Organization Overview

The Coffey County Sheriff's Office currently employees 45 individuals, 6 of which are administrative positions. Employees include Deputies, Dispatchers, Jailers, Lake Personnel, Volunteer Reserve Deputies, and Student Interns.


The Sheriff s an elected position and is elected to serve a 4 year term. Elections are held at the same time as Presidential elections. The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county.


The Undersheriff is an appointed position that is appointed by the Sheriff. The Undersheriff serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff. The Undersheriff acts as Sheriff when the Sheriff is unavailable.

Patrol Supervisor

Patrol supervisors are responsible for daily operations of the Deputies which include scheduling, case management, investigations, and equipment.


The Detective manages drug and criminal informants, as well as coordinating drug and criminal investigations and arrests. Also performs other duties as assigned.

911 Coordinator / Communications Director

Responsible for the oversight of communications for all of Coffey County, including the 911 system. The Sheriff's Office provides dispatch services to the Sheriff's Office, City Police Departments, Ambulance, and Fire. Many state agencies as well utilize the communications department.

Deputy Sheriffs

Deputy Sheriffs re responsible for patrolling all of Coffey County, respond to criminal calls, accident investigations, criminal investigations, and general public assistance or calls for service. Deputies must become law enforcement certified through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. The Academy is currently 14 weeks long.

Volunteer Reserve Deputies

Perform many of the same tasks as the regular Deputies and must attend training and follow the requirements of the Reserve Deputy Program.

Jail Administrator

Supervises the Jail operations and employees as well as performing jailer duties as required.


Jailers are responsible for the daily operation and the safety and security of the Coffey County Jail. The jail is a 21 bed facility. Jailers must go through a basic corrections officer school, defensive tactics training as well as Taser training. Within the jail is a jailer assigned to the records division. This position is responsible for management of records, data entry, and offender registration.

Process Server

A process server is responsible for serving Process in Coffey County. A full time process