Meade Police Department

  • Agency: Meade Police Department
  • Address: 725 W Carthage St, Meade, 67864 KS
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Phone: 620-873-5411
Fax: 620-873-2408
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Meade Police Department is located at 725 W Carthage St, Meade, 67864 KS. The Meade Police Department phone number is 620-873-5411.

Meade Police Department News

Temperatures outside have been great, and we have seen many of you out walking around. Please remember that it gets dark earlier and stays that way longer this time of year. Wearing reflective or light color clothing helps drivers see you as you enjoy your stroll and keeps you safe. This is also something to keep in mind as you head out the door for Trick-or-Treating in the next few days.

LOST SPARE TIRE.... Tire was found yesterday at the intersection of Vine & Cambridge here in Meade. It would have been a bottom mount. If it yours, give us a call.

I know it sounds like we are harping, however we will ask again. Please keep your doors locked on your residences, businesses, vehicles. This is not only to protect your belongings from burglars / thieves. There are several other factors. You never know who might just open your door and sit down, or help themselves to the fridge. These individuals could be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, have mental illnesses or heck, it can even be a Denver Bronco......So for your safety lock your doors and make sure if you see something or someone that doesn't belong call the Police.

Officer Clerk picked this baby up on Green St near Spring Lake. If she is yours please contact the City Office.

As Law Enforcement we deal with just about everything. Some days are rougher than others and some days are great. Every Law Enforcement Official has their own version of what it means to be an Officer, Deputy, State Trooper or any number of other Law Enforcement entities. I would like to give my version. Ever since I can remember, my goal was to serve. Law Enforcement's vision is to Protect and Serve. There are numerous definitions, however the easiest one to list is (Serve)“perform duties or services for (another person or an organization)”. (Protect)”Keep safe from harm or injury”. Those are pretty simple definitions for something far more complex in our line of work. To SERVE is a Calling, and an Honor that is bestowed upon us when we make the decision to take the Oath. I hear things all the time such as the Police are not a taxi service, babysitter or mechanic. The truth is we are what we need to be at the very time we are needed the most. To PROTECT is the easy part, we are equipped with state of the art technology, we go to great and meaningful training events, and we are instructed by the best there is to offer. However, I personally believe, that the one thing that cannot be taught is “how to serve.” It’s about something that is inside that was meant to be and we strive for every day. The Meade Police Department strives for this on a daily basis. I can say that I am very fortunate to have the great staff that makes up the Meade Police Department that has dedicated not only themselves, but also their families, to stand on the Thin Blue Line that we represent. The Meade Police Department had an incident last month and the following was a letter from an individual that was directly involved in the case. "Dear Chief of Police: Michael J Inlow, I wanted to reach out to you, your staff, the officers and the Sheriff's department and your own family to thank you for your professionalism, kindness and a job well done! Your empathy, kindness, caring nature and generosity is touching, and breath taking! If ever anyone has questioned the motives of any law enforcement officials, your actions must now restore faith and admiration for officers and citizens like you who risk your safety day in and out while protecting our communities and citizens. On or about September 28th 2018, your Police Officers stopped my daughter ****** while she was in your jurisdiction for a traffic infraction. I had reported ****** as missing with my granddaughter ****** whom I have legal guardianship for, via my local Police. They in-turn placed an all points nationwide bulletin for my daughter whom suffers from a mental illness and was off of her medication. By the time she was apprehended she had been on the road for over 5 days and in a severe delusional state with my granddaughter in her back seat. Your officers communicated with my local authorities and were able to access and handle the situation accordingly. In addition, you and your family took my grandchild in overnight when you did not have to. You cared for her, fed her, entertained her and got her to me safe and sound the following day. Deputies and Officers Dylan Wondra; Doug Ritter; and Ashley Clerk all were instrumental in assisting my daughter and granddaughter. With ****** delusion and mental state. things could have been much worst. I feel as if God made this possible (her apprehension in your jurisdiction) as a way of keeping her and the baby safe and secured. Your staff were like guardian angels and I will forever be in your debt. I want to acknowledge you and specifically your wonderful wife and children for taking such good care of ******. As you may imagine the ordeal was very traumatizing for her as she is still a toddler. However, your care, kindness and generosity as a family helped her to adjust and the effects of her ordeal to be defused. Please also thank Deputy Ritter, he was so kind and generous, he gave the baby a stuff toy that she clung to the entire trip back and loves to play with. Please thank all the unnamed employees that were so professional, patient and empathetic with me and my family. I cannot thank you, your family, the police department and the Sheriff's department enough! Your town is blessed to have you and I have been blessed to have come in contact with you all as well. Chief, you went above and beyond your call of duty and I just need to express my profound gratitude to you for everything! Please pass on my sincerest thanks to all involved and God keep you safe and sound! Please never hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of service in any way, God Bless!" The names of the individuals involved in this case were replaced with ****** in order to protect their identities. I wanted this to be available, as some only see Law Enforcement as a “number,”-- meaning how many citations we issue. Trust me when I say we are much more than that. The City of Meade and the County as a whole are very fortunate to have the Law Enforcement Officials and all First Responders that we do. I also want to say how our families play such a vital role in our careers. Without them we would be lost. I am personally speaking for mine when I say how proud and truly lucky I am that they support my passion, beliefs and goals. They did a truly fantastic job in assisting with this situation, as they always do, especially my wife, because she is always by my side and takes care of any child(ren) as if they were her own whenever a situation arises when children need to be removed from their homes in unfortunate circumstances. But, to hear how her and each of our children felt after this event was amazing. So again, I want to say THANK YOU to ALL Law Enforcement, First Responders, and their families. I want to also give a shout out to Officer Ashley Clerk and Officer Dylan Wondra. They are new Officers and they handled the situation very well and showed great maturity and really took the vision of the Meade Police Department and has put it into action and represented themselves, the Department and their Community exceptionally well. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the article and thank you to our Community for the support that you have shown and continue to show. Sincerely, Michael J. Inlow Chief of Police Meade Police Department

