Police Chief: Chief Shanks
The Oakley Police Department serves the community with a Chief of Police and five sworn Officers. Besides patrol and criminal investigation duties, the Oakley Police Department maintains a DARE Officer and works with the local school district in the DARE Program and other safety programs. The Oakley Police Department is the 911 Communications center for Emergency First Responders for the City of Oakley, Logan County, and Gove County. The Communications Center has five Communications Officers which are responsible for dispatching emergency units in a 1,800 square mile area. The Oakley Communications Center is the only 911 Center in Kansas that has two complete counties of coverage.
Work-site Utility Vehicles
The City has passed an ordinance allowing the operation of work-site utility vehicles within City limits. These vehicles include mules and gators that have been outfitted with the required safety equipment. Golf carts, micro trucks, and ATVs are illegal. Operators must register with and obtain a license from the City Office at 209 Hudson and have there vehicle inspected by the Police Department. See the ordinance for all requirements. The application to operate is also available online.