Police & Community

Committee Members

Karen Hiller, Sylvia Ortiz (Chair), and Michael Padilla

Committee Tasks

On August 25, 2020, a Special Meeting of the Governing Body was held to hear from members of the community about matters regarding the Topeka Police Department. The video for that meeting can be found, here. At the September 1, 2020 Governing Body Meeting, Mayor Michelle De La Isla requested Deputy Mayor Tony Emerson to create a special committee of City Council members to continue the conversations of topics brought to the Governing Body about areas of policing. The goal will be to present concerns from community members, as well as to allow for educating the community about the various aspects of the Topeka Police Department, in order to become more aware of what Topeka currently has and where more change is needed.