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Welcome to the Hugoton Police Department website. This site is intended to provide the viewers with information concerning every aspect of the department and related departments. I have included photos, current events, history, employment opportunities, and many other areas of interest. 


The Hugoton Police Department provides 24-hour protection. Community-oriented policing has been the norm since the department's inception in 1913. The police work to prevent crime and patrol the city to ensure safety for the residents living in this small community. Their many responsibilities include investigating reported crimes and suspicious persons, traffic accidents and enforcing the law.

All officers work rotating shifts. Ongoing training (locally and out of town) is provided, and the department is committed to providing the best possible service to the community.

As of June 16, 2008 Courtney Leslie was hired as the Chief of Police.

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

    As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

    I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

    I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

    I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.

    I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.

    I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen enforcement.


Contact Information

Postal address
P.O. Box 788 Hugoton, KS  67951
Physical address
405 East 4th  Hugoton, KS  67951
Electronic mail
General Email:
            Webmaster: Angie Moore


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Last modified: June 17, 2008