The Chamber congratulates long time Baldwin City resident, Mike Pattrick, as the City’s new Chief of Police. Thirty-one years ago, Mike started his law enforcement career as an intern with the Lawrence Police Department and served that department until his retirement in 2017. Mike stepped in as Baldwin City’s interim police chief this fall and is looking forward to serving the City as its new chief.

In addition to bringing a wealth of law enforcement experience  to the position, Mike’s undergraduate background in sociology/psychology attunes him to the importance of building relationships with people in the community and understanding social dynamics in order to effectively lead the Baldwin City Police Department. Mike is committed to transparency, accountability and instilling a culture of service within the Department. Mike states, “police work is hard, demanding work and providing the resources to our officers so they can do their jobs well is critical.” His immediate goals are to ensure full Department staffing and successful transitioning to a new police station located in the former Wooden Spoke, 203 First Street. Mike encourages and welcomes interactions with the public. You can meet Chief Pattrick at the Chamber’s December Business Expo Holiday Luncheon, December 12. He can also be reached at or by calling the Department, 785-594-3850.


For more information about Chief Pattrick, check out Elvyn Jones’s article in the Lawrence Journal World.