Chief of Police
p. (316) 722-1433
If calling from outside Sedgwick County: 316.263.6011
10100 W Grady Ave.
P.O. Box 245
Maize, KS 67101
The Maize Police Department has six School Resource Officers
(SROs) assigned to the Maize School District's two high schools,
two middle schools, and two intermediate schools and will soon
have a roving SRO for the district's elementary schools. While the Maize South Campus
resides in the City of Wichita, the Maize and Wichita Police
Departments have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding
which allows Maize Officers to act as "first responders" with
full police authority to respond to incidents occurring at any
of the schools located on the south campus and assist in
investigations. In addition, all Maize Police Officers,
including our SROs are commissioned as
deputies by Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter, allowing Maize
Officers to respond to and assist with calls anywhere within
Sedgwick County with the same authority as regular sheriff's
Officers assigned to schools are certified by the National Association of School
Resource Officers (NASRO). NASRO
certified officers are trained under the "triad" concept of
school-based policing. The triad concept divides the SRO's
responsibilities into three areas: Teacher, Counselor, and Law
Enforcement Officer. In addition, two of our SROs are certified
to teach D.A.R.E, Drug Abuse Resistance Education in our
intermediate schools. By training law enforcement to
educate, counsel, and protect our school communities, the
officers of the Maize Police Department will continue to lead by
example and promote a positive image of law enforcement to our
youth. This concept is already being utilized in the Maize
Police Department's summer youth 911 Camp,
that serve Maize area kids each summer.
The City and USD 266 BOE acknowledge that SROs promote and enhance the general safety
of persons of all ages while at their assigned schools.
The Maize Police Department SRO Program aims
to provide safe learning environments in our schools, provide
valuable resources to school staff, foster a positive
relationship with our youth, and develop strategies to resolve
problems affecting our youth with the goal of protecting every
child so they can reach their fullest potential.
Maize School Resource Officers:
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.
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