Wilson Police Department is a rural law enforcement agency which is responsible for the safety and security of a community totaling about 750 citizens and numerous locally based businesses. When fully staffed the WPD has one full-time officer and one part time officer. Our agency works closely with the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife and many other agencies in the area.
WPD encourages all citizens, home owners and business owners to please take time to educate themselves on the ordinances. We ask that the close attention be given to the ordinances pertaining to animals, ATVs, weeds/lawn appearance, and junk motor vehicles. Ordinance information can be obtained from the city office or contacting the police department
Wilson Police Department implements programs which are designed to create community comradery, interaction and education. Programs to be implemented will be Red Ribbon Week at the schools, Bicycle Safety Education, Severe Weather Awareness, Emergency Planning for families and businesses and many others. Additionally the WPD participates in all community events on not only a protective and enforcement nature but also as a citizen and community member.
The Wilson Fire Department was established on February 16, 1959, by City of Wilson Ordinance # 466. The Fire Station was built in 1964 and has been added onto a few times.
Wilson Fire Dept. is a city operated department with contracts with Columbia, Noble, and Wilson townships for fire protection. We cover a total of 108 square miles of rural area along with the City of Wilson.
We try to keep 24 members for fireman. We also have reserve fireman that help. The Fireman are all volunteers, giving their time to train, maintain the trucks and equipment, protecting the people and property in the area we cover and the other departments in our area through mutual aid agreements.
Some of the types of calls we respond to include structure fires, grassland / wildland fires, crop fires, vehicle / equipment fires, accidents, and haz-mat accidents.We also respond, when requested, to assist the Ellsworth County EMS.
We currently have a total of 7 trucks.
If you are looking for a community in the heart of Kansas, with a relaxed lifestyle, an affordable cost of living, a safe family-friendly environment, and great access to recreation and opportunities, we invite you to call Wilson HOME.