The function of the Emporia Police Department's Patrol Division is to provide regular and proactive patrol services and efficient response to incidents and calls for service. 24/7 within the City of Emporia. The Patrol Division is the largest division of the police department.
Lieutenant Scott Cronk is the Lieutenant in charge of the Patrol Division. Lieutenant Cronk has been with the Department for over twenty years and has served in various positions within the department, including investigations, drug investigations, administrative services and patrol division.
Lieutenant Cronk is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development (LEEDS) Program.
Lieutenant Cronk is active in a number of community programs and has helped to coordinate the police end of the Clean Sweep projects in Emporia.
Lieutenant Cronk also served as the department liaison to help establish the program to allow individuals sentenced in municipal court to participate in community service projects.
The Patrol Division is comprised of one Lieutenant who is responsible for the overall operations of the division. The six Field Sergeants serve as the field supervisors. Thirty-one patrol officers cover three shifts to provide around the clock service and protection for Emporia. Specialty units within patrol are the bicycle officers, Police Training officers, Special Response Team, K-9 and the traffic unit.
The patrol officers of the Emporia Police Department are exceptionally well-trained. Each officer must complete the 14 week certification at the Kansas Law Enforcement training Center and an additional 12 plus weeks of the police officer training program (PTO).
Officers are encouraged to seek out training in their fields of interest and to expand their experience levels by participating in additional responsibilities.The areas available are K-9, Bike Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Accident Reconstructionist, Traffic Officer, Community Education Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Defensive Tactics Officer, Firearms Instructor, Range Officer, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Defense Weapons Instructor, and others.
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Dial 620-343-4200