Dodge City Police Department

Dodge City Police Department Providing quality Police service to our community by providing a safe environment through police and citizen interaction, with an emphasis on integrity, fairness, and professionalism!
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Ford County Sheriff's Office
02/07/2020

Ford County Sheriff's Office

Ford County Sheriff's Office
02/07/2020

Ford County Sheriff's Office

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

On February 05, 2020 at approximately 6:45pm Juan Carlos Gonzalez turned himself in to authorities in Grand Island, Nebraska. Gonzalez will be transported back to Ford County once extradition is taken care of. Gonzalez is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Bill Carr

We want to give a huge thank you to Yvonne Warner for stopping by with new stuffed animals and blankets. These pieces ar...
02/06/2020

We want to give a huge thank you to Yvonne Warner for stopping by with new stuffed animals and blankets. These pieces are going toward the stock of items that we have available for the kids that the Police Department takes into protective custody because they are being neglected and/or abused in the home.
We are so proud to live and serve in such an amazing community that shows support and kindness.

Officers had a lot of fun at the Comanche Middle School S.T.E.A.M night presentation. Even Walter the Police Robot enjoy...
02/06/2020

Officers had a lot of fun at the Comanche Middle School S.T.E.A.M night presentation. Even Walter the Police Robot enjoyed the evening. Thanks CMS for having us.

Ford County Sheriff's Office
01/30/2020

Ford County Sheriff's Office

WANTED

RAPE / AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

The Ford County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Juan Carlos Gonzalez (DOB: 05/27/1998) who is wanted for Rape and Aggravated Kidnapping. Juan Carlos Gonzales is believed to have traveled outside of Kansas and may be in surrounding states.

If you see Juan Carlos Gonzalez, contact the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge City, Kansas attn.: Investigator Servis (620) 227-4501 or Ford County Communications at: (620) 227-4646 or call 911 if this is an emergency.

Reminder: Everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Bill Carr

Our community is reeling over a recent traffic accident that claimed the life of Vanessa Guzman and injured a DCPD offic...
01/28/2020

Our community is reeling over a recent traffic accident that claimed the life of Vanessa Guzman and injured a DCPD officer. Our heartfelt and deepest condolences go out to Ms. Guzman’s family, friends, and loved ones who have been impacted by this tragedy.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is thoroughly investigating this accident with our full cooperation. The DCPD has not used dash cameras since we converted to body-worn cameras in 2016. However, we have recovered the officer’s body-worn camera video prior to the accident and have given it to KHP. The DCPD is conducting a parallel internal investigation into the accident pursuant to departmental policy.

Both investigations will take time to resolve, and we ask the community to have patience and support all of those impacted by this terrible accident. We will continue to be as transparent as possible and release information that doesn’t directly affect the investigation.

We have also met with Guzman family members to allow them to review body-worn camera footage of the accident and ask questions.

The DCPD has a very restrictive policy regarding when officers are authorized to respond as an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens due to the dangers created by driving contrary to traffic laws. The call the officer was responding to is covered under that policy, but each call has many moving parts that can impact the decision to drive with lights and siren. The information being reported and relayed to the officers will be what they depend on to make that assessment. The officers responding to this call had received information while in route that led them to downgrade their response from lights and sirens. At the time of the crash, the officer was still responding to the call but was not responding as an emergency vehicle under lights and sirens.

On 01252020, at approximately 4:56 am, officers with the Dodge City Police Department were dispatched to a break-in in p...
01/25/2020

On 01252020, at approximately 4:56 am, officers with the Dodge City Police Department were dispatched to a break-in in progress on 28th Ave. When officers were responding westbound on Wyatt Earp, they approached Matt Down Lane when the driver of a passenger car entered the intersection northbound. The DCPD patrol vehicle struck the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

Vanessa Guzman, of Dodge City, was ejected from the vehicle and was the only occupant. Officers attempted to provide lifesaving efforts until EMS arrived, but Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. The officer involved in the accident was transported to Western Plains Regional Medical Center, where he is in stable condition.

A notification has been made to Guzman’s family. The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

During Super Bowl week you might see a few of our staff supporting the Chiefs. Officers have been authorized to wear a C...
01/24/2020

During Super Bowl week you might see a few of our staff supporting the Chiefs. Officers have been authorized to wear a Chiefs hat with their uniform to show support for our local team. Go Chiefs!!!!

