Programs & Services




Fingerprinting for employment purposes costs $25.00. 

This fee must be paid for with cash or check.  

Fingerprinting does not require an appointment– citizens may simply visit the Law Enforcement Center between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

However, due to the high volume of court-related fingerprinting on Wednesdays, it is recommended that you visit the Law Enforcement Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays.

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 by January 21, 2019.
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 Tim Tompkins 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.

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.