Fire Chief: Kail Schoen
Assistant Chief: John Cary
Police: Daytime call 785-346-2001
Nighttime call 785-346-2001 or 911
Downs is covered 24 hours a day by the
Osborne County Sheriff's Department.
Emergency: Dial 911
Constant whistle for three minutes
All clear is one solid blast
Osborne County manages the siren system for the City of Downs. Sirens are only activated for tornado warnings, not for severe thunderstorms. Sirens are typically tested on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The Sheriff's Department also tests the sirens every month on the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
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