UPDATE:The owner of the vehicle listed below has been located and confirmed the motorcycle was stolen. Vehicle and owner...
01/23/2020

UPDATE:
The owner of the vehicle listed below has been located and confirmed the motorcycle was stolen. Vehicle and owner have been reunited. Thanks for getting the word out for us.

In the early morning hours of 01202020 officers attempted to stop the driver of a dirt bike in the 2100-2200 block of West Wyatt Earp. The bike wasn't registered and the driver tried to evade the stop. The driver ditched the bike and was later arrested on multiple charges. Officers believe the dirt bike to have been recently stolen. We are asking that dirt bike owners look at their inventory to see if they are missing anything. If you are, please contact the DCPD and give a description of your missing motorcycle.

Come see us at Anytime Fitness in Dodge City! Ever thought about being an officer? There’s no better time to join our te...
01/21/2020

Come see us at Anytime Fitness in Dodge City! Ever thought about being an officer? There’s no better time to join our team! We’re here until 530pm tonight!

01/21/2020

We are hiring! Come see us tonight at Anytime Fitness in Dodge City! Corporal Boron and Corporal Harris will be available to answer any questions you might have about pay, benefits or what it’s like working for the Dodge City Police Department. We will be there from 330pm - 530pm

Over the weekend members from the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Youth Group dropped off a bunch of treat bags for the offic...
01/21/2020

Over the weekend members from the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Youth Group dropped off a bunch of treat bags for the officers as a token of appreciation!
What a great community we have! Thank you!

The Dodge City Police Department would like to thank all of the people/businesses that showed their kindness by bringing...
01/10/2020

The Dodge City Police Department would like to thank all of the people/businesses that showed their kindness by bringing all these goodies. We are so thankful to work in a community that supports us.

City of Dodge City - Government
01/10/2020

City of Dodge City - Government

Construction Projects | Starting Monday, January 13, 2020

Work is set to begin on two different projects in Dodge City starting Monday, January 13, 2020. Building Solutions is scheduled to start the replacement of the bridge/RCB (Reinforced Concrete Box) at the Ave. K and Military RCB intersection. The same day Huber land and water plans to begin work to repair a storm pipe located from the Circle Lake Pond to Cactus Rd.
According to Building Solutions, they will close off traffic for Military Ave. from Ave. J to Ave. L and Ave. K from Wyatt Earp Blvd. to Spruce St. on Monday, and will begin demo later in the week. The intersecting streets will be completely closed to traffic at the intersection approaches, but residents and businesses in the area will still have access to their drives. Construction on the bridge and RCB replacement is scheduled to take 120 days.
The storm pipe repair project is scheduled to begin in the green area south of the Circle Lake Pond and will then proceed up to Cactus Rd., according to Huber Land and Water. As the project progresses, it will be necessary to close Windsong Way and Cactus Rd. to traffic when the new storm pipe is being installed. Residents will still have access to the drives and construction is to be completed by March 20, 2020.
Please obey all traffic control signs, be mindful of the construction activities and, if at all possible, use alternate routes around the construction area.

City of Dodge City - Government
01/09/2020

City of Dodge City - Government

2020 Dog Licenses | Now Available

A new year means it is time to once again register your dog(s) that reside in city limits as per Ordinance 2-122.

This ordinance states that the owner of any dog over three months of age shall annually register their dog with the name, sex, and description of each dog. Any newly-acquired dog should be registered within thirty days of acquisition or bringing the dog into the City. The cost of registration is $5.00, and a copy of current rabies vaccination must be submitted at the time of registration.

A dog license can be obtained during regular business hours at the Animal Shelter, 104 N. Second Ave., the police department at 110 W. Spruce St. and City Hall, 806 N. Second Ave. Contact the Animal Shelter at 225-8180 if further information is needed.

For more information on ordinances related to animal control, visit https://www.dodgecity.org/174/Animal-Control.

City of Dodge City - Government
01/09/2020

City of Dodge City - Government

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day | Thank You

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.), and we would like to thank all the men and women that dedicate their lives to protect and serve their communities.

A special thank you to the Dodge City Police Department, sworn and non-sworn, for your hard work and commitment to our City and our core purpose, "Together we serve to make Dodge City the best place to be."

To learn more about DCPD, go to https://www.dodgecity.org/69/Police-Department.

