WaKeeney Police Department

  • Agency: WaKeeney Police Department
  • Address: 525 Warren Ave, WaKeeney, 67672 KS
  • Chief: Terry Eberle (Chief of Police)
Phone: 785-743-5711
Fax: 785-743-5703

WaKeeney Police Department is located at 525 Warren Ave, WaKeeney, 67672 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Terry Eberle. The WaKeeney Police Department phone number is 785-743-5711.

WaKeeney Police Department News

Yesterday was a special day for the WaKeeney Police Department! Our junior officer Michael David graduated from the law enforcement Academy KLETC in Kansas. After completing his field training and working for a few month as a patrol officer in training he went to the Kansas Law Enforcement training Center in Hutchinson. He completed the required 14 weeks of training, firearms qualification, countless written tests, driving courses, defensive tactics, Kansas laws, and much more. Today the WaKeeney police department is very proud of Officer Michael David. He will begin his patrol duty as a fully commissioned, certified law enforcement officer next week. Congratulations Officer Michael David, we are happy to have you back home!

The WaKeeney Police Department would like to introduce our new police officer Christian Fuentes. Christian was raised in Garden City Kansas where he completed his high school. He later moved to Hays to study criminal justice. Christian began his law enforcement career with the Hays Police Department. Graduation class 245 KLETC. He started with the WaKeeney Police Department in July 2018 part time and is as of September 1st 2018 a full time police officer. Our junior officer Michael David who attends at this time the law enforcement academy will graduate mid-October so we will be fully staffed since a long time.

On 9-24-2018 The WaKeeney Police Department received information of an unknown couple in the Hays area that are possibly west bound on I-70. The couple are suspected of breaking into homes. They allegedly approach homes and the female will knock on the front door. If there is no answer her male accomplice will enter the residence from the rear. The only information available is a white female with a pony tail on the top of her head in the company of a black male. If anyone suspicious is seen knocking on doors or if someone comes to your residence that you are suspicious of and you don’t feel comfortable answering your door please contact the WaKeeney Police Department at 785-743-5711 or if immediate assistance is needed call 911.

END OF WATCH: Funeral services for Deputy Robert Kunze will be THIS FRIDAY at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple at 10 a.m. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the fallen officer, his family, and all other brothers and sisters in blue.

The WaKeeney Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Zachary Gibbs was promoted to the rank of Sergeant today. Gibbs has been with the WaKeeney Police Department for over 2.5 years and has more than 17 years in law enforcement experience. Gibbs is a great asset to the WaKeeney Police Department and our Community. He does a great job. He is not short in words, but great in action. If you get the chance to meet him during a call you will know that you’ve got someone that’s going to get the job done for you. He is well respected in our department as well as in the community. Gibbs also holds an important role outside of law enforcement as an active member of the Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant. The WaKeeney Police Department is very proud of all our officers and their commitment to the community. Congrats Sergeant Gibbs!

As always, the WaKeeney Police Department is trying hard to keep drugs off the streets of our city. We are in the process to dispose of evidence by court order. All of this evidence collected is the result of numerous traffic stops and drug interdiction just from the year of 2017. As you can see in the pictures we, were able to burn about 24 pounds of Marijuana, cocaine, meth amphetamine, and tons of drug paraphernalia as well as narcotic pills. We try very hard to keep the streets of WaKeeney and especially our children off drugs. One more victory against drugs and towards making life in WaKeeney safer.

John Sherwood's beloved 1962 Chevy Pickup is finally home. The pickup was stolen from Sherwood's home in WaKeeney over the Memorial Day weekend. An exhaustive investigation by the WaKeeney Police Department uncovered and identified a suspect from Colorado, with extensive criminal history. An in depth investigation into his past history prompted officers to send the vehicle description and suspect information to several jurisdictions he was known to frequent, including the Saint Joseph Missouri area. On the 7th of August the truck was found and recovered by Sheriff Glen Adler and his deputies of the Wright County Sheriff's office near Hartville Missouri, hidden in a wooded area. The search continues for the suspect who will likely be making the same trip back to the Trego county jail in the near future. John is now one more happy customer of the WaKeeney Police Department.

If you haven’t made plans for dinner tomorrow, or want to enjoy the sun and fun, come join all your local first responders at National Night Out! We will be set up from 5-9 pm at the Swimming Pool Park! Swimming is free and the hotdogs and hamburgers are on us! There will be bounce houses for the kids and a First Responder vs. kids water balloon fight! The talent show will kick off at 7 pm! We hope to see you all there! Please feel free to share this post so any and everyone can be there!

The Wakeeney Police Department responded to a house fire at the corner of Chase and 8th Street last night. There were no injuries but the family did lose 2 beloved animals as a result. We at the Police Department send out our prayers and thoughts to the family for their losses.

The WaKeeney Police Department would like to give a special thank you to our officers Michael David & Zachary Gibbs for outstanding work and dedication. When we received our new vehicles, they came without any necessary law enforcement equipment. Our officers worked very hard, and showed much patience to outfit our vehicles with emergency lights, siren, radios, antennas, radar, special console, dashboard camera, cage, and much more. Through their dedication, the City of Wakeeney was able to save a good 4 digit amount of money. Thank you very much for your good work.

