Police Chief Adam Weingartner began his career with the Ottawa Police Department in November, 1995.  He was appointed as the Police Chief in June, 2019 and has served as a police officer, detective, Sergeant and command positions before being selected as the next Police Chief.

Chief Weingartner has been involved in Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics since his first year as an officer.  He served as a county coordinator and area coordinator for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for many years and has represented Kansas law enforcement at several regional and international conferences.

Chief Weingartner is a graduate of the 262nd session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 2009 Kansas Police Administrators Seminar.  He holds as Associates 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.  Chief Weingartner serves as Secretary-Treasurer for the Capitol Area Major Case Squad (M-Squad).  Professional associations include International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP), and Kansas Peace Officer Association (KPOA).

Originally from Greenfield Center, New York Chief Weingartner has lived in Ottawa since 1995.  He is married and has two teenage sons attending Ottawa schools.