Dodge City Police Department

  • Agency: Dodge City Police Department
  • Address: 110 West Spruce St., Dodge City, 67801 KS
  • Chief: John Ball (Chief of Police)
Phone: (620) 225-8126
Fax: (620) 225-8117
Email:

Dodge City Police Department is located at 110 West Spruce St., Dodge City, 67801 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is John Ball. The Dodge City Police Department phone number is (620) 225-8126.

Dodge City Police Department News

Officer Jessica Alarcon was sworn in today by Chief Francis with her family present. Welcome Officer Alarcon to our DCPD family!

Thank you Arrowhead West for your support and for the delicious homemade cookies!

Thank you Colleen Hastings and Rod Wormington for the awesome gift baskets! Your support is very much appreciated!

Thank you Girl Scouts so much for ALL the goodies!!! We appreciate your support!

Lt. Mooradian had a great time with students from Sacred Heart Cathedral School. He gave them a tour of the building and introduced them to the famous Robot, W.A.L.T.E.R. They had a blast learning the different things W.A.L.T.E.R. could do, like opening the door and climbing the stairs! Thank you Sacred Heart students and teachers for your support!!

On May 9th, 2018, during the annual Awards Banquet for the Kansas Assoc. of Chiefs of Police one of our own, Officer Tyler Dyer received: The Silver Award (Life‐Saving) An award for extraordinary action which directly contributed to the significant prolonging or actual saving of a life. Here is background for the award: On May 14th 2017, Officer Dyer responded to a medical call of a woman giving birth at her residence. When Officer Dyer arrived he was directed to a bathroom in the residence where the woman had already delivered the baby. The new mother was leaning against the bathtub and the child was in between her legs with the umbilical cord still attached. Officer Dyer noticed the baby was still and silent. He checked to see if the baby was breathing or had a pulse but found none. Officer Dyer relayed information to incoming EMS and began CPR. EMS arrived on scene and took over lifesaving efforts on the baby. Officer Dyer continued lifesaving efforts by assisting EMS in cutting the umbilical cord and providing oxygen to the baby. After the baby was taken to the ambulance the baby started to breathe. Officer Dyer later checked with a nurse who said the baby was going to live but had to be flown to Wichita for further treatment.

The 3rd Annual DC POLICE v. DC FIRE Softball Tournament is in the books and this year the trophy comes back to the Police Department! DCPD defeated the DCFD 2-0 in a two out of three match! Police Chief Drew Francis enjoyed a proud moment having Fire Chief Robert Heinz hand over the trophy! The entire event was a huge success and very well attended by our community members, family, and friends! From the raffle and food sales we raised $1,564 for the Ford County Suicide Prevention Coalition!!! Congrats to Brad Hines who won the Traeger Grill! Thank you to all who put in a lot of work to make it such a great day! See ya next time!

Lieutenant Brooks-Francis, Lieutenant Mooradian, Officer Harris and Officer Frazee from the DCPD participated in the Career on Wheels activity on May 1st at Soule Elementary. The students learned about seatbelt safety and what the Officer’s do while on duty.

The running crew was light this year due to many being involved in a number of other activities but special thanks to Chief Drew Francis, Officer Ashley Apatiga, and Officer Kris Gonzales for carrying the torch in this years Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run! The DCPD has been a proud supporter of this event and its athletes! Thank you for another great year!

The Dodge City Police Department would like to remind you that our current Child Passenger Safety Technician is Sgt. Justin Warkentin! Sgt. Warkentin is also certified in transportation of children with special needs. Sgt. Warkentin can be reached with questions or for assistance at justinw@dodgecity.org or by contacting the Police Department at 620-225-8126! Below is the current 2018 Kansas Child Seat Laws: Children Under 1 Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing. Convertible and 3-in-1 car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of time. Children Ages 1, 2 & 3 Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. It's the best way to keep him or her safe. Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat's manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. Children Ages 4 - 7 All children ages 4, 5, 6, and 7 are required to ride in a booster seat unless: The child weighs more than 80 pounds The child is taller than 4 feet 9 inches(this is the most important aspect) Only a lap belt is available Children who meet the above height and weight criteria must be protected by a seat belt. Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat's manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it's time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat. Children Ages 8 - 13 Children ages 8 though 13 must be protected by a seat belt. Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: Your child should still ride in the back seat because it's safer there. Teenagers Ages 14 - 18 Teenagers ages 14 though 18 must be protected by a seat belt. Primary law: Occupants of a passenger car 14 years of age but younger than 18 can be cited for not wearing a seatbelt without being cited for another violation.

