anyone has any information on the suspects or any other crime please call Ellis PD at 785-726-4141. After a conversation with the Russell Chief of Police it does not appear there is any connection to this attempted burglary and the recent burglaries in the city of Russell. Thank you to all agencies for your assistance with the situation today. -Chief Yates RLTW TBL

Found Property: The City Clerks Office has been holding on to property that was lost/recovered at the pool this season. They ask that anyone who has lost an item at the pool over the summer stop by the city office. If the items are not claimed they will be donated.

These two little dogs were picked up in the 1200 block of Monroe. No city Pet tags. If you are the owner or know the owner please contact the Ellis Police Department. The Officer said he would hold on to the dogs for a little while before he puts them in the pound.


The Ellis Police Department was contacted by the Ellis Rec Director this morning about a person or person burning trash or wood in their trash barrels, driving/parking on the grass, cutting down trees and leaving pallets down by big creek. None of the activity's are permitted. Trash barrel's are for trash not fire. Please help keep the fair grounds and your community clean by picking up your mess. If you wish to volunteer your time we would direct you to meet with the Ellis junior free fair board. Thank You!

The Ellis Police Department would like to thank those who had patience today with the road work and followed the detour around. City and County crews will be hard at it tomorrow as well so plan ahead.

Update: The Dog has been claimed. We pickup up this dog this morning. A Female Black Lab puppy approximately 6 to 8 months old. She is currently in the dog pound because...... you guessed it no pet tags.

REMINDER: PLEASE REMOVE YOUR VEHICLES FROM THE NORTH END OF WASHINGTON STREET MONDAY MORNING 07/09/2018. Public Service Announcement Cold in Place Asphalt Recycling Project The Ellis County Public Works Department in cooperation with the City of Ellis is announcing that a cold in place asphalt recycling project will take place. Beginning 3RD Street and ending at the Washington Street bridge in Ellis. This area will be temporarily closed at times during the duration of the project. Approaching streets to Washington Street will also be closed during the time of the project. The work will begin at 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 09, 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2 to 3 working days from the start date of the project. Motorists traveling in the affected closure area should use alternate routes of travel until the project is complete. Please direct any questions to the Ellis County Public Works Department at (785)-628-9455 or the City of Ellis Public Works Department at (785)-726-1741. Your cooperation during this project is appreciated

Ellis Ave. From Fairground Rd. to 18th St. in Ellis will be closed for approximately 2 Days for road work.

FIREWORKS: The permitted time frame for the discharge of fire works inside the Ellis City Limits is July 3rd to the 5th 8A to 12 midnight. We advise that if your pets do not like fireworks keep them inside or on a leash while they are outside. Have Safe Independence Day and Happy Birthday America!

*UPDATE: Power is back on, thanks for your patience* Okie dokey everyone, the power is out. What we know: -The ENTIRE town of Ellis has been affected, unless you have a generator. -Midwest Energy has been notified and crews are on the way to try to alleviate the problem. What we don’t know: -When the power will be back on. -What exactly caused this outage. If you happen to know what caused the issue, please call us and we will relay the message to Midwest Energy or call Midwest’s after hours line at 1-800-222-3121. Alternatively: If you are staring at a downed power line, please call 911 and vacate the area. Sit tight, crews are working diligently. I will update this post as soon as I have new info for y’all. And yes, that purple box is the area without power. -Officer Smith 🚓💡⚡️

The Ellis Police Department once again has a dog in its impound that has no identifier tags on its collar. If you are missing an adult, White in color male ShihTzu that is neutered and would like to claim him, contact us. You must provide proof of rabies vaccination before he can be retrieved from the impound. (By the way, the cost to register any dog that has been neutered/spayed is $5. Registering your dogs provides an immediate way of identifying the owner so we can get them back to your family.) That is all. -Officer Smith 🚓🐕

Its that time of year again. Harvest is right around the corner. Farmers and custom cutting crews will being moving their heavy equipment from field to field. Whether on a sand/dirt road or on a paved road be kind and courteous. They are just trying to make a living. Also with semi's loaded down with grain on their way to the co-op to unload. These trucks have a hard time stopping quickly unloaded. With 70,000 pounds of gain on board it takes even longer for them to get stopped. Farmers have a safe and bountiful harvest. Be careful and drive safe.

This new law goes into effect on July 1st. If you see an animal in a hot car and believe the person or animal is in distress you are legally obligated to call 911 either before or directly after entering the vehicle. Read this article for more information, and read the statute for yourself to ensure you are making an informed decision about breaking into a car to save a life. Be smart about this- it’s not a permit for everyone to be breaking windows out on cars to rescue people or animals. -Officer Smith 🚓🐶🐾

Once again we have picked up a dog with out City Pet tags. So this Female Chocolate lab had to go to dog jail. She has Hays vet tags but of course they are not open today so here we are. If you are the owner or know the owners please contact the Ellis Police Department. Update: The Owner has claimed his Dog. Remember you have to get new City Pet Tags at the beginning of each year. They are $5 in the City Office for spayed or neutered Dogs.

A Powerful message indeed. You can save life by being a designated driver or by having one. You can save a life by stepping up and being a reporter. Drive safe.