Located in the densely populated area of eastern Kansas, the East Region includes the Kansas City metropolitan area, Topeka, Lawrence and Emporia. The East Region also includes Troop K – Capitol Police, and Fleet Services.
Fort Leavenworth, the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth and the Lansing Correctional facility are located within this region. The East Region is also home to numerous community, public and private colleges, including:
Emporia State University
University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas
University of Kansas
The Kansas Speedway and the Legends are located in the East Region. The Tribal nations, including Pottawatomie, Kickapoo, Iowa and Sac and Fox are located In the East Region, each with a casino.
The Patrol’s General Headquarters and the State Capitol of Kansas are also located in the East Region’s geographic area. Motorist Assistance units operate in the metropolitan areas assisting stranded motorists and keep traffic moving safely.