Onaga Police Department

  • Agency: Onaga Police Department
  • Address: 319 Prospect St, Onaga, 66521 KS
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Onaga Police Department is located at 319 Prospect St, Onaga, 66521 KS. The Onaga Police Department phone number is 785-457-3353.

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Time to put the winter gear in the car and plan on slower traveling. Be safe if you are out in it. URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Topeka KS 305 PM CST Wed Nov 7 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST THURSDAY... Republic-Washington-Marshall-Nemaha-Cloud-Clay-Riley-Pottawatomie- Ottawa-Dickinson-Geary- Including the cities of Belleville, Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Sabetha, Seneca, Concordia, Clay Center, Manhattan, Wamego, St. Marys, Minneapolis, Bennington, Abilene, Herington, and Junction City 305 PM CST Wed Nov 7 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central and northeast Kansas. * WHEN...From 6 AM to 6 PM CST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Safety tips for Halloween -Provide adult supervision -Stay on the sidewalks and wear reflective clothing -Have a trusted adult check your candy before eating it. -Stick to neighborhoods you know or attend sponsored events -Drivers watch carefully. Put phones down and look twice as some of these young kids are fast. -If you see something suspicious call 911. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

K9s of Valor donated an Opiod Overdose kit to keep our dog safe. Big thanks for what they do.

Always fun showing off our cars for the kids. With Pottawatomie County SO and EMS.

Helping teach Stop the Bleed to our school staff. Great to see so many working hard to keep our kids safe!

A number of years ago I worked part time for Marshal Mark. He was one of the most kind and down to earth officers I have ever met. He is a big loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Reminder for everyone to take keys, guns, and valuables out of your vehicles. There have been a lot of small towns in NE Kansas having large amounts of car burglaries. It is very possible that it is a traveling group. Let’s not give them an easy target!

Helping teach Stop the Bleed for our senior class. With Pottawatomie County EMS, our local SRO, and Community Hospital Onaga. This is a good class for events almost everyone sees during their life. Whether it be an injury outdoors or an accident scene.

Our prayers are with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office this evening!

You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Citizens are warned that during the period, August 16 through Labor Day, September 3, Onaga/Havensville Police Departments will join 150 other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk and other drugged drivers from the roadways. You Drink. You Drive. You Lose., is underwritten by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). During 2017, in Kansas, alcohol and other drugs were implicated in 40% of the crash deaths on Kansas roads. Over the course of the year, this equated to one person suffering death every two days, and at least 163 families receiving death notification visits, all due to drivers’ decisions to drive impaired. According to KDOT, over the past five years the average proportion of fatality crashes attributable to alcohol impairment, alone, is 23% - or almost one-fourth of all fatality crashes. The agency also reports that crashes involving at least one impaired driver are likely to be more severe than are other crashes. For example, the risk of serious injury in a chemical impairment crash is almost five times that of the crash where such impairment is determined to have not been a factor. More striking is the fact that the risk of death is over fifteen times higher in the case of an impairment crash. Clearly, impaired drivers need to be taken off the road, for their good and for the good of others sharing the road with them. This campaign is intended to remind drivers of several things: 1. If you’re going to drink while away, do it responsibly by looking ahead and lining up a designated driver before leaving your home. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s time to return home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that you’ll wind up with someone who might appear to be more sober than yourself, but isn’t sober enough. 2. Check your medications for driving warnings. More and more, in Kansas, DUI arrests are occurring during daytime hours, largely due to the side effects of prescription drugs. It’s not uncommon to find alcohol or illicit drugs present as well. 3. Think of a family you know – maybe your own – and consider how it would be to wake up every day to the memory of your decision to drive after drinking – a decision which unintentionally brought injury or death to one of them. If you’re driving impaired, you are not only more likely to crash, but you are much more likely to cause serious injury or death to yourself and others when you do crash. 4. A DUI arrest can cost you thousands and will result in the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Imagine not being able to start your car without blowing into the interlock’s alcohol sensor several times during an afternoon’s errands. 5. We are asking all citizens on the roadways – drivers and passengers, alike – to watch for suspicious driving behaviors. Note location, a description of the suspect vehicle, and its direction of travel and call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so. You may save a life. 6. You can count on this department to vigorously enforce impaired driving and other traffic laws, not just during this campaign but through the year. 7. Always remember that the best protection against an impaired driver (even when it’s yourself) is the use of seat belts and appropriate child restraints – every trip, every time. Restraints save lives and reduce injury severity across a wide range of driving mistakes and mishaps.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM Tuesday to 8 PM CDT Friday. * TEMPERATURE...An extended period of hot and humid conditions is expected from Tuesday until at least Friday. During this period, high temperatures in the middle 90s to around 100 degrees will combine with a humid air mass to support heat indices around 100 to 105 degrees. With overnight low temperatures expected to be in the middle to upper 70s, little relief from the heat is expected at night. There is some possibility that these conditions could continue into the weekend.

Reminder Click It or Ticket is on its way Beginning on Monday, May 21, and continuing through Sunday, June 3, travelers can expect increased police presence in Onaga and Havensville as the Onaga/Havensville Police Department joins 160 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2018 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Enforcement will occur around the clock. Officers will be especially vigilant at night because seat belt use diminishes after nightfall, meaning the likelihood of unrestrained crash injuries and deaths soars during those hours. Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act. These statutes require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained. Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, teens in any seat position, or children under the age of 14, riding without being properly restrained. Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually. In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited. The fine for an adult seat belt violation is $30 – a $20 increase passed overwhelmingly by the 2017 Kansas Legislature. The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60, while the fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court costs of 98.00. Children under the age of four must be correctly secured in an approved child safety seat. Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds, in which case, the booster may be removed and the child belted in without it. Children, ages eight through 13, must be safety-belted. In addition, the law prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed. For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write ktsro@dccca.org. The aim of Click It or Ticket is simple: to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes. According to KDOT, fully 92% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in. At the other end of the scale only 45% of those who suffer fatal injuries are belted in. While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection. Kansas’ overall adult seat belt compliance rate is 82% and ranges, by county, from 61% to 96%, with occupants in rural counties generally less likely to buckle up than those in urban counties. According to KDOT, this rural-urban difference in rates of buckling up is especially problematic because rural roadway conditions are, in general, less forgiving than those in urban areas, and the consequences of driver misjudgment – such as unsafe speed and failure to buckle up – are likely to be more severe. It is easy to see why fully two-thirds of Kansas’ fatality crashes occur on rural roadways even though they see only one-third of all crashes. Kansans like to see their state as one which protects children, and it does well with its youngest ones: overall, those aged 0-4, are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%. However, only 84% of 5- to 13-year olds are properly restrained. This means that 1 out of 6 Kansas children, aged 5-13, are made especially vulnerable while traveling by the failure of their drivers to restrain them.

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Want to help keep your community safe? The Onaga Police Department is accepting applications for the Reserve Department. This is a voluntary position. As a reserve officer you will function as a sworn peace officer in the City of Onaga. Applications are accepted through March 23rd, 2018. You must be 21 years of age. An informational meeting will be held not long after. Please contact us at onagapolicedept@gmail.com or 785-889-4768 for more information. Applications are available by email.