Shawnee Co. Sheriff on Walk-In Reporting Phase, TPD, RCPD, Geary Co. return to normal

Published: Nov. 25, 2018 at 10:19 AM CST
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Local law enforcement have enacted special procedures in response to the coming storm. They have enacted their walk-in accident procedures, responding to only certain crashes.


The Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office walk-in accident reporting is still in effect.

The Topeka Police Dept., Riley Co. Police Dept., and Geary Co. Sheriff's Office returned to normal operations shortly after noon on Monday.


During Walk-In Reporting, law enforcement will only respond to wrecks involving:

  • Injury, possible injury or death to any person;
  • Possible impairment of a driver due to drugs or alcohol;
  • Incidents of hit and run;
  • Incidents where there is a disturbance between the parties involved;
  • Any hazardous material situation;
  • When the accident results in major traffic congestion;
  • And when there is damage to a vehicle to the extent that towing is required.

Otherwise, drivers are asked to:

Exchange registration and insurance information;

Report the crash soon after the weather clears and Walk-In reporting ends


While it’s best to stay off the roads during snow storms and until the roads are clear, sometimes you have no choice. In those cases, AAA has recommends you keep these items in your car:

  • Cat Litter;
  • Snow Shovel;
  • Blanket;
  • Car Battery Cable;
  • Hand warmers;
  • Flashlight;
  • Food and Water;
  • Pet snacks (if applicable)

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