Police Department Team

Jason Boyer - Chief of Police


Meriden Police Department


103 E Main St
Meriden, KS 66512


(785) 484-3377


(785) 400-6029

Sunday through Thursday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00am - Midnight

Jefferson County Sheriff Department


1360 Walnut
Oskaloosa, KS 66066


785-863-2765 (24 hours)

Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

Severe Weather Warning System

Use the link below to sign up for a free telephone based warning system for severe weather to all Jefferson County residents.

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Consequences of Underage Drinking


  • • School problems, such as more absences and poor or failing grades.
  • • Social problems, such as fighting and lack of participation in youth activities.
  • • Legal problems, such as arrest for driving or hurting someone while drunk.
  • • Physical problems, such as hangovers or illnesses.
  • • Unwanted, unplanned and unprotected sexual activity.
  • • Disruption of normal growth and sexual development.
  • • Physical and sexual assault.
  • • Higher risk for suicide and homicide.
  • • Alcohol-related car crashes, injuries such as burns and falls, and drowning.
  • • Memory problems.
  • • Abuse of other drugs.
  • • Changes in brain development that may have life-long effects.
  • • Death from alcohol poisoning. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Underage drinking is a problem you can do something about

Call 1-866-MUST-B-21 to help

Here’s what happens when you call:

  • You will be prompted to enter a number corresponding to your state, “1” for Kansas or "2" for Nebraska.
  • Next, you will be connected to the appropriate state police dispatch center.
  • The dispatch operator will determine your location and the nature of the suspected violation, and then transfer you to the appropriate law enforcement agency or, if necessary, will take your information and relay it.

Calls are anonymous if you choose.

How You Can Help

  • Save the number to your phone
  • Call right away if you see or suspect underage drinking


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Alcohol Facts

Read Statistics from the CDC about under age drinking

CDC Statistics