Police Department

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The El Dorado Police Department is responsible for enforcing City of El Dorado ordinances as well as traffic and drug laws within our boundaries. These cases are handled through the Municipal Court. Felony charges are handled through the Butler County District Courts.

Our force has an authorized strength of 31 positions (28 sworn). We embrace the problem-oriented approach to community policing, to work with our citizens to maintain the status of being one of the safest cities in Kansas.

The department motto, "Community Safety, Partners in Service", states the essential purpose of the El Dorado Police Department. The department protects the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace.

The department serves the people of El Dorado by performing law enforcement services with high standards and skill. It is to the people that the department is ultimately responsible.

Chief's Corner

El Dorado, Kansas, is a city of the second class with a population of about 13,000. It is located in South Central Kansas at the juncture of several state and federal highways, including I-35. Our resources are agriculture and oil production. We have a growing industrial park, which is supported by an excellent lake.

The El Dorado Police Department is committed to providing a safe livable community, with a high quality of life by maintaining order, protecting persons and property with equal and consistent enforcement of the law.

We invite you to join us in our efforts by submitting all pertinent crime tips promptly.

Mike Holton, Chief of Police