Started working for the Pratt Police Department in 2003 as a dispatcher. Became a patrol officer after attending KLETC and completing the full-time academy in 2004. Was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2014. Appointed as the Chief of Police in 2018.

Nate Humble

Chief of Police

Det. Jeff Ward is a 32 year veteran of law enforcement, the last thirteen of which have been spent with the Pratt Police Department.   Det. Ward has extensive investigative experience and is comfortable handling cases ranging from petty theft to homicide.   As both a Detective and the Assistant Chief of Police Det. Ward oversees all investigations undertaken by the Pratt Police Department and strives to provide local prosecutors with complete, timely, and competently obtained information.  Det. Ward is committed to the Pratt Police Department and the community it serves.

Jeff Ward

Detective / Assistant Chief of Police

Lt. James Shelden has worked in law enforcement  since 1997, beginning his law enforcement career working part time with the Ford County Sheriff’s Office.  Lt. Shelden came to work at the Pratt Police Department in 2001 as a patrol officer, climbing in rank to his current position as the Patrol Lt.  Lt. Shelden’s duties include the oversight of general and specialized patrol operations, scheduling, training, and internal affairs.  Lt. Shelden works closely with first line supervisors and Detectives to ensure the protection of our citizens.

James Shelden

Patrol / Lieutenant

Started his career in law enforcement as a detention officer with Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1996. Was hired by the Lawrence Police Department in 1998 and completed the 17th Basic Lawrence Police Academy. Was hired by the Wellington Police Department in 2000. Started working for the Pratt County Sheriff's Department in 2012. Started with the Pratt Police Department in 2016 as a patrol sergeant and promoted to detective in 2019.

Joe Ohler

Detective / Sergeant

Started in law enforcement in 2010 at the Pratt County Sheriff's Office as a detention officer. Became a dispatcher for the City of Pratt in 2012 and was promoted to IT Communications Specialist in 2015. Left the department in 2018. In 2019 he returned to the Police Department and took the position of Administrative Assistant and IT specialist. Mike's current duties include maintaining the departments computer network and administrative functions as assigned by the Chief of Police.

Michael LaClair

Administrative Assistant

Jami Walker, Municipal Court Clerk, joined the Pratt Police Department as Municipal Court Clerk in 2001. Her responsibilities include preparing cases submitted by officers for prosecution related to violations of the Pratt city code, she is also responsible for the collection of fines and fees, for the dissemination of reports to attorneys, and acting as the city probation officer.

Jami Walker

 Municipal Court Clerk


Began his employment in 1997 with the Pratt Police Department, Graduated in the 150th basic training academy in 1998.  Was promoted in 2005 to the rank of Sergeant.

Jim Ferbert

Patrol / Sergeant

Danny Gimpel

SRO / K9 / Sergeant

Brad Hitz

Patrol / Sergeant

Ken Wright

Patrol / Sergeant

Rebecca Slief


Kelton Barrett


Noah Tatro


Jace Gwinn


Mason Eck


Jeffrey Nix



Christa Garrett

Dispatch Supervisor

Pratt Police Department Employees

Megan Fanning


Kaitlyn Caldwell


Megan Shamblin


Pratt Police Department Employees

Trista Katz


Animal Control

Pratt Police Department Employees

Animal Control Officer