Kristi Pankratz, Director
Mission Statement: To create a healthier community by addressing substance abuse and crime, through prevention education and citizen empowerment.
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday, Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and evenings by appointment.
- Neighborhood Watch Program: Safe Streets assist neighborhoods through mobilization and training to combat crime and associated problems.
- Safe Property Management Training for landlords, property managers and maintenance workers: A program offered two times a year by the Topeka Police Department and Safe Streets on code violations, narcotics, tenant screening, leases and evictions, and crime prevention through environmental design. Cost for this training is $20.
- Safe Solutions Mediation: Provides citizens with free and confidential mediation services that can help resolve neighborhood disputes peacefully. Types of mediation include; noise, landlord/tenant, land use, harassment, barking dogs and racial/multicultural conflict.
- Retailers Association: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Offers police, loss prevention personnel and business owners an opportunity to network and share information on current theft trends, fraud, scams and forgeries.
- Presentation on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Personal Safety, Safety for Seniors, Underage Drinking, current drug trends and other topics are offered at no charge.
- Safe Streets Coalition Initiative – Safest Capital City in America: The coalition meets the first Wednesday of every month with over 160 people involved.
Eligibility: Any Shawnee County residence
How to Apply: Call Safe Streets at (785) 266-4606
Funding: City of Topeka, Shawnee County, The United Way of Greater Topeka, and state grants