Buhler Police Department

219 N Main St
Buhler, KS 67522

For emergencies, dial 911.

For non-emergencies, dial (620) 543-6666.

Please do not contact staff on cell phones for police matters.

The Buhler Police Department provides 24 hour police protection and services, 365 days a year, to our citizens, businesses, schools, and visitors. The department has an authorized staff of three full-time officers and two reserve officers. Officers of the Buhler Police Department are charged with enforcing the city ordinances of Buhler as well as state and federal laws. They work in partnership with the residents of Buhler to address community concerns and problems. Officers are commissioned by Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campell and can provide support to the Reno County Sheriff’s Office when requested or needed. Buhler officers also provide secondary support to other nearby law enforcement agencies as needed.

Police Staff


Darrin Banning


Anthony Baldwin

Reserve Officer

Ethan Frank


Bill Tracy

Reserve Officer

Aaron Parr

Reserve Officer

Casey Howard

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Buhler Police Deparment, are committed to excellence in law enforcement and are dedicated to the people, traditions, and diversity of our City. In order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and reduce the fear of crime, we will provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision.

Core Values

RESPECT: Being considerate and professional with those we serve and those we stand beside.

COURAGE: Recognizing fear or danger and proceeding with calmness and firmness.

INTEGRITY: Holding True to what we believe is honest and right.

DEVOTION: Our commitment that all life is precious and worthy of our full attention.

Department History

A Note From Chief of Police Darrin Banning

From 1913-1973, the City of Buhler had an Officer referred to as a Marshal. The Marshal had two to three deputies, and occasionally a night watchman.

From 1973-1974, the Reno County Sheriff’s Department took over patrolling the City. In 1974, Reno County Deputy Ray Carey, a Buhler resident, became the official Buhler/Reno County Deputy. He served in this role until 1979.

In 1979, an official Buhler Police Department was established and F.L. (Bill) Samuels was hired as Police Chief. He served as Chief until 1984.

Currently, we have three full-time officers and two reserves. We have 24/7 coverage of the City. Captain Anthony Baldwin and myself (Chief Darrin Banning) have been with the City for more than 26 years. We served under the previous Chief, William (Bill) Tracy, until early 2018 when he retired with almost 30 years of service with the City. I was hired as Chief of Police in May 2018.

Services Provided

Vacation Watch

Going on vacation or leaving town for a few days? The Buhler Police Department will conduct extra patrols on your home while you are gone. Submit your vacation/extra watch request before you leave town.



The Buhler Police Department provides employment fingerprinting every weekday from 10am-5pm by appointment only.

Fingerprinting Service Fees:

  • Buhler Resident: No Charge
  • Non-Resident: $20.00