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Emergency Services

Emergency Services has two key services which are the Potawatomi Tribal Police Department and the Potawatomi Fire Department. Both departments operate in collaboration with emergency situations but are located in separate buildings on the reservation.


In case of emergency, call Tribal Dispatch: 
911 or 785.966.3024
Tribal Police Tips Hotline

PBP Tribal Police Department

16344 Q Road
Mayetta, KS 66509
Phone: 785.966.3024
Fax: 785.966.2585

Police Chief: 785.966.6652 - Wade Schneider

Deputy Chief/Captain:  785.966.6660 - Terry Clark

Detective:  785.966.6664 - Michael Holte

Office Manager/Records: 785.966.6670 - Micky Houk


Sgt. Tyrel Askren - 785.966.6655  

Sgt. Derek Wamego - 785.966.6663

Scott Ruthig - 785.966.6653

Talon Shipshee - 785.966.6654

Frankie Smallwood - 785.966.6659

Community Resource Officer: 785.966.6658 - Joshua Peters

Lead Dispatcher: 785.966.3024 - Mellissa Morse

Dispatchers: 785.966.3024 - Dylan Edwards, Robin Kelly and Jayne Wooton

Animal Control/Radio Tech: 785.966.6662 - Rick Burns

General Maintenance/Repair Tech/Sex Offender Registry Coordinator: 785.966.6657 - John Hurla

Motor Vehicle: 785.966.6673 - Micki Martinez

Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department

15482 K Road
Mayetta, KS 66509
Phone: 785.966.2164
Fax: 785.966.3040

Fire Chief:  Doug Schreiner, EMT-P

Assistant Fire Chief:  Frank Zeller, EMT-P

Administrative Assistant: 

Shift Captains: Eric Ganson, EMT-P; George Wiecken, EMT

Lieutenants:  Bruce Coates, EMT-P; James Mercer, EMT-A; Lance Wishkeno, EMT

Firefighter/Paramedics: Jon Gwartney, Paul Juedes, Mark Meinhardt, Rebecca Rippe, Jeremy Voelcker and Lucas Zeller

Firefighter/EMTs: Anthony Bogowith, Chris Brown, Lance Garner, Josh Johnson, Andrew Naylor, Mike Simmons and Garrett Simon

Reserve Firefighters:  Levi Anderson, EMT; John Bills and Ronnie Sellens, EMT