Wichita at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Wichita Police Department
- Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 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.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|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|
|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|
|WICHITA, CITY OF (INC) CHP||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|WICHITA, CITY OF (INC) HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA||Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy||95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program||Sub|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $900,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.