For more information on #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay, visit https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-law-enforcement-appreciation-day-january-9/.

01/09/2020
Accepting Applications: Reg PT Animal Control Officer

Accepting Applications: Reg PT Animal Control Officer

The PT Animal Control Officer position duties involve patrolling for and capturing stray animals to ensure public safety; responding to and resolving public complaints about strays; educating the public on animal care and containment; documenting calls and keeping accurate records in computer softwa...

01/08/2020
Bob Newhart-Stop It

When you give the officer an excuse for your traffic infraction.

Very Funny!

We are hiring! Come see us tonight at Tropical Island Tan & Fitness! Officers Mazza, Acosta and Ibarra can answer any qu...
01/07/2020

We are hiring! Come see us tonight at Tropical Island Tan & Fitness! Officers Mazza, Acosta and Ibarra can answer any questions you might have about pay, benefits or what it’s like working for the Dodge City Police Department

Get to know your officers!Pictured is Officer Ashley Moyer. Ashley started with the DCPD in August 2014. Ashley started ...
01/07/2020

Get to know your officers!

Pictured is Officer Ashley Moyer. Ashley started with the DCPD in August 2014. Ashley started in patrol then later served as an SRO at the Middle School. Now Ashley is a member of our Community Response Unit. Her role is to teach all 5th grade classes in the district and Sacred Heart, GREAT curriculum. When school is out she is a designated traffic unit assigned to traffic accidents and traffic safety. She also serves on our recruitment team and is a certified ALICE instructor.

Ashley is from the Wichita area. She moved here for her career and has since become a foster parent for children in Dodge City. Her passion is for community and children. We are lucky to have her.

Our animal control works very hard to ensure all animal ordinances are met and animals are cared for. Each household can...
01/07/2020

Our animal control works very hard to ensure all animal ordinances are met and animals are cared for. Each household can only have 4 dogs. These dogs must have a secure enclosure (with food and water) so they don't escape. In 2019 animal control responded to 1608 calls for animals running at large. If you don't have an enclosure you can tether your dog but for no longer than one hour with three hours between tethering. Please do your part to protect the animals and prevent Dodge City from looking like this picture.

Back by overwhelming popular demand, another traffic lesson. Dodge City is scattered with uncontrolled intersections (se...
01/06/2020

Back by overwhelming popular demand, another traffic lesson. Dodge City is scattered with uncontrolled intersections (seen here). This means there is no stop sign, light, or yield sign. We have heard many reasons why drivers don't yield to the right. "My street was wider," "the water runs down my road," "the avenues have the right of way to a street," or "north and south have the right of way to east and west." The proper way to approach this intersection is to use caution and make sure there is no vehicle on your right. If so, this vehicle has the right of way and you must yield. Many accidents occur each year due to drivers not yielding to the right. No, it doesn't matter which way you are driving, what kind of road you're on, how wide your street is, or if the water runs down your road or not.

Welcome back!! Congratulations to all the parents out there who made it through the winter break. Kids are back to schoo...
01/06/2020

Welcome back!! Congratulations to all the parents out there who made it through the winter break. Kids are back to school so please keep that in mind as you commute through the school zones.

01/04/2020

On 01032020 the DCPD located a vehicle reported stolen on 01022020 near Market and Sunnyside. While doing surveillance on the vehicle officers observed multiple unrelated issues. The undercover officers observed a person with a warrant being driven by an individual without a valid license. The passenger was arrested on the warrant and driver was cited. The undercover surveillance also witnessed a drug deal occur near the stolen vehicle within 1000 feet of a school. A search warrant was executed and charges for two individuals are pending. This all occurred within two hours of watching the stolen vehicle. We would like to thank the Ford County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

Some viewers out there may not believe it, but this is an appropriate depiction of how to turn your vehicle. Did you kno...
01/03/2020

Some viewers out there may not believe it, but this is an appropriate depiction of how to turn your vehicle. Did you know that the DCPD made 423 stops for violation of this ordinance in 2019?

Timeline Photos
01/02/2020

Timeline Photos

12/19/2019

Thank you Central Elementary for inviting us to the Annual Cookies and Cocoa with Cops. It was a fun time for all involved.

