Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
822 K-20 Highway, Suite A
Horton, KS 66439
Police Dispatch: (785) 486-3665
Office: (785) 486-3678
Fax: (785) 486-3779
Law Enforcement Operations
The Kickapoo Tribal Police Department operates under the guidelines set forth by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training as well as guidelines and recommendations from the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Kickapoo Tribal Police Department enforces tribal, state, and federal laws.
Oath of Office
Kickapoo Title 25; Section 109 requires that before beginning their duties as a Kickapoo Tribal Police Officer, each officer must make the following oath:
“I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution and laws of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, and that I will faithfully perform the duties of a Kickapoo Tribal Police Officer to the best of my ability. So help me God.”
A copy of this oath is signed by each officer and kept in their personnel file.
We will be an organization devoted to improvement, excellence, the maintenance of Tribal satisfaction, and the principles of quality leadership.
Chief Loren N. Lossman # 85: Chief Lossman began his Law Enforcement career with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy (volunteer) in 1992. In 1993, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and promoted to Sergeant in 1994, which he held until he resigned from the Reserve Division in 1998. All of this while working for Menninger (a mental health facility) from 1993 to 1996 as a Mental Health Technician specializing in Eating Disorders and Trauma. When Menninger closed their doors in 1998, he became a Full-Time 911 Dispatcher for Shawnee County in Topeka from 1996-2004, then returned as a Part-Time Dispatcher from 2007-2015. Wishing to further his career in law enforcement, he began working at the Washburn University Police Department as a Full-Time Police Officer. He went to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in 2005 and received his Full-Time Law Enforcement Certification. He worked for Washburn University until 2012, as both a police officer and the campus resource officer (community officer). Community Policing is truly his passion.
In 2013, Chief Lossman began his career with the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas as a patrolman but was soon after assigned to the Kickapoo Nation School as the school resource officer and the Community Officer for the Tribe. He has continued his efforts to build relations between the police and the community through various events like the Annual Fishing Derby, Easter celebrations and Trunk or Treat on Halloween.
On February 12, 2016 he was appointed as the “Acting” Chief of Police of the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department. On August 18, 2016 he was officially named as the Chief of Police, which he still holds.
Josh Barnes, Assistant Chief of Police
Josh Barnes grew up around law enforcement. His father was a full-time police dispatcher and part-time deputy, and his mother was the first female warrants officer with the Topeka Police Department.
Josh joined the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program at the age of 13 and remained a member until his 21st birthday. He achieved the highest rank of Captain and received awards for “Explorer of the Year”, “Outstanding Community Service”, and “Training Excellence”.
Josh worked part-time for the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control from September 1999 through September 2003 where he assisted in undercover tobacco and alcohol purchasing operations. He worked for the Jackson County Jail from September 2003 through December 2004, and again from October 2005 through January 2008. Josh worked for the Washburn University Police Department from January 2008 through April 2011.
Josh began working for the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department on March 11, 2013. He was promoted to Investigator in July 2015 and to Assistant Chief of Police on February 18, 2016.
Josh received letters of commendation while working with the Washburn University Police Department and the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department. He is a graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center’s Basic Training Course and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Investigator Training Program. He is a member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Peace Officers’ Association, and the Kansas Narcotics Officers’ Association.
Patrolman Jared Bammes was born and raised in the Manhattan Area. Jared was always involved in wrestling, starting at a very young age. He coached Middle School and High School wrestling for almost 11 years.
Patrolman Bammes started Public Service with the Oskaloosa Fire Department in 2006, climbing up the ranks to Lieutenant. Jared got into Law Enforcement in 2013 with the Oskaloosa Police Department as a Part-Time Officer. Jared was hired with the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department in 2016.
Nathan started his Law Enforcement career in 2000 when he worked for the Atchison County Sheriff’s Department as a corrections Officer. Also during that time Nathan worked a Reserve Deputy for the Doniphan County Sheriff’s Department.
In 2003 Nathan was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in Iraq he served as a member of a personal security team. As a member of this team Nathan’s duty was to protect the lives of high ranking military and other government officials. On Nov 8th 2004 Nathan and two of his teammates placed their vehicle in between and attacking Vehicle filled with explosives and the convoy they were protecting. The attacking vehicle struck their truck and exploded, killing two of Nathan’s members and leaving him wounded. This action saved the lives of four others. Nathan received the Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and other military medals.
Once Nathan returned back the states and healed from his wounds he joined the Horton KS Police Department as a patrol officer in 2005, in 2007 Nathan then left the Horton PD to take a job as a Patrol Officer with the Kickapoo Tribal Police Dept. In late 2008 Nathan’s wife job moved them to AZ where he took a break from working in Law Enforcement and worked towards his Criminal Justice Degree. In January 2016 Nathan returned to the Kickapoo Tribal Police Dept as a Patrol Officer and was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in May 2016
Patrolman Quigley was born and raised in the Northern Suburbs of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota.
When he graduated from Senior High, he enlisted in the United States Army, as Military Police. After multiple deployments, he transitioned from Active Duty to Reserves, where he was promoted to Sergeant. After an eight year break in Service, he reentered the Army, as a Culinary Specialist in the Kansas Army National Guard, which he is currently serving.
Patrolman Quigley attended the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, graduating in early 2006. During his time in Law Enforcement, Patrolman Quigley has served as a Patrolman/Officer in the Communities of Junction City, Carbondale, Overbrook, the Kickapoo Indian Reservation and as Captain in St. Marys. He currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator, Victims Advocate and Domestic Violence Investigator for the Office of Violence Against Women Grant. Patrolman Quigley has received several Letters of Appreciation from Area Civilians he's helped and served, as well as Area Law Enforcement Administrators for assisting their Agency with High Risk Calls. Patrolman Quigley has been a member of the Capitol Area Major Case Squad since 2009.
Patrolman Quigley is married and has four children.
Michael Reynolds began his Law Enforcement Career as a Corrections Officer for the Jefferson County Kansas Sheriff's Department in 2009, In 2014 he attended the Part Time Basic academy at The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and assumed Part Time Patrol Duties for the City of Oskaloosa Kansas. In December of 2014 he began working part time for the Valley Falls Police Department as well. He was offered a full time position with the Valley Falls Police Department in Late 2015 and Attended the Full Time Academy as Part of Basic Training Class 238 graduating in 2016. He then began working for the Kickapoo Tribal Police department part time in April of 2016 switching to full time on June 22 2016.