The Wamego Police Department is located at the Law Enforcement Center, at 408 Elm Street.
To contact us for non-emergency items our phone is (785) 456-9553.
We will work in partnership with the community to provide prompt, professional police service with an emphasis on enhancing quality of life, while maintaining respect for individual rights, human dignity, and building confidence and respect between the Citizens of Wamego and their police department.
The department has many different roles in the community. Many of those roles go without notice but without the dedication of the officers and the support of the community this could not happen. The Wamego Police Department is active with the citizens and businesses, whether it is a child at the Tulip Festival greeting them and saying hello, the high school student job shadowing, or reaching out to grandparents and other seniors learning about safety for the elderly. The department is an active participant with Safe Kids and has a Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician in our department. We also have a School Resource Officer program. The “SRO” gets to gain many new friendships in our schools that really can make a difference. Not only are we seen at the school by the students but at the extra activities parents and the community have a chance to get to know us. All these things allow the relationship between Wamego and their police to become stronger and built on familiarity and trust.
All officers are K.L.E.T.C. certified.
The WPD application applies to all positions within the Wamego Police Department. Please specify which position(s) you are applying for on the form and if you have a prior military background you are required to furnish proof of an honorable discharge and a copy of your service record.
Please fill out the application and background packet and return it to Chief Paul Schlifke at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit by mail to Chief Paul Schliffke, Wamego Police Department, P.O. Box 86, Wamego, Kansas 66547.
These can now be done online at www.kspop.org
You can also still go to a District Court and go before a judge to get this done. We do not do them in Municipal Court.
Non-emergent calls are routed through the City Office during the day but go directly to dispatch in the evenings. Having a dispatch center at the police department was a duplication of services.
Paul Schliffke, Chief of Police, grew up in the Kansas City suburb of Prairie Village. He started his law enforcement career in 1980 as a dispatcher, and became a sworn officer is 1981. He has worked at the municipal, county, and state levels, and has spent the majority of his career in Pottawatomie County; serving 18 years with the sheriff’s office, and serving the City of Wamego since April 2013. Chief Schliffke is married and has three children.