Wichita Police Department

At A Glance

Image of the state of Kansas with a star over WichitaTotal number of agency personnel: 897
Sworn: 699
Civilian: 198

Total population served: 389,000

Jurisdiction: City of Wichita, Kansas

Program Highlights

  • The department utilizes:
    • a co-responder unit (Integrated Care Team),
    • a mobile crisis team in conjunction with COMCARE, the largest community mental health center in Kansas, and
    • a well-established and award-winning homeless outreach team (HOT).
  • The HOT runs the “Finding a Way Home” program, where they reunite people experiencing homelessness with family around the country who are willing to provide housing or assistance.
  • Two community support specialists are embedded within the police department and assist them in connecting families with public health programs for parent skill building, mental illness or substance use disorder services, and similar safety network supports.
  • All officers in the Wichita Police Department have received Mental Health First Aid training and more than 100 have received Crisis Intervention Team training.

 

Contact

Captain Jason Cooley
Wichita Police Department
455 N. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67204
(316) 660-3810
[email protected]

 

Malachi Winters
Program Manager
Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service
1015 Stillwell
Wichita, KS. 67213
(316) 660-7984
[email protected]