Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office

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December 21, 2018


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Contact: Sheriff Herman T. Jones • 785.251.2202

Holiday Safety Information

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all of our citizens, visitors and community partners of a few safety items as we enter the last part of our Holiday Season.


There will be an increased amount of travel over the next couple of weeks and we want everyone to keep in mind the importance of safe travel habits. Plan your travel in advance, prepare your vehicles, and plan ahead for any adverse weather conditions. Being extra patient and observant will help prevent you from being involved in a traffic collision. We remind citizens of the importance of wearing seatbelts and to never drive while impaired. The top three factors in vehicle collisions nationwide are: DISTRACTED DRIVING, SPEEDING and IMPAIRMENT. It is no secret that the Sheriff’s Office will be out in strength enforcing our traffic laws throughout the rest of the holiday season. The men and women of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office are committed to this effort and we appreciate the continued support from our residents.


Additionally, the holiday weekends can provide an environment for our opportunistic criminals to seek easy reward. We are dedicated in working with you to do what we can to prevent the everlasting problem of vehicle burglaries. We hope you will be especially diligent in not leaving valuables in your vehicles parked outside and to lock your vehicles overnight. In conjunction with this effort, we want you to continue looking out for one another and continue reporting suspicious activity when you see it. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is prepared to respond to your calls for service and we are dedicated to helping prevent these thefts and capture those out committing these crimes.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable rest of the year!

Let’s make Topeka the Safest Capital City in America.

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