Topeka Police Adjust Procedures
Associated Press - July 24, 2016 5:48 pm
Topeka police say they have made impressive gains in the four months since creating a violent crime unit after a spate of crimes earlier this year.
Law enforcement agencies in Topeka have been taking steps to ensure officer safety after incidents elsewhere that have claimed officers’ lives.
Police Chief James Brown says the Topeka Police Department is implementing two-person patrols to some extent. The department also is taking other measures that aren’t being disclosed.
Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was killed Tuesday in the line of duty. Earlier this month, five officers in Dallas and three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed in ambushes targeting police
Topeka Police spokeswoman Amy McCarter says there has also been a recent influx of community support, including food and flowers and notes of support left in the department’s lobby.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office also is assessing some procedures.
Associate Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal