Chief of Police
Weingartner is a graduate of the 262nd session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 2009 Kansas Police Administrators Seminar. He has an associate of applied science degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York-Canton, a certificate in leadership studies from Fort Hays State University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Central Christian College of Kansas. He is a graduate of Leadership Franklin County and served on the Board of Trustees from 2012-2015. He is the secretary/treasurer for the Capitol Area Major Case Squad (M-Squad) and is a member of the Kansas Peace Officers Association, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates and International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Weingartner served as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Riley, Kan completing his service at the rank of sergeant. Originally from Greenfield Center, New York, Weingartner has lived in Ottawa since starting as a police officer with the department in 1995. He and his wife, Staci, have two teenage sons attending Ottawa schools.
This Organizational Chart provides a better understanding to our community of how the Police Department is structured.