Independence Police Department

  • Agency: Independence Police Department
  • Address: 811 West Laurel Street, Independence, 67301 KS
  • Chief: Harry E Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-332-1700
Fax: 620 332-1703

Independence Police Department is located at 811 West Laurel Street, Independence, 67301 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Harry E Smith. The Independence Police Department phone number is 620-332-1700.

Independence Police Department News

Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Wichita KS 316 AM CDT TUE JUN 12 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Labette County in southeastern Kansas... Neosho County in southeastern Kansas... Eastern Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 415 AM CDT * At 315 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Erie to near Thayer to near Neodesha, moving southeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. SOURCE...Law enforcement. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Parsons, Coffeyville, Independence, Neodesha, Cherryvale, Oswego, Erie, Chetopa, Altamont, St. Paul, Thayer, Edna, Mound Valley, Galesburg, Liberty, Sycamore, Bartlett, Labette, Lake Parsons and Parsons Tri City Airport.

KSZ072-095-096-099-100-120815- Montgomery KS-Wilson KS-Labette KS-Neosho KS-Allen KS- 248 AM CDT TUE JUN 12 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Northern Labette County in southeastern Kansas... Neosho County in southeastern Kansas... South central Allen County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 315 AM CDT * At 244 AM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles southeast of Humboldt to 6 miles north of Fredonia...and moving southeast at 40 mph. Hail up to the size of dimes and winds up to 50 mph are possible with these storms. * Locations impacted include... Parsons, Independence, Chanute, Neodesha, Fredonia, Cherryvale, Erie, Altamont, St. Paul, Thayer, Altoona, Mound Valley, Galesburg, Liberty, Bolton, Sycamore, Labette, Benedict, New Albany and Earlton.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 149 REMAINS VALID UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS ALLEN LABETTE MONTGOMERY NEOSHO THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF CHANUTE, COFFEYVILLE, HUMBOLDT, INDEPENDENCE, IOLA, AND PARSONS.

Information: There are repair crews out testing the sirens today. If you hear unusual siren sounds this is the cause. Thank you.

National Weather Service Wichita KS 132 AM CDT THU MAY 31 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northern Cowley County in south central Kansas... Eastern Sedgwick County in south central Kansas... Butler County in south central Kansas... Northeastern Sumner County in south central Kansas... * Until 230 AM CDT * At 131 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Maize to 7 miles southeast of Clearwater, moving southeast at 70 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Wichita, Derby, El Dorado, Andover, Haysville, Augusta, Park City, Valley Center, Bel Aire, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Maize, Douglass, Towanda, Benton, Leon, Downtown Wichita, Kechi, Eastborough and Atlanta. This includes the following highways... Interstate 135 between Mile Markers 0 and 17. Interstate 35 between Mile Markers 30 and 76. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 135 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS BUTLER COWLEY HARPER KINGMAN SEDGWICK SUMNER IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS ALLEN CHAUTAUQUA ELK GREENWOOD LABETTE MONTGOMERY NEOSHO WILSON WOODSON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ANDOVER, ANTHONY, ARKANSAS CITY, ATTICA, AUGUSTA, BEL AIRE, CEDAR VALE, CHANUTE, COFFEYVILLE, DERBY, EL DORADO, EUREKA, FREDONIA, GRENOLA, HARPER, HAYSVILLE, HOWARD, HUMBOLDT, INDEPENDENCE, IOLA, KINGMAN, LONGTON, MADISON, MOLINE, NEODESHA, PARK CITY, PARSONS, ROSE HILL, SEDAN, VALLEY CENTER, WELLINGTON, WICHITA, WINFIELD, AND YATES CENTER.

