The Dodge City Police Department is a law enforcement agency that promotes public safety, identifies and solves criminal cases and safeguards citizens rights. It undertakes cases related to juvenile crime, sexual offenses, drug abuse and domestic violence. The Dodge City Police Department maintains a special police team that serves as an auxiliary and assists the regular police force in emergency situations. The department also operates the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), which deals with high-risk and dangerous situations, including barricaded persons, high-risk warrant arrests, explosive devices and heavily armed criminals. The Dodge City Police Department supports the Crime Stoppers program, which is affiliated with the National Crime Stoppers Organization and provides opportunities for citizens to report illegal activities to volunteers of the program.