Chief of Police
10100 W Grady Ave.
P.O. Box 245
Maize, KS 67101
At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, the Maize
Police Department, in partnership with the Maize School District
266, took over policing of Maize Schools. Presently the
Maize Police Department has two School Resource Officers
assigned to each of the district's high schools, Maize High and
Maize South High. 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 School Resource Officers 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
Currently the Maize Police Department has four officers on
staff who 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. 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 programs, 911 Camp and CSI Camp,
that serve over 200 Maize area kids each summer.
The City and USD 266 BOE acknowledge that School
Resource Officers (SROs) promote and enhance the general safety
of persons of all ages while at their assigned schools.
The Maize Police Department School Resource 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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