Mixed Messages & Blue Fear. Law Enforcement everywhere cringe and shake their heads when they hear parents say, “I tell my kids if they don’t behave I will call the Police and you will go to jail”. Law Enforcement Agencies all have the same mission, to Protect and Serve. We want our youth to have a secure feeling of safety and trust with us. I know as a parent I want my children to feel like they can approach a member of Law Enforcement for any reason and be safe and I can only hope that other parents feel the same way. In school children are told that Law Enforcement is there to keep them safe and if they see something they need to say something. So, when they go home and hear that “Cops” will take them to jail we are sending a very mixed message. This leads me to ask all parents and guardians. Please don’t tell your children we will come take them to jail. We want to have our youth feel comfortable and to be able to approach us. If you see us out and about and the kids want to ask questions, let them if you can see that we are not engaged in a call. We want to have a relationship with the youth and the whole community that is full of respect and trust. Help us stop the building of a Blue Fear. If you have a child acting out we are more than willing to stop by and talk with them, but they won’t listen if you say we will take them away. We are more than willing to help and want to cultivate positive relationships with our community youth and their families. Thanks for your help and support. Officer Ashley Clerk Meade Police Department

Officer Wondra Found this sweet boy out and about last night. If he is yours please contact the Meade City Office or the Police Department for more infromation to get him back.

This has been a topic of discussion before, but it is always worth the revisit. We are a small community and are very trusting as to leaving doors unlocked, keys in cars and garages open. Yes we are a small town but we have problems just like any community such as theft, drugs, damage to property. As money becomes harder to come by thieves and drug users find other means to purchase or sell their goods. Pawn shops have become more strict, but then came along buy sell or trade groups, private party selling sites and a huge one today that the general public or technology impaired doesn't have a great understanding of is the Dark Web which make it a lot easier to sell and purchase the stolen goods. As we patrol the streets we notice a lot of unsecured buildings and vehicles. So while it may be just a little extra hassle to lock things up, it would definitely be worth it in the long run. As always stay safe.

WARNING******WARNING******WARNING Snakes have been getting a little to close for comfort this year. Make sure to keep an eye out. Educate your children so they know what to look for and what to do if they come up on one. If you spot one don't hesitate to give us a call, we will send someone over to take care of it. Be SAFE......

The Meade Police Department would like to wish all the Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day. We hope that you enjoy your Sunday.

Please be watchful and alert when exercising on the trail at Lone Tree. We have already had to get rid of 2 rattlesnakes.

Great way to keep our roads safe.

THE CHIEFS CORNER Well Spring is here, we received a much-needed rain and it looked like everyone had a good Easter, spring sports are in full swing. I would like to touch on some local road safety around town. YIELD SIGNS- They are there for a reason, we are all guilty of not paying attention at times but we really need to YIELD the right of way. Please pay attention as there are many signs in town. J-TURN- The big one is the Post Office. There are no J-Turns permitted. The big reason is heavy traffic volume. I don’t think the shortcut is worth a $153.00 fine. US-54- When at the light remember there are only 2 lanes not 3. I know our highways are wide, however if you have a truck that is turning and you get to the inside, 9 times out of 10 they will not see you and when they go to turn and you get hit, you will be at fault. K-23- The same applies at the light, however there is only 1 lane not 2. The road is very wide and it’s easy to sneak up to hang a right. but again, those Big Rigs aren’t going to see you. Again, is it worth a fine and an insurance premium hike? Probably not. YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES / UTILITY CREWS / STATE & COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENTS & CONSTRUCTION CREWS- This is a big one. We have these wide roads and there will be a Law Enforcement Agency on a vehicle stop and instead of getting over in the next lane we continue to pass within 3-5 feet of the vehicle. For the SAFETY of all the First Responders and Road Departments please get over and slow down. I want to thank everyone in advance for hopefully paying a little more attention to these road safety areas. I would also like to discuss Driver’s Licenses Especially Farm and Instruction Permits. The following is a link that has the Kansas Law in regards to Driver’s Licenses: http://www.ktsro.org/files/GDL-Law-Card.pdf Recently we have seen and spoke to several minors with restrictions and that were violating those restrictions. The penalties are as follows: 1st Offense = 30 Day Suspension 2nd Offense = 90 Day Suspension 3rd Offense = 1-year Suspension Please follow the restrictions and be safe when you drive. As always, be safe and I look forward to posting next month. Our contact information is as follows: Meade Police Department / 126 S. Fowler St. Box 338, Meade, Kansas 67864. P: 620-873-5411 Sincerely, Chief Michael J. Inlow