Thank you Dodge City for showing your support this year and helping us have a successful food drive. All of the food was...
12/18/2019

Thank you Dodge City for showing your support this year and helping us have a successful food drive. All of the food was divided and delivered to the Salvation Army, Manna House and Seven Baskets Full Ministry by our officers.

Comanche Middle School, “We may have lost the challenge, but there is always next year! Congratulations for your successful food drive!”

Many thanks to Victory Electric for showing their support with this bag full of goodies for our Officers.
12/17/2019

Many thanks to Victory Electric for showing their support with this bag full of goodies for our Officers.

DCPD Field Training Officers Guillermo Gutierrez, Martin Sanchez, Carlos Acosta and Hannah Mazza visited the Dodge City ...
12/12/2019

DCPD Field Training Officers Guillermo Gutierrez, Martin Sanchez, Carlos Acosta and Hannah Mazza visited the Dodge City High School today to teach the Pathways 360 Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security students about handcuffing, pat downs, searching persons and what it's like to be a police officer. We hope the students had as much fun as our officers did today!

City of Dodge City - Government
12/06/2019

City of Dodge City - Government

Demolition Traffic | Starting Monday, December 9th

The Lincoln School demolition project will begin on Monday, December 9, 2019. During the demolition, there will be a truck route in place from Wyatt Earp Blvd north on 7th Ave to Cedar, and south on 5th Ave to Wyatt Earp Blvd. Cedar St will be closed to traffic from 6th Ave to 7th Ave. Please use caution when traveling in this area.

Girl Scout Troop 60202 brought us individualized little holiday bags full of candy and each one has a little note on it ...
12/06/2019

Girl Scout Troop 60202 brought us individualized little holiday bags full of candy and each one has a little note on it signed by all the Girl Scouts in this troop!
Thank you for thinking of us and for your sweet treats for our officers!! Happy holidays Troop 60202!!

Thank you, Western Beverage of Dodge City!!! A few months ago Western Beverage contacted the DCPD about being the recipi...
12/04/2019

Thank you, Western Beverage of Dodge City!!! A few months ago Western Beverage contacted the DCPD about being the recipient of their service project and asked for ideas of what help was needed. We explained to them that we often have to take children into protective custody because they are being abused and/or neglected. When we have to do this, we often need snacks and drinks for the children, as well as personal hygiene items. Many times our officers and detectives use their own money to buy these items.
An idea that was suggested to Western Beverage was new backpacks for the children that they can take with them when they leave the PD. Those backpacks are filled with all kinds of age-appropriate snacks, drinks, personal hygiene items, small toys, books, stickers, and a new blanket to comfort them. These backpacks and the items inside of them are a huge deal to these children and, sadly, in some cases, the only gifts they’ve ever received. This morning Western Beverage donated all the items we needed for the children! Again, thank you Western Beverage, for your generosity and for directly impacting abused and neglected children in our community, and for shedding a little light on an otherwise dark day.

2019 DUI Holiday Drive For VictimsFor the 10th year the Ford County Attorney’s Office, Dodge City Police Department, and...
12/04/2019

2019 DUI Holiday Drive For Victims
For the 10th year the Ford County Attorney’s Office, Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Sheriff’s Department have participated in the DUI Holiday Drive For Victims, sponsored by the Ford County Attorney’s Office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The three primary purposes for the event is to acknowledge and thank law enforcement agencies and officers for their hard work and commitment during the holiday season, increase public awareness of the prevalence of drunk driving during the holidays, and to remember those lives that have been lost to drunk driving crashes.

Lori Marshall, Program Manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the Kansas State Office, along with Kevin B. Salzman, Ford County Attorney, and James Crux, Assistant Ford County Attorney, visited both law enforcement agencies on December 2nd to recognize our local officer’s and deputy’s efforts in DUI enforcement.
Officer Hannah Mazza received a challenge coin and commemorative t-shirt for leading the DCPD in DUI arrests for 2019.

Staff tied red ribbons to the patrol fleet to help remind everyone of the dangers of drunk driving and the importance of DUI enforcement. Officers also received small snack bags in a show of appreciation. The bags were put together and donated by MADD and the Ford County Attorney’s Office.

Address

110 W Spruce St
Dodge City, KS
67801

General information

Contact us at [email protected] To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Dodge City Police Department, text DCPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411).

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Monday 07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00
Thursday 07:00 - 23:00
Friday 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
Sunday 07:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(620) 225-8126

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