SCAM ALERT!!! We have reports of some folks receiving messages or phone calls demanding money and stating that if they do not follow through they will end up getting murdered. The suspects are sending videos of Hispanic men and women being killed in various ways. These videos appear to be ones that can be found on the internet from possible drug cartel violence. The victims are not aware of this so they end up sending money. This is the latest internet scam. Do not send money to those that you do not know, especially to another country. If you have any questions contact law enforcement. TRANSLATION: ALERTA DE ESTAFAS! Tenemos reportes de algunas personas que an recibido mensajes o llamadas por telefono que piden dinero y afirman que si no cumplen, terminaran siendo asesinados. Los sospechosos estan enviando videos de hombres y mujeres Hispanos asesinados de varias maneras. Estos videos parecen ser los que se pueden encontrar por el internet a partir de la possible violencia de los carteles de drogas. Las victimas no estan conscientes de esto, asi que terminan enviando dinero. Esta es la estafa de internet mas reciente. No envie dinero a alguien que no conosca, especialmente a otro pais. Si tiene alguna pregunta, contactese con el departamento de policia.

UPDATE: The 26 year-old adult male, and Dodge City resident, originally detained in the initial post has been arrested and booked into the Ford County Jail. He allegedly committed the following crimes: aggravated assault domestic violence, criminal threat domestic violence, disorderly conduct domestic violence, aggravated child endangerment, criminal deprivation of property, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Charges will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office. We would like to remind everyone that all persons charged are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Press Release – Shooting incident on 6th Ave – 4/11/2018 There are no reported injuries or damage as of this time. There is no threat to any schools. At approximately 10:20am officers were dispatched to the area of 6th Ave and Soule St. adjacent to Northwest Elementary School for a suicidal adult male subject armed with a gun sitting in his pickup truck. Prior to officers arriving the subject got out of his truck and into the passenger side of another vehicle. That vehicle was stopped on 14th just north of the HWY 50 bypass by police and the subject was detained without any further incident. There was never a direct intentional threat to the school but we did tell them to lock down and notified the school district when the call first came in. We are still investigating reports of a shot being fired in the roadway at Kinkead St. and 6th by this same subject in relation to a possible ongoing domestic argument. The investigation is not complete and additional details regarding potential charges will follow as soon as appropriate. If anyone has additional information regarding this incident please contact the DCPD at 620 225-8126 or you may utilize our tip411 service, text or app.

Today marks 140 years that Dodge City lost City Marshal Ed Masterson in the line of duty.

Effective April 9th, 2018 Field Training Officer Chad Kelley will be promoted to Corporal. Congratulations on your promotion Officer Kelley!

Effective April 9th, 2018 Corporal Justin Warkentin will be promoted to Sergeant. Congratulations Corporal Warkentin on your promotion!

Jr. Officer Jack stopped by the DCPD for a little visit in his awesome cop costume! Thank you Jack for your support!

We would like to congratulate Officer Kristopher Gonzales for successfully completing his training as part of the 249th Basic Training Class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center! Good work Officer Gonzales on your hard work and dedication!

Thank you everyone for your help! The missing child has been found and is safe!

MISSING CHILD ALERT IN DODGE CITY! 10 year Old Damien Anderson has been missing since 4:00pm this afternoon. He is approx 4’11” tall. He is a white male with brown hair. Last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a light blue shirt with skulls on it. Damien’s right pinky is bandaged/braced from an injury. He may be walking or on a green bicycle. If located please call 911 and let our dispatch know of his location. Thank you for your help!

Congratulations to Support Service Technician Esther Bos on her retirement after 40+ years of service to the Dodge City Police Department and the City of Dodge City! Thank you for your dedication and service Esther!

We would like to congratulate Sgt. James Morton on his retirement and thank him for 25 years of service to the Dodge City Police Department and the City of Dodge City! Join us for a reception on Friday March 23rd at 5pm in the Training Room at the Dodge City Police Department to recognize Sgt. Morton for his service!

The Dodge City Police Department would like to offer Active Shooter training to our local businesses and organizations in Dodge City! We have trained A.L.I.C.E. instructors ready to help better prepare you as well as increase your awareness in the event an active shooter or intruder situation should present itself. A.L.I.C.E stands for Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate and is a program trained all over the US in schools and businesses. If you are interested in this receiving this training, please contact Officer Leslie Lima at 620-225-8126. Thank you!

The Cub Scouts came to visit the Dodge City Police Department. Officer Pastran gave them a tour of the department, showed them the patrol vehicle, and showed them how to lift fingerprints from a glass bottle. We enjoyed having them here!