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Support Services

The Administrative Services and Records Division provide access to public records. Individuals may request a criminal report or accident report. Requests must be made in person during regular business hours.

Fee: A charge of $5.00 will be charged to all recipients for records

Animal Control Division Functions

  • Enforcing city ordinances and state laws governing the care, treatment, and ownership of both domestic pets and other animals
  • The Pittsburg Animal Shelter, which houses stray, abandoned, or unwanted animals that are in some instances available for adoption
  • Transferring dogs and cats to the Southeast Kansas Humane Society for adoption when able
  • For more information, visit our Animal Control page.


Communications Division Functions

  • Assessing the needs of callers and directing the proper resources to their address
  • Processing approximately 110,000 calls each year
  • Providing a vital link between emergency services and the citizens we serve
  • Receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for services


Patrol Functions

The primary function of the Patrol Division is to conduct routine street patrol and respond to calls for police services. Some specialized functions include D.A.R.E. instruction in our community schools, child safety seat installation, and certified forensic interviews. The division patrols 141 miles of city streets.


  • The patrol officers strive to obtain specialized skills and certifications beyond minimum requirements to aid in meeting the diverse needs of our citizens. Patrol staff includes:
  • Nine Command Officers
  • Thirty-one Patrol Officers
  • The patrol officers are assigned to three patrol shifts and utilize a fleet of Dodge Charger and Ford Explorer patrol vehicles.


Bike Patrol

Bike patrol units improve community relations, increase visibility, and discourage crime. Pittsburg bike officers patrol in pairs downtown, around city parks, near ball diamonds, around schools, and at special community events.


Special Response Team

The Pittsburg Police Department utilizes a Special Response Team (SRT) for tactical response to critical incidents. These incidents include:

  • Barricaded suspect situations
  • High-risk apprehension
  • High-risk warrant service
  • Dignitary protection



Criminal Investigations

The Investigations Division is comprised of nine investigators. Their primary function is to conduct in-depth investigations and follow-up contacts generated from the Patrol Division and direct citizen complaints on crimes.
Additionally, the Investigations Division works with other agencies and task forces to impact crimes such as illegal narcotics trafficking in an effort to bring those perpetrators to justice.


Drug Enforcement Unit

The Drug Enforcement Unit primary function is to conduct in-depth investigations and follow-up contacts generated from Patrol Division and direct citizen complaints.


Crime Analysis Unit

The Crime Analysis Unit is tasked with reducing uncertainty in the Department’s decision making process by providing insight into crime patterns, trends, and problems.


Evidence & Property Unit Functions

  • Bicycles
  • Found wallets, purses, and ID’s
  • City Auctions for unclaimed property and surplus property
  • Lost, stolen, or recovered property
  • Evidence returned by the court
  • Department photographs for prosecutors



We recommend making an appointment with the evidence offer for better service. The evidence officer makes her own appointments; please contact her at (620) 231-1700.

Contact Information

Police Dispatch
201 N. Pine St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-1700

Hours of Operation:

All Day Every Day

Dept. Lobby Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

During off hours pick up the telephone receiver in the entryway to be connected with dispatch.