Paola Police Department

  • Agency: Paola Police Department
  • Address: 805 N Pearl St, Paola, 66071 KS
  • Chief: Dave Smail (Chief of Police)
Phone: 913-259-3631
Fax: 913 259-3639

Paola Police Department is located at 805 N Pearl St, Paola, 66071 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Dave Smail. The Paola Police Department phone number is 913-259-3631.

Paola Police Department News

There will be a heavy police presence at the Paola High School this evening. No need to be alarmed we are conducting active shooter training.

The Paola Police Department is a participating agency with the National DEA Drug Take Back Program. You can swing by on Saturday and drop off your unused medications. This is a service we offer to our community year round. The drop box, which is available 24/7, is located in our front lobby.

UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY Investigation is ongoing ***PPD SEEKING INFORMATION*** At approximately 4:35 this afternoon a 12 year old boy was struck by a dark colored SUV. This SUV can be seen in the background of the attached photo. The vehicle was believed to be heading south on Pearl Street near El Potro restaurant and struck the child near Grandview Street. The vehicle fled the scene. The 12 year old male was transported to OPR for treatment of unknown injuries. The vehicle may have front end damage on the passenger side or towards the middle. It was also leaking fluid as it left the scene. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the Paola Police Department at 913-259-3640.

Officer Mathies and Officer Rizo recently had a fun visit with the kids at the Paola Preschool.

We had an amazing time at today’s Children’s Fall Festival. The weather cleared out for us and we had an amazing turnout. Thanks to all our first responders for volunteering their time for this event. Can’t wait for next year!

The 🍿 machine is warming up and the DJ 🎤 is setting up! Looks like the weather is being friendly today. We can’t wait to see all of you at 12:30!!

We had such a great time at today's Coffee with a Cop event that this is the only photo we got. Huge thank you to the Paola Senior Center and the 25-30 citizens that met with us this morning. It was a morning of great questions and humorous stories. If you swing by, don't let them hustle you in Wii bowling, they've got some serious competitors! Pictured left to right: Capt. Jenkins, Capt. Colwell, Det. Frizzell, and Off. Rizo.

It's a busy week for the PPD! Wednesday we will be at the Paola Senior Center for the National Coffee with a Cop event. Come see us between 9 and 10:30 am. Then don't miss the Children's Fall Festival, Saturday starting at 12:30.

Here are some good reminders for car seat safety. You can contact Officer Bliss for a car seat installation inspection.

Please join us in keeping the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts and prayers. Reports are that they have lost a deputy in the line of duty.

Recently the PPD recovered a possible stolen ATV. This ATV has not been reported or claimed. If this ATV belongs to you please contact Detective Frizzell (913-259-3640) with proof of ownership.

Congratulations to Officer Dustin Hawkins and City of Paola Fire Department Firefighter Justin Fields. Both were presented with the PPD Lifesaving award this week. Fields was off duty when he was alerted to a fallen subject who had stopped breathing. He immediately responded and started CPR as Officer Hawkins was dispatched to assist. Upon arrival, Hawkins applied an AED and assisted with CPR. These immediate actions are believed to have saved the patients life. This is the third life save as a result of AEDs being purchased for each PPD patrol car after receiving funding from the Baehr Foundation approximately 8 years ago.

Help us welcome your newest PPD patrol officers. Officer Mitch Gabbert (left) and Officer Keith Myers (right) were officially sworn in today by City Clerk Dan Droste.

Recently we have received concerns about crosswalk safety in our school zone. The main complaint being drivers completing a turn prior to children being clear of the roadway. All drivers must exercise due regard for the safety of pedestrians in the crosswalks as well as comply with directions presented by official crossing guards. Lets all be patient and caring when it comes to the safety of our school children. (STOs 64,64.1, and 66) #trafficlawthursday