The WaKeeney Police department has a warning for our residents of WaKeeney and Trego County in the coming month: beware of snakes. With temperatures rising, cold-blooded snakes will become more active and locals will encounter them more frequently. While some of the wide variety of snake species in Trego County is non-venomous, not all of them can be safely ignored. The Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Timber Rattlesnake, Western Rattlesnake, Prairie Rattlesnake, and Massasauga are the most common venomous species in Kansas, and their venom can be potentially deadly. Police say you are most likely to encounter snakes in the following situations: • When they are crossing roads • When they are moving through your backyard or through other transient habitats • During breeding season (spring or fall) when they are moving to look for mates; • When they are basking near habitat edges (e.g., water bodies, forest lines). The WaKeeney Police department has the following safety tips to avoid a bite: • Do not try to handle any snake. Any snake will bite if provoked so do not handle them. • When walking or hiking, stay on trails, sidewalks and cleared pathways. • Wear boots or closed shoes and long pants when working outdoors or walking in wooded areas. • Wear leather gloves when handling brush and debris. • Use a flashlight if walking at night in areas where snakes might be present. • Keep dogs on leashes and pet cats indoors to reduce chances of them encountering a snake.

The WaKeeney Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! Remember fireworks can be dangerous, create a potential fire danger, and cause undue stress on our veterans, elderly, and pets. Please celebrate responsibly.

Come join the Trego County Sheriff's Department, Wakeeney Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Trego County EMS, Trego County Rural Fire Department and the Wakeeney Fire Department for a fun filled night of food, games and community membership! There will be blow up games for the kids, free admission to the swimming pool, hotdogs and hamburgers will be served and to top the night off we will be hosting a First Responder vs. kids water balloon fight! We hope to see everyone there on August 7th from 5pm to 9pm! Feel free to share this post to help us get the word out and if you haven't already like us on Facebook to see future updates about this great event and other happenings in Trego County.

One more day at the shooting range. The WaKeeney Police Department is required by law to qualify annually with our duty weapons. In addition to qualifying with our duty weapons, all full & part time law enforcement officers have to qualify with their back up guns, 12 Gauge Shotgun, and AR-15 rifle, per department policy. In order to pass the CPOST course of fire the officer has to score at least a 70%. However, our expectations are much higher and were, unsurprisingly, fulfilled by our officers.

MEDIA RELEASE Christopher Lyon Trego County AttorneyJune 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eric Clayville On Wednesday June 27, 2018, Eric Clayville, of Goodland, Kansas, was charged by the Trego County Attorney’s Office for Aggravated Indecent Solicitation of a Child (child under 14). This charge stems from an ongoing investigation into an incident that occurred near the WaKeeney, Kansas public swimming pool on June 26, 2018, at approximately 5:00 pm. Clayville appeared before District Magistrate Judge Richard Flax for a First Appearance on June 27, 2018. The defendant is being held in the Trego County Jail on a probation violation as well as the new charge. If you have any information regarding this investigation please contact the WaKeeney Police Department at 785-743-5711. Please keep in mind that the arrest and charging of an individual is merely an allegation of criminal wrongdoing. All defendants maintain a presumption of innocence unless or until proven guilty in court of law.

The WaKenney Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious incident that occurred at the pool earlier today involving the caller's daughter. A male stopped his vehicle next to the caller's daughter to offer her a ride home; luckily the girl was uneasy enough to decline the offer and Chief Garza was made aware. Garza immediately headed to the location of the incident and contacted the Sheriff's Office, as well as KHP who were able to make contact with the vehicle and escorted the suspect back to the WaKeeney Law Enforcement Center. The individual was then interviewed by Chief Garza where it was found that the individual was a registered sex offender. The individual was booked into the Trego County Jail for the charge of probation violation. The WaKeeney Police Department is asking you to please talk to your children about the danger strangers can represent, and talk to them about what to do if a stranger approaches them. We would also like to thank all agencies that helped in the process of apprehending the suspect and to all of your community members that called in to report this individual and shared it to social media

Welcome to the online home of the WaKeeney Kansas Police Department. We hope our new website www.wakeeney-pd.org will help you get to know the department, and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or comments. We also provide you on our site with all kinds of information and downloadable forms. We strive to provide our nearly 2,000 residents with the selfless, professional law enforcement service they deserve. As part of our mission to foster community safety, you may see us patrolling around town in two brand new Chevrolet Tahoes, funded by our insurance policy after two of our vehicles were destroyed while responding to assist community members during a devastating hailstorm in 2017.

On the 27th of May, 2018, WaKeeney Police Department and City Fire responded to a vehicle fire at 3rd and Railroad near the lumberyard. A white pickup from Colorado was found on fire, and the following morning the theft of a nearby local vehicle was reported, as well as damage to another vehicle's ignition system. Several citizens reported hearing rumors of a strange man at the 24/7 truck stop the day of the fire, and the investigation has indicated this vehicle was in fact the one found burned next to the lumberyard. We have tentatively identified a suspect in this case, and we need anyone that may have had any contact with the man to please come in and speak to the officers working the case. Please contact this office if you or anyone you know had any contact with the individual in question


The WaKeeney Police Department recieved a call from a concerned citizen about a rabbit that had been shot with a arrow and was in a backyard in the 200 Block of Kedzie. If anyone has any information please call 785-743-5711 or use Tip 411 app.