Wichita at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Wichita Police Department

  • Officers
  • Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • Wichita
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Wichita Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Wichita

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $9.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Wichita
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$1,600,000.00 3/15/2022
3/31/2024
WICHITA, CITY OF (INC) THE FY 2022 COPS OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM (TEP) INVITATIONAL SOLICITATION IS AN INVITATION-ONLY GRANT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AND ACQUIRE EFFECTIVE EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGIES, AND INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS THAT ASSIST IN RESPONDING TO AND PREVENTING CRIME. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO PR… Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$241,554.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
WICHITA, CITY OF (INC) 2022 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$109,524.00 1/1/2021
12/31/2022
WICHITA, CITY OF (INC) HIDTA Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Sub
$82,478.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2023
WICHITA, CITY OF (INC) PSN FUNDS WILL BE USED TO ENHANCE THE PREVENTION AND INVESTIGATION OF GANG-RELATED AND OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES, INCLUDING A FIVE-DAY TRAINING COURSE FOR THREE CRIME ANALYSTS IN THE CRIME LINKAGE UNIT ON THE RECENTLY-PURCHASED Â I2 ANALYST NOTEBOOKÂ SOFTWARE, A THREAT INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS PLATFORM,… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Sub

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $900,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The parents of Marquez Smart filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Wichita Police Department on behalf of their deceased son. In July 2021, the City of Wichita settled for $900,000.

The lawsuit alleged that police officers used excessive force when arresting Marquez Smart, a 23-year-old African American man, in 2012. In 2020, after a 2018 ruling dismissing the Smarts’ case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit found that by the time the police fatally shot Smart, he was on the ground with his arms stretched out. The City of Wichita agreed to settle the case for $900,000 to prevent the suit from going to federal court.

Compensation
$900,000.00