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How do I make a police report?
Call the Rossville Police Dept. to speak with an officer – 785-584-6047 or call Shawnee Sheriff dispatch 785-368-2200.
How do I get a police report?
Contact the Rossville Police Dept. at 785-584-6047 Mon – Thurs from 9am to 4pm
What is the charge for police reports?
$10.00
If I am involved in an accident do I have to make a report?
A couple of questions you need to ask yourself are:  Is the damage over $1000 and/or is there an injury?  If those apply….then yes.  If it is under $1000 and on private property….then no.
I locked my keys in the car; will an officer unlock the vehicle?
Yes
Where do I go to get my vehicle inspected?
Rossville Police Dept.  527 Pearl St.  By appointment only.
If I call 911 from my cell phone, will the call go to this city?
No – the call goes through Shawnee County dispatch.
Where do I go to pay a traffic ticket?
City Hall or the Rossville City Website at www.rossvillekansas.us
What are the curfew hours for juveniles?
It shall be unlawful for any minor under 18 years of age to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play in or be upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public places, public buildings, or places of amusement or entertainment, or vacant lots or other unsupervised places within the city between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. the following day. The provisions of this section shall not apply to such minors when accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when a minor is upon an emergency errand or lawful duty or employment directed by his or her parent, guardian, or other adult having the care and custody of the minor, or when attending school functions and other activities under the supervision of school authorities or organizations sponsored by parent and be upon the streets of the city while returning home from any such function or activity. (Ord. 553, Sec. 1)
Where can I get a copy of police department laws or ordinances?
Rossville City Website
Does my dog need a license or a rabies vaccination in the city?
Yes
How do I obtain a dog license?
Go to City Hall
Can my dog run unleashed in the city?
No
How old does my pet have to be before it is required to be licensed?
6 months
Which number should I call for non-emergency situations?
Rossville Police Dept. 785-584-6047 or Shawnee Sheriff 785-368-2200
I’m going out of town on vacation. What do I need to do?
Call the Rossville Police Dept. and give us your address, phone numbers and dates that you will be gone.
Can I call with information and not give my name?
Yes
How do I report a crime?
Call our office or 911 if it is an emergency
Can I call an officer to unlock my car when I locked my keys inside?
Yes
Are BB guns illegal in the city?
Yes
Do you register bicycles?
No
How do I get a copy of a police or accident report?
Call the Rossville Police Dept.
Where is the Police Department located?
527 Pearl St., Rossville, KS  66533
What is the Police Department's fax number?
785-584-6034
What is the non-emergency phone number for the Police Department?
785-584-6047 or Shawnee County 785-368-2200
What number do I call if I need an officer to respond after regular business hours, on weekends or holidays?
If it is an emergency please call 911.  Nonemergency call 785-368-2200
How do I get a copy of a police report?
Call the Rossville Police Dept.
How can I obtain a copy of my driving record?
Driver Control Bureau – 915 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66612- Docking State Office Bldg.  Room 100 – Phone number 785-296-3671 Office hours 8:30 – 4:30 Mon - Fri
Can I request extra patrol by my house when I go on vacation?
Yes, please call the Rossville Police Dept.
Are door to door sales legal in the city?
Yes but only if they have been approved by City Hall for a permit.
Can I shoot an air gun, air rifle, bow and arrow, slingshot, bb gun or paint ball gun within the City limits?
No
How many cats and/or dogs am I allowed to have?
3 each
Are pit bull breed dogs permitted in the city?
No
When can a child drive with a Restricted License?

Please go to the following website for all information about drivers licenses http://www.kansasgdl.org

If under age 16, may drive at any time:

  • To/from or in connection with any job, employment or farm-related work
  • Over the most direct and accessible route between home and school for the purpose of attendance
  • When accompanied by an adult* in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license
  • During this time:
    • Must complete additional 25 hours of supervised driving (10 of the 50 hours total must be at night)
    • NO non-sibling minor passengers are allowed
    • NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help

If over age 16, first 6 months, may drive at any time:

  • From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • To/from or in connection with any job, employment or farm-related work
  • To/from authorized school activities or religious worship service held by a religious organization
  • When accompanied by an adult* in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license
  • During this time:
    • One non-immediate family member minor passenger (less than 18 years old) is allowed
    • NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help
    • * at least age 21
What are the laws on children and seatbelts, baby seats and boosters?

The Child Passenger Safety Act
( KSA 8-1343) is a primary law.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • · All children under age four must be in an appropriate federally-approved child safety seat.
  • · Children four years of age, but under the age of eight years must be in an appropriate federally-approved child safety seat/booster seat UNLESS the child weighs more than 80 pounds OR is taller than 4'9" in height.
  • · Children eight years of age but under the age of 14 must be protected by a safety belt.

APPLIES TO:

  • · All drivers transporting children
  • · All passenger vehicles designed for carrying 10 passengers or fewer
  • · Kansas residents and non-residents alike
  • · All seating positions in vehicle

DOES NOT APPLY TO:

  • · Vehicles on a truck chassis registered for more than 12,000 pounds
  • · Farm trucks registered for more than 16,000 pounds

OTHER PROVISIONS:

  • · Drivers may be stopped solely for a violation of this law.
    • · Only drivers may be cited for violations. The fine is $60, but will be waived if the driver provides proof of purchase or acquisition of the appropriate child passenger safety seat(s).
    • · There is no violation if the number of children being transported exceeds the number of securing locations and all securing locations are in use by children.
    • · Only a single violation exists even when more than one child in a vehicle is not properly restrained.
    • · Convictions are not considered moving violations.
    • · Persons under the age of 14 are prohibited from riding in any portion of the vehicle not intended for passengers; this includes riding in the back of pickup trucks (KSA 8-1578a).

The Kansas Safety Belt Use Act (KSA 8-2501) applies to occupants age 14 and older.

Where can I get my fingerprints done at?
The Rossville Police Dept.  Please call for appointment.  The fee is $15.00
Can I register my ATV/UTV/Golf cart?
Yes at the Rossville Police Dept.  The fee is $25.00 a year.  Must have insurance.
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