Can I get a copy of a police report?

Citizens often request copies of police reports because they feel it necessary to provide this information to insurance companies regarding traffic accidents or thefts.

Actually, insurance companies make daily requests from the Police Department for these reports so citizens need only notify their insurance company of their incident.

However, copies of accident reports or page one of the Kansas Standard Offense Report are available to citizens.  These reports are only released in person at Police Headquarters, 8am to 5pm daily.

What types of police reports can I get?

Copies of accident reports or page one of the Kansas Standard Offense Report are available to citizens.  These reports are only released in person at Police Headquarters, 8am to 5pm daily.

Does Atchison offer a Citizens Police Academy?

We do not currently have a Citizens Police Academy, but hope to one day. We encourage any interested in taking on a bigger leadership in their community to contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information about their Community Leadership Academy at 913-367-2427.

Does the City have any restrictions on the kinds of animals that can live in city limits?

Yes, ownership of the following animals is prohibited within city limits:

  • Swine
  • Cattle
  • Mules
  • Horses
  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Poultry (except chickens, which are allowed on a limited basis with an approved city permit)
  • Bees
  • Or any other animal commonly regarded as farm or ranch animals or that are used or raised to produce commodities such as food, fiber, or labor for subsistence or profit

An exception is made for property that is on tracts of two acres of more which are zoned for agricultural purposes. Except at an organized sale or registered auction facility for the purposes of sale.

An exception is also made for livestock that is under the care of a licensed veterinarian at the veterinarian’s clinic or animal hospital.

I drive a pickup truck. Do I have to wear a seatbelt? If I’m an adult and riding in the back seat of a car, do I have to wear my seatbelt?

Yes to both. Kansas State law requires all occupants in a vehicle to wear a seatbelt while driving or riding.