About the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP)

Original Troopers

The Kansas Highway Patrol is a law enforcement agency dedicated to provide Service, Courtesy, and Protection, which was first established when the agency was formed in 1937. The Patrol’s Kansas State Troopers, Capitol Police Officers, Motor Carrier Inspectors and civilian personnel are devoted to improving the quality of life for citizens and travelers in Kansas through spirited and dedicated service, which was laid in place by our predecessors over the past 80+ years. 

There are more than 800 members of the Patrol. 

Troopers and law enforcement officers are vested with statewide authority and dedicate themselves to enforcing critical traffic laws, such as speeding, occupant protection and impaired driving laws. The Patrol can respond anywhere in the state, and the Patrol’s Communications Center works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Each of the Kansas Highway Patrol’s law enforcement officers are highly trained in their skills. The Patrol’s specialty units are on hand to assist other agencies across the state with tasks such as motor carrier enforcement, aircraft services and Police Service Dog calls. 

The Patrol prides itself in the work we do every day on the highways and within our communities. We are proud to serve in the great State of Kansas.