The Atchison Police Department is pleased to offer the following courtesy services to the community:

Home Watch Patrol Request

Citizens may request a complementary drive-by patrol for their home or business while they’re away from town or during other special circumstances.

To request a police patrol, complete this form and submit it in person at the Police Station at 515 Kansas Avenue. Sorry, to ensure security measures we cannot accept submissions online.

Questions? Call us at 913-367-5525 during regular business hours.

Car Seat Inspections

The Atchison Police Department offers free car seat inspections during the week by appointment only. This is a free inspection where Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will assist you and assess for proper car seat use, safety, and installation. Replacement seats may be available at minimum expense for those who qualify. To schedule an appointment, call us at 913-367-4323

Is your child in the right seat?

Infants Toddlers Youngsters
Weight Up to 20-35 lbs Over 1 year and 20-40 lbs Over 40 lbs up to 65 lbs
Height Follow Manufacturer’s Recommendations Follow Manufacturer’s Recommendations Up to 4’9” tall
Type Infant only or rear-facing convertible Forward-facing/ convertible Belt positioning booster
Position Rear-facing only Forward-facing Forward-facing
Notes Harness straps at or below shoulder level Harness straps at or above shoulder level Must be used with lap and shoulder belt
  •  Keep children rear facing as long as possible
  •  Manufacturer weight/height limits may vary.

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