Lloyd Martley

Lloyd Martley is Bashor's chief of police and writes a biweekly column for the Sentinel.

Recent stories

Chief’s Corner: Drunk-driving crackdown coming
August 15, 2012
If you or someone you know sometimes drives after drinking alcohol or consuming other drugs, be warned that during the period of Aug. 16 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, there will be additional enforcement of Kansas drunk driving and other traffic laws as the Basehor Police Department participates in a crackdown with almost 150 other local police agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol to educate about impaired driving and remove impaired drivers from the roadways.
Martley: Click It or Ticket just around the corner
May 16, 2012
Beginning Monday and continuing through Sunday, June 3, drivers can expect increased police presence as the Basehor Police Department joins more than 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2012 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign.
Chief’s Corner: Know your Basehor pet regulations
March 31, 2011
With the beginning of spring and the warmer temperatures, we are all eager to start enjoying the great outdoors.
Make way for street crews when heavy snowfall hits
December 16, 2010
The first official day of winter is Dec. 21, and soon after that, if not before, the snow will be falling.
Chief’s Corner: Don’t leave cars running unattended
October 20, 2010
Over the past few weeks we have seen an increase in thefts of motor vehicles and farm equipment and in illegal use of credit cards.
Be on guard for identity theft striking seniors
August 26, 2010
This past weekend I had the joy of celebrating my wife’s grandma’s (Dorothy Thomas) 85th birthday. Happy birthday grandma!
Police to take part in crackdown on drunk driving
August 19, 2010
The problem of impaired-driving is a serious one. The Basehor Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the country in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving starting Aug. 20 through Sept. 6, known by its tagline, Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
Kansas’ new law to affect teen drivers
January 7, 2010
As of Jan. 1, there’s a new law affecting the licensing system that aims to save teen lives on the road.
Basehor police urging victims to speak out
October 15, 2009
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence knows no boundaries and can affect anyone. Statistics show that the victims of domestic violence are most often women.
New traffic laws taking effect in city
October 1, 2009
On July 1, 2009, some new laws were passed that will affect all drivers in one way or another. Everyone has had some time to adjust to these new laws, and I thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of these changes and recap them, as follows:

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