City Departments



The City of Caldwell has adopted City Codes (laws) specifically designed to address blight, nuisances, and to maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community. The City of Caldwell does this by working in partnership with the people of Caldwell.

The mission of the City of Caldwell Code is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements.

  • Facilitate voluntary compliance with City laws and codes.

  • Empower community self-help programs.

  • Develop public outreach programs.

  • Establish community priorities for enforcement programs.

If you would like to report a violation or submit a complaint, please send a detailed email to or call 620.845.6514



The Caldwell Fire Department is a volunteer fire/rescue organization with a purpose of protecting life and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Caldwell.  The dedicated members of this Fire Department have committed themselves to fighting for the well-being and safety of this City.


The Caldwell Fire Department is 100% volunteer.  There are 20 volunteers, including Scott York, Fire Chief.


Current Caldwell Fire Department Volunteer Members are listed as follows:


Scott York, Chief                      January 1990 to Present

Chris Koch                              February 2008 to Present

Travis York                              February 1997 to Present

Nathaniel Zulkoski              December 2009 to Present

Josh Vanek                                    June 2001 to Present

Sharon York                                   June 2004 to Present

Trevor Stevenson                          June 2010 to Present

Trent Stevenson                     October 2011 to Present

Ken Whaley                        November 2011 to Present

Joe Struble                             October 2012 to Present

Bryan Weems                             March 2014 to Present

Devan Whaley                        January 2016 to Present 

Daniel Turek                              March 2016 to Present 

Alex Davis                                  March 2016 to Present

Michael Smith                           March 2018 to Present 

Jamie York                                     July 2018 to Present 

Anton Reynolds                  November 2019 to Present

Tanner Lamb                                April 2019 to Present

Lloyd Henry  

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The mission of the Caldwell Police Department is to better the quality of life for the residents and visitors' experiences through effective crime reduction, preservation of the peace, and responsiveness to social changes in the community accomplished through proactive policing and crime prevention. 


The Caldwell Police Department is charged with protecting and serving the citizens of Caldwell. The department enforces federal, state, and municipal laws while protecting all citizens’ civil rights.

The department is made of up three full-time officers and two part-time officers who respond to calls and concerns of citizens, enforce traffic laws and provide routine patrol of the community. Members of the department work to connect with the community through various community policing activates.


If you would like to learn more about an officer, click on his/her name. You may also connect with an officer by clicking the email link next to his/her name. 

Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police  

Bryan Crownover, Senior Officer  

Brett Thomas, Patrol Officer

Lee Patterson, Patrol (PartTime)


Dusty Helms, Patrol (PartTime) 


Stephen Symonds, Patrol (PartTime) 




The Caldwell Police Department provides a range of animal complaints that include dog at large, stray pick up, animal welfare checks, and dog bite. The City of Caldwell requires dogs to be restarted with the city annually.


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Have a young child? Not sure if you are using the proper car seat? Wanting to be prepared for your new arrival? Caldwell Police Department is please to have Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff to help you.  

What does a Child Passenger Safety Technician Do? They are car seat experts who have taken courses by NHTSA to learn the ins and out of car seats, installation options, vehicle differences, harnessing procedures and more. 


Click on the image link to request more information or schedule an appointment: 


The North American Standard Inspection Program was created by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) as the roadside inspection process for inspecting commercial motor vehicles and drivers throughout North America.

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​Officers are available to record ink fingerprints for individuals who require this service for licensing, pre-employment, adoption, ATF applications, etc. The fee for this is $10.00 per person. It is best to call ahead to ensure someone is available.


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The City of Caldwell Ordinance Number 1475 makes it legal to operate a Special Purpose Vehicle, also known as an SPV, on the streets of Caldwell provided the SPV is registered with the City of Caldwell.


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Follow the link here to print your registration form: SPV Registration Form



Going on vacation or leaving town for a few days? You may provide information to the Police Department, and officers will conduct extra patrol in the area of your home while you are away. Please complete the online form  and the information will be provided to the patrol officers.


Click on the image link to complete the online Vacation Watch Form:


The Caldwell Police Department has partnered with CARFAX for all accident reports. 


Click on the image link to request an accident

report through CARFAX:



Officers are available to conduct VIN Inspections on Clean Out-of-State Titles for individuals who require this service prior to registering a vehicle purchased out of the state of Kansas. The fee for this is $20.00 per inspection. It is best to call ahead to ensure someone is available. Please note you will have to contact the Kansas Highway Patrol for salvage, rebuilt and antique titles.

