Members of the Kansas Highway Patrol are dedicated to being active members in the all the Kansas communities the agency serves. The Highway Patrol encourages all its employees to be positive role models and leaders in the communities in which they live and work.
As an agency, the Highway Patrol provides personnel, technical assistance, and equipment to local, state, and federal agencies and organizations throughout Kansas. Troopers also visit local schools and community organizations to talk about the agency and promote traffic safety. The Patrol strives to be an agency that our fellow law enforcement officers and the public may look up to and rely on for support.
Each holiday season, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, the Patrol participates in the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) "Tie One On for Safety" campaign by tying red ribbons to agency-owned vehicles to demonstrate the Patrol's zero tolerance toward impaired driving. Members of the Patrol also participate in MADD's annual candle vigil.
Working with Youth
The Patrol also works with our state's youth by participating in events with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Members of the Patrol team up with SADD members to host safety events, such as mock car crashes, at the schools.
Working with youth is important to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Each August, troopers inspect all the public school buses and vehicles in Kansas to ensure the vehicles are in proper working order so that children are transported safely.
The Patrol also coordinates with Kansas Safe Kids to host safety events, including Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week each February and bicycle safety events throughout the year.
In addition, many members of the Patrol collect donations during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, which supports Special Olympics athletes. Troopers join officers from other agencies for events such as Polar Bear Plunges, Toys for Tots, Michael Newton Toy Drive, C.A.S.T.-for Kids fishing event, and serving tables at local restaurants to support Special Olympics.