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Programs & Services




Fingerprinting for employment purposes costs $25.00, cash or check only.

This fee must be paid for with cash or check.  

Fingerprinting by appointment only. .

To make an appointment  please call (620)235-0400.


Bike Registration

Bike Registration is a free service available for anyone interested.

To register with the Pittsburg Police Department, bring your bike to the Records desk in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center during regular business hours. Bike owners will be issued a tamper evident sticker that correlates to their contact information.

The Bike Registration program is designed to allow officers of the Pittsburg Police Department to recover bicycles in the event of a natural disaster or theft, and return them to their rightful owner quicker than before.


Records Requests

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


Education & Outreach

Citizens’ Academy

The annual Citizens’ Academy allows Crawford County residents, workers, and students the opportunity to learn about the functions of the Department firsthand by participating in a ten-week course of classroom and practical education.

To Apply:

    • Click on the button below.
    • Download and Print the PDF application.
    • Return the Completed application by fax (620-235-0508), mail it  or drop it off at the Police Department.
Citizen Academy Application


All applicants must be 18 years of age and must reside, work, own a business, or attend college within the city limits of Pittsburg. The Pittsburg Police Department reserves the right to deny entry based on the findings of a background check.

If you have any further questions, contact Lieutenant Diana Fries at (620) 235-0400.

Ride Along

The Ride Along program allows citizens to gain a first-hand account of what officers within the Department experience on a day-to-day basis.  Participants will accompany officers as they respond to calls for police service, investigate crimes, enforce traffic laws, arrest suspects, and settle domestic disputes.

For more information about this program, please contact Lieutenant Diana Fries at (620) 235-0400.


The D.A.R.E. program provides lessons on self-esteem, dealing with peer pressure, and avoiding violence to hundreds fifth-grade students at all USD 250 and St. Mary’s elementary schools every year.

To learn more about the D.A.R.E. Program or schedule a presentation for your meeting or event, contact Lieutenant Ben Henderson at (620) 235-0400.


Neighborhood Watch

Organized neighborhood watch groups are a key component to alerting the Department to suspicious activities in your area.  Neighborhood Watch Groups are trained in home- and self-protection, suspect identification, and how to serve effectively as additional eyes and ears for law enforcement agencies in their communities.

To start a Neighborhood Watch group, simply talk to your neighbors.  Discuss the crime problems in your area and talk about the value of a watch group.  Then, contact the Department and request information about starting a Neighborhood Watch group in your neighborhood.


Neighbors by Ring

The Pittsburg Police Department has joined the Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Pittsburg community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity, share crime and safety-related videos, photos, and text-based posts, similar to a virtual neighborhood watch group.

How it works:

  • Download the Neighbors mobile application for iOS and Android using this link or by texting pittsburgpd to 555888 from your smartphone.
  • Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
  • Customize the geographic area you want to receive alerts for (users must verify their location and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
  • Receive real time alerts from your neighbors, the Pittsburg Police Department, and the Ring team.
  • View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.

The Pittsburg Police Department’s goal is to foster mutual trust and encourage everyone to engage in the safety and security of our community. We hope that with this feature available, it will allow officers to work with the community to keep our neighborhoods safer and more aware.

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.