Applicants are encouraged to schedule a ride along to learn more about the police department. We view the hiring process to be a two-part process. One part is for the police department to find the best qualified candidate(s). The second part is for the applicant to determine if the Dodge City Police Department is where you want to start, continue or end your career. We encourage you to talk with Dodge City Police officers, other city employees, Dodge City residents and business owners to learn more about the Dodge City Police Department.
We conduct a criminal history background check to determine the suitability for the ride along. An authorization for release of your criminal history as well as the ride along application will need filled out prior to the ride along. All applicant ride alongs are scheduled by the Patrol Bureau Commander. To schedule a ride along, please complete both forms and forward the request to Lt Jeff Mooradian at 110 West Spruce St, Dodge City, KS 67801, or fax to (620) 225-8117, or via email.