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My car was broken into or vandalized.

Call dispatch 785-368-9200


Who do I talk to about an abandoned car on my street?

Traffic Division 785-368-9567


I had an accident on private property. What do I have to do?

Exchange information with the other driver and come to the Law Enforcement Center between 7am and 9pm


I want to know the crime rate in a certain neighborhood.

Call our statistical unit at 785-368-9043, or check the community crime map


I have a drug house in my neighborhood.

Call narcotics, or the community policing officer


My car or tag has been stolen

Call dispatch - 785-368-9200


I need to get a copy of a report.

Call our records section - 785-368-9474


I need some information on dog tags.

Call Animal Control - 785-368-9484


Who is my community policing officer?

Call the community policing office at 785-368-9092, their hotline at 785-368-2500, or the Community Policing Map


I would like to speak with a detective.

Call 785-368-9400


When is the next car auction?

View the date and available vehicles online, or call the impound lot at 785-368-9230


How do I become a police officer?

View the Recruiting process online, or call Recruiting and Hiring at 785-368-9220


I have a complaint about loud music.

Call dispatch 785-368-9200


How do I get my property back?

Call the property room 785-368-9482


Can I use the Topeka Police firing range?

Call Chief's Executive Officer, 785-368-9277


I received a traffic ticket and I have a question about it.

Review this document on tickets. If you still have questions, call the issuing officer's supervisor or call Municipal Court for a court date 785-368-3776.


How can I get a copy of a police report or an accident report?

Call the records section - 785-368-9474 - they can provide you costs and hours of operation. Accident reports can be purchased online.


Useful numbers

  • Book-in and jail - 785-291-5000
  • Capital Police - 785-296-3420
  • District Court - 785-233-8200
  • Kansas Highway Patrol - 785-296-6800
  • Municipal Court - 785-368-3776
  • Records Department - 785-368-9474
  • Sheriff's dept - 785-368-2200

Bill Cochran

Chief of Police
320 S Kansas, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603

Non-Emergency: 785-368-9551

Fax Numbers
Chief’s Office: 785-368-9458
Records Bureau: 785-368-9221
Criminal Investigations: 785-368-9125