The Records Unit of the Support Services Division is the central repository of all police reports generated by the Topeka Police Department. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., every day of the year, with the public service window in the LEC Lobby open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Records is responsible for receiving and processing all criminal, non-criminal and accident police reports; inputting the information into the Department's record management system; and maintaining custodial control of all case information.


The Unit also Provides Support and Services to Police Officers, Law Enforcement Agencies and the Public. Services Include:
  • Providing copies of Police Reports to the public as governed by KORA (Kansas Open Records Act) or by a court issued subpoena.
  • Conducting background checks on individuals at the request of Law Enforcement, Court, Government Agencies etc. We do not conduct background checks for the general public. Please direct such requests to the KBI (Kansas Bureau of Investigations) at (785) 296-8200 or by using this link:

Additional Information

Alarms (785) 368-9039 Licenses Alarm Companies and their Agents; bills for false alarms and receives payments.

Licensing/ID (785) 368-9456
Licenses Merchant Guard companies and their Employees; fingerprints for non-criminal use for members of the public who are not minors.

Switchboard (785) 368-9551 Routes incoming calls Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Warrants (785) 368-9461 Maintains custody of municipal warrants.


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