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The goal of community policing is to build relationships with the community through interactions with a member of the public, creating partnerships & strategies for reducing crime and disorder. 

Programs such as S.A.F.E., Popsicle Patrol, Shop with a Cop, and D.A.R.E. are just a few examples of how the Caldwell Police Department works together to help build these relationships with the community. 



The Caldwell Police Department compiles a monthly report that includes activity and statics accomplished during the preceding month. This information is provided to the City Commission and through this website, the public.


Please note that the crime data is preliminary and may not exactly match the final KBI Kansas Crime Index (the CPD puts this information out as timely as possible in this report and some information may change after official validation, the official KBI data is not released until at least six months after the end of the year).


Reports are provided in PDF format.

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Court is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am.

If you have questions about your case or an upcoming court date please contact the Municipal Court Clerk.

Kristin Hustler –


Physical Address

Caldwell Municipal Court

113 South Main Ave.

Caldwell, Kansas 67022


(620) 845-6514


Remit Payment to:

Caldwell Municipal Court

c/o City Hall

14 West Central Ave.

Caldwell, Kansas 67022


If you need immediate assistance,

please call 9-1-1


Caldwell Police Department

14 West Central Ave.

Caldwell, Kansas 67022



(620) 845-2323



(620) 845-2313




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Josh Vanek  - Supervisor

Arcine Thompson:

Jack Schmidt:

Landon Dvorak:

Trevor Stevenson:


The Public Works Department is located at 113 South Main Street. Although the building is closed to the public, you may reach the department by calling 620-845-6676. You may also call City Hall at 620-845-6514.



If you are interested in purchasing a plot in the Cemetery, please contact City Hall. The prices are currently as follows:


  • $275.00 per space for people who own land within the City limits

  • $425.00 per space for people who do not own land in the City limits


Take a break from the summer heat at the Caldwell Swimming Pool. With recent updates, the City Pool is a favorite summertime hang-out for both area youth and adults. 

Pool Admission Charges:  

  • Single Admission            $50.00

  • Family of Two                  $90.00

  • Addt'l family member     $15.00 each

  • Daily Single Admission   $3.00

In 2018 the City of Caldwell proudly opened the Caldwell Splash Pad which is operational from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm during the summer months.  This Splash Pad was brought to Caldwell from generous donations from the Hedrick Family, Community Members, and Caldwell lovers to enjoy free of charge. 


The City Park spans two blocks and houses a public basketball court, children's playground equipment, a small stage, and the City's swimming pool. For your family or organization gatherings, Park Place is available for rent in the park. Caldwell's S.H.A.R.E Group renovated this building, which was formerly the Border Queen Museum, into an air-conditioned and heated rental spot for families and groups to enjoy. Contact City Hall at (620)845-6514 for rental information. 

Heritage Park is a lovely resting area found in the heart of town. The bricks that surround the gorgeous covered gazebo are engraved with past and current citizen's names. These bricks can also be purchased if you want to make a forever impression.

To purchase personalized bricks contact Courtney at





If you suspect a water leak, please call Public Works at 620-845-6676 or City Hall at 620-845-6514. If it is after business hours, please leave a message and someone will make contact with you.


Minimum charge for first 1,000 gallons:

  1. Residential & Commercial consumers within the City limits $27.00

  2. Residential & Commercial consumers outside the City limits $37.00

B.    Up to 49,000 gallons $5.75 per thousand gallons

C.   All usage in excess of 50,000 gallons $5.60 per thousand gallons


Rural Water District #7:

  1. For all water usage $3.32 per 1,000 gallons


Although private property sewer lines are the owner's responsibility, you may call the Public Works Office at 620-845-6676 to have the sewer main inspected if you are experiencing sewer problems.

The sewer rate that a customer is charged is based on their water usage in the months of December-February.

  • 0-2,999 gallons                   $21.30

  • 3,000-5,999 gallons            $23.30

  • 6,000-10,999 gallons          $25.30

  • 11,000-20,999 gallons        $27.30

  • Over 20,999 gallons           $29.30



The storm water utility is a flat fee charged to the resident that will help to repair the current condition of the City’s storm water drains.

  • Residential $1.00

  • Commercial $3.00

For billing questions on water, sewer or storm water please contact Leah Sommerhoff at 620-845-6514 or 



KanOkla Networks 620-845-5682


Wheatland Electric 620-896-7090 Hall is a payment center only for Wheatland Electric, billing questions should be directed to Wheatland)

Natural Gas: 

Atmos Energy 1-888-442-1313


KanOkla Networks 620-845-5682

Waste Link 316-838-5465 or Waste Connections 316-838-4920