Sterling Police Department

  • Agency: Sterling Police Department
  • Address: 118 N. Broadway, Sterling, 67579 KS
  • Chief: Eddy Truelove (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-278-2100
Fax: (620) 278-3516

Sterling Police Department is located at 118 N. Broadway, Sterling, 67579 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Eddy Truelove. The Sterling Police Department phone number is 620-278-2100.

Sterling Police Department News

Chief Ploutz is pleased to welcome back a familiar face to the Sterling Police Department. Officer Tom Reazin will again be working part time for the police department. Although he maintained Reserve status, Officer Reazin took a sabbatical from law-enforcement after answering a calling and becoming the Pastor at the Ellinwood United Methodist Church and the Salem United Methodist Church. Officer Reazin has settled into that position and is ready to get back behind the badge. Officer Reazin has extensive law-enforcement experience not only at SPD but also at the Rice and Pratt County Sheriff’s Offices, and Bushton Police Department. He will be out and about tomorrow, so please help us in welcoming him back!

Can anyone help us find where this little guy goes? 620-278-2100 Update: Well. That didn't take long. The owners found us and we got Spur returned to his owners!!

We received a report of a lost black and brown Coach wrist wallet in the area of the Sterling ball fields/ tennis courts last night. If found, please contact Sterling Police Department at 620-278-2100.

Some more pictures from the day!

Mock Accident

Time to get the party started!!! Rice County Kids Camp 2018 is underway.

We received a report of a suspicious vehicle in Sterling last night. A parent reported that they got home last night around 11pm. Their son was getting his stuff out of the car, and the parents went inside and told their son to lock the car. Shortly after, the parent heard a horn twice and figured it was the child locking the car. The parent then heard the horn one more time and his son came running in and stated there was a van honking and said, “Come here buddy.” The parent went to the door as the van drove off. The van was described as a white mid 80’s big van with a spare tire carrier. The van was driven by an older white male, who was balding and possibly wearing round glasses. There is no way to know the intentions of this individual, but we still want to make people aware. The safety of our kids is our number one priority at Sterling Police Department! As a community, we sometimes take the safety of our kids for granted. As summer is upon us, we encourage parents to talk to their kids about safety and awareness. Also, report it immediately if something like this happens. If you have any further information please call us at 278-2100.

Schools out for summer, and we have our first ice cream cone winners selfie with the Chief!!! Travel safe.... helmets pay!!!!

Anyone help us find a home? It's at Casey's walking around and is NOT a fan of being caught.

Many of our citizens voiced concerns about the safety of the 6th and Jefferson intersection after the stop signs were taken down. The city commission passed a resolution to replace stop signs both northbound and southbound at that intersection and public works got them back up this week.

We have a stray yellow lab pup at the Police Department. Was stray in the area of Adams & Broadway. Flea collar only. Will be taken to Lyons vet if we cannot find an owner.

Don’t forget to come downtown for Pots ‘n’ Pedals tomorrow! There will be a 5K race in town at 8AM to kick off the festival. Please be extra mindful of runners around the lake as well as on 3rd, 4th, 5th Streets and Cleveland Avenue.

What an absolutely beautiful spring day it is shaping up to be. Today, the streets will be blocked off around the grade school from 11:45 AM until 3:05 PM for the annual bicycle rodeo. Please be extra cautious after school today as all these little motorists travel home. Also, a message for the kids… Ice cream tickets will be coming soon so be wearing those bicycle helmets.

Rice County Alerts: There is a Tornado Watch for Rice County.

Tonight is our first chance for severe weather this season. According to the National Weather Service, large hail and winds up to 70 mph are possible this afternoon and evening. There is also a potential for a few strong tornados. These storms will begin this afternoon between 3 PM and 4 PM along a line between Dodge City and Medicine Lodge. The models right now indicate that the severe risks will start sometime around 7 PM and 8 PM this evening in our area. Just as a reminder, the Sterling school buildings serve as tornado shelters. The east doors at the junior high/ high school as well as the east door and main entry doors at the grade school will remain unlocked during severe weather.

Come out to a great event in Lyons on May 12th. We will also be hosting a car seat check lane in the parking lot of the Lyons City Hall.

April 28th is National Drug Takeback Day. With that said, we won’t be able to do a takeback station that day. We will be taking drugs during the business week next week. If you have items for destruction, please bring them to city hall between 8AM- 5PM. Reminder- We won’t take needles or inhalers.

The Sterling College Softball team asked us to share an event they are hosting. They will be holding a homerun derby on April 20th at 8 PM. All money raised will help with the expenses for York College (Member of the KCAC) softball coach Roni Miller, who is battling breast cancer. Cost is $5 for 8 balls or $7 for 12 balls. This event is open to the community and will be held at the Sterling College/ Sterling High School softball field.

Thank you to the Lyons High School students who washed patrol cars this morning as a community service project.