The Meade Police Department hopes everyone had a Happy Easter. We would like to thank the Kane Family for another great Easter Egg Hunt. They do a fantastic job for our local youth. It was awesome to see the support from our local first responders. Thank you Meade County Fire, EMS and Sheriff's Office.

****DOG FOUND**** The Meade Pound has a male mixed breed dog with a leopard print collar that was found out at the US 54 & 160 Junction. On 03-31-18 @ 830am. Please call if it's yours or if you may know who it belongs to. 620-873-5411 620-873-8765

This number is calling random numbers here in town. It is a recording about your VISA account. It is a scam, do not press any numbers it asks you too.

The Meade Police Department would like to remind everyone that Meade County is in a "Burn Ban" The burn bans are set by the Fire Chief George Martin. If you are ever in question, here are some numbers you can call to find out: Meade Police Department: 620-873-5411 Meade County Sheriff's Office: 620-873-8765 Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

THE CHIEFS CORNER We received so much needed moisture, however I’m afraid we could definitely use some more. Speaking of moisture, this time of year usually brings the freezing conditions that can wreak havoc on the roadways. Here are some statistics for you: • Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually. • Every year, nearly 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet. • Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet. • Freeway speeds are reduced by 3 to 13 percent in light snow and by 5 to 40 percent in heavy snow. • Average speeds on arterial roads decline by 30 to 40 percent on snowy or slushy pavement. • Winter road maintenance accounts for roughly 20 percent of state Department of Transportation maintenance budgets. All we ask is that everyone stay safe when the conditions get bad and be cautious of our City, County and State Highway Workers and our First Responders. Officer Wondra and Officer Clerk are off to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy for 14 weeks. For those of you that want to know what it takes or some info on the Training Center, here is some information: Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, KLETC serves as the central law enforcement training facility for our state and as headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas. KLETC, a unit of the University of Kansas Continuing Education and University Outreach is located at the former naval air station, which is situated south of the City of Hutchinson and west of the City of Yoder in Reno County, Kansas. Its mission, as expressed in the Law Enforcement Training Act, K.S.A. 74-5601 et. seq. is “the promotion and development of improved law enforcement personnel and procedures throughout the state, and the training center shall offer to qualified applicants such programs and courses of instruction designed to fulfill this end. KLETC directly trains the overwhelming majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas, and oversees, supervises and monitors the training of the remaining officers at eight authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Moreover, no municipal, county or state law enforcement agency pays any tuition in connection with the training and/or room and board furnished to their officers by KLETC during the mandated basic training. Kansas law enforcement officers must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 560 hours of basic law enforcement training to attain their law enforcement certification. Currently, the 560-hour program is conducted in a 14-week format. Additionally, to maintain law enforcement certification each officer must obtain 40-hours of continuing education annually in subjects related directly to law enforcement. If you would like to know more you can go to www.kletc.org. Please wish our Officers the best of luck as they prepare to become better equipped to serve our community. As always, be safe and I look forward to posting next month. Our contact information is as follows: Meade Police Department / 126 S. Fowler St. Box 338, Meade, Kansas 67864. P: 620-873-5411 F: 620-873-2408 Sincerely, Chief Michael J. Inlow

Chief Inlow is helping some our 8th grades self defense tactics.

It has been reported to the Meade Police department that the eggs are flying. In the last three days we have had multiple reports of vehicles being egged. If you are caught participating in this activity, you can be charged with a class B misdemeanor. This carries penalties up to $1000 in fines and 6mo. in jail, along with restitution for the damaged vehicle. This is considered criminal damage to property.

Thanks letting us be apart of the students lives!

The Supremes tell us to "Stop in the Name of Love" We say Yeild to the signs. Please pay attention at intersections for other traffic and pedistrians. If you have this sign at the intersection you are approaching, you must stop to allow other traffic to pass.

Fun times getting to know the kids. Officer Wondra is having fun on the court.

Close game for our ladies.

Halftime for our Lady Buffs