The Oswego Police Department is led by Chief of Police George Elliott. Chief Elliott is a 25 year veteran of law enforcement. Deputy Chief is Brandon Conrad, Officers are Joe Royer, Clifford Davis and Toby Wertz. Police Secretary is Janet Johnston.
The Oswego Police Department consists of three eight-hour shifts. The main patrol area of the Oswego Police Department is within the city limits of Oswego.
Two pieces of equipment the officer uses that are hardly ever noticed are the pen and notebook. Observations made and noted are oftentimes helpful in solving crime.
A patrolman for the Oswego Police Department has a wide range of duties. Field Services are chiefly concerned with the suppression of criminal activity and vice; Observation, responding on routine and emergency calls, investigation of criminal activities, recovery of stolen property, regulation of conduct, enforcement of city ordinances, drug laws and apprehension of offenders, traffic law enforcement and traffic accident investigation.
Communication is mostly handled through the Labette County Sheriff’s Department. For emergencies please call 911. You may call the Police Department at 795-2131 with questions, or to provide information requested by the department. If no one is in the office, calls are forwarded to the Labette County Sheriff’s Department.
The office is responsible for collecting, maintaining, entering and indexing all documents generated by the Department, as well as insuring reports and forms are forwarded to the appropriate entities. They are responsible for dissemination of Department records, preparing copies of reports for officers going to court and maintaining statistical information.
Bicycle Registration Program : The Oswego Police Department encourages all bicycle owners to register their bicycles with the department. If they are lost or stolen and later found, they can be returned to the proper owner.
EARLY WARNING SYSTEM: For information on storm shelters see the Severe Weather Information Page.
- Tornado Warning - Alert A three (3) minute solid siren sound.
- Public Announcement - Broadcasted Message.
There is no longer a signal for a Tornado "Watch"or Fire Siren.The warning system is designed to alert persons outside,
not persons driving a motor vehicle or who are inside their homes. The sirens will be sounded at the earliest
time possible at the event of a Tornado Warning. The Siren is tested around noon every Monday weather
If you have any questions contact the City of Oswego at 795-4433 or the Oswego Police Department at 795-2131. If your group or organization is interested in having someone speak to your group about the Early Warning System, contact the Oswego Chief of Police, George Elliott or the Fire Chief, Donnie Allison.
Last Updated (Friday, 19 April 2013 17:31)