1115 PM CDT TUE MAY 29 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Chautauqua County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 1145 PM CDT * At 1113 PM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a strong thunderstorm near Sedan...moving east at 35 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. * Locations impacted include... Sedan, Cedar Vale, Peru, Chautauqua, Elgin, Niotaze and Hale.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southern Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Northeastern Chautauqua County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 345 AM CDT * At 242 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 5 miles southeast of Longton to near Caney, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Coffeyville, Independence, Neodesha, Fredonia, Cherryvale, Caney, Dearing, Altoona, Elk City, Tyro and Liberty. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Wichita KS Issued by National Weather Service Topeka KS 206 AM CDT SUN MAY 20 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southwestern Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Chautauqua County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 300 AM CDT * At 205 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 6 miles northwest of Elgin, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Caney, Sedan, Tyro, Peru, Chautauqua, Havana and Elgin.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Northwestern Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Northern Chautauqua County in southeastern Kansas... Southeastern Elk County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 1130 PM CDT * At 1058 PM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 5 miles west of Elk City to 6 miles west of Sedan...and moving east- northeast at 25 mph. hail up to the size of dimes...and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms. * Locations impacted include... Sedan, Elk City and Hale. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Southwestern Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 700 PM CDT * At 621 PM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a strong thunderstorm over Caney...moving northeast at 40 mph. hail up to the size of dimes...and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. * Locations impacted include... Independence, Caney, Tyro, Havana, Bolton and Independence Airport. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Be prepared to take shelter in the event the storms intensify and become severe...or a warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 108 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 18 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL KANSAS CHASE MARION IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS BUTLER COWLEY HARPER HARVEY KINGMAN SEDGWICK SUMNER IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS ALLEN CHAUTAUQUA ELK GREENWOOD LABETTE MONTGOMERY NEOSHO WILSON WOODSON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ANDOVER, ANTHONY, ARKANSAS CITY, ATTICA, AUGUSTA, BEL AIRE, CEDAR VALE, CHANUTE, COFFEYVILLE, COTTONWOOD FALLS, DERBY, EL DORADO, EUREKA, FREDONIA, GRENOLA, HARPER, HAYSVILLE, HILLSBORO, HOWARD, HUMBOLDT, INDEPENDENCE, IOLA, KINGMAN, LONGTON, MADISON, MARION, MOLINE, NEODESHA, NEWTON, PARK CITY, PARSONS, PEABODY, ROSE HILL, SEDAN, STRONG CITY, VALLEY CENTER, WELLINGTON, WICHITA, WINFIELD, AND YATES CENTER.

Montgomery KS- 427 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 ...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL EXPIRE AT 430 PM CDT... The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. Therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT for southeastern Kansas. To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service Wichita. LAT...LON 3711 9596 3719 9563 3716 9552 3700 9552 3700 9597 TIME...MOT...LOC 2127Z 239DEG 35KT 3714 9555

National Weather Service Wichita KS 407 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 KSC125-192130- /O.CON.KICT.SV.W.0085.000000T0000Z-180519T2130Z/ Montgomery KS- 407 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY... At 406 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Tyro, or 7 miles west of Coffeyville, moving northeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and ping pong ball size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include... Coffeyville, Caney, Dearing, Tyro, Liberty, Havana, Independence Airport and Coffeyville Airport. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, inside a strong building and away from windows.

National Weather Service Wichita KS 354 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 KSC125-192130- /O.CON.KICT.SV.W.0085.000000T0000Z-180519T2130Z/ Montgomery KS- 354 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY... At 354 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Caney, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and ping pong ball size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include... Coffeyville, Caney, Dearing, Tyro, Liberty, Havana, Independence Airport and Coffeyville Airport. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Wichita KS 343 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southern Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 430 PM CDT * At 343 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Hulah, or 11 miles northwest of Bartlesville, moving northeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Coffeyville, Caney, Dearing, Tyro, Liberty, Havana, Independence Airport and Coffeyville Airport. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. && LAT...LON 3711 9596 3719 9563 3716 9552 3700 9552 3700 9597 TIME...MOT...LOC 2043Z 239DEG 35KT 3689 9609 HAIL...1.25IN WIND...70MPH

