It’s Proving Increasingly Hard To Hire Cops In Kansas — And To Avoid Losing Them To Other Jobs

Police departments across Kansas are struggling to hire. In Dodge City, that means younger officers walking the beat.

TOPEKA, Kansas — The Dodge City Police Department struggles to keep officers. Stress, in an era where police complain they’ve become pariahs, only makes it harder to hire and keep officers on patrol.

All that turnover means more work for the officers that remain, which could bring on more burnout.

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