National Weather Service Wichita KS 327 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 KSZ095-096-099-100-192100- Montgomery KS-Wilson KS-Labette KS-Neosho KS- 327 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Significant Weather Advisory for... Northeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Southeastern Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Northwestern Labette County in southeastern Kansas... Southwestern Neosho County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 400 PM CDT * At 324 PM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a strong thunderstorm just north of Independence...moving northeast at 30 mph. Another strong storm was located 7 miles southeast of Independence. hail up to the size of dimes...and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. * Locations impacted include... Parsons, Independence, Neodesha, Cherryvale, Thayer, Liberty, Sycamore, Lake Parsons, Parsons Tri City Airport, Dennis and Big Hill Lake. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Be prepared to take shelter in the event the storms intensify and become severe...or a warning is issued by the National Weather Service. && A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT for southeastern Kansas. LAT...LON 3711 9562 3731 9580 3758 9551 3733 9523 TIME...MOT...LOC 2025Z 230DEG 27KT 3726 9570

WUUS53 KICT 150308 SVRICT KSC001-019-035-049-099-125-133-205-207-150415- /O.NEW.KICT.SV.W.0069.180515T0308Z-180515T0415Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Wichita KS 1008 PM CDT MON MAY 14 2018 The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Elk County in southeastern Kansas... Wilson County in southeastern Kansas... Labette County in southeastern Kansas... East central Cowley County in south central Kansas... Neosho County in southeastern Kansas... Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas... Chautauqua County in southeastern Kansas... Southeastern Woodson County in southeastern Kansas... Southern Allen County in southeastern Kansas... * Until 1115 PM CDT * At 1008 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 9 miles southwest of Uniontown to near Cedar Vale, moving southeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Parsons, Coffeyville, Independence, Chanute, Neodesha, Fredonia, Cherryvale, Caney, Humboldt, Oswego, Erie, Sedan, Altamont, Howard, St. Paul, Thayer, Edna, Dearing, Altoona and Mound Valley. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. && LAT...LON 3700 9521 3700 9621 3735 9661 3792 9523 3786 9508 3707 9507 TIME...MOT...LOC 0308Z 297DEG 33KT 3776 9510 3709 9646 HAIL...1.25IN WIND...60MPH

WWUS63 KICT 150240 WCNICT WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 89 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 940 PM CDT MON MAY 14 2018 KSC001-015-017-019-035-049-073-077-095-099-125-133-173-191-205- 207-150500- /O.EXT.KICT.SV.A.0089.000000T0000Z-180515T0500Z/ SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 89, PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING, IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 16 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL KANSAS CHASE IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS BUTLER COWLEY HARPER KINGMAN SEDGWICK SUMNER IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS ALLEN CHAUTAUQUA ELK GREENWOOD LABETTE MONTGOMERY NEOSHO WILSON WOODSON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ANDOVER, ANTHONY, ARKANSAS CITY, ATTICA, AUGUSTA, BEL AIRE, CEDAR VALE, CHANUTE, COFFEYVILLE, COTTONWOOD FALLS, DERBY, EL DORADO, EUREKA, FREDONIA, GRENOLA, HARPER, HAYSVILLE, HOWARD, HUMBOLDT, INDEPENDENCE, IOLA, KINGMAN, LONGTON, MADISON, MOLINE, NEODESHA, PARK CITY, PARSONS, ROSE HILL, SEDAN, STRONG CITY, VALLEY CENTER, WELLINGTON, WICHITA, WINFIELD, AND YATES CENTER.

FLUS43 KICT 150222 HWOICT Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Wichita KS 922 PM CDT Mon May 14 2018 KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-160230- Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase- Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper- Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette- 922 PM CDT Mon May 14 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas, South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue through the evening across portions of south-central and southeast Kansas. The strongest activity will be capable of large hail, damaging winds, very heavy rain and localized flooding. The severe threat will gradually wane by late evening, although small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain will remain a concern past midnight. Another area of non-severe showers and thunderstorms may move into or develop across portions of central and south-central Kansas overnight. Brief heavy rain and small hail will be the main threats if this activity can materialize. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday Periodic hit-or-miss thunderstorms remain possible Tuesday through Wednesday night, and again Friday through Saturday night. While organized severe weather appears unlikely, strong to marginally severe storms are possible with any of this activity. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will be needed through late this evening across mainly south-central and southeast Kansas. && For a graphical version of this information, see our webpage at: http://weather.gov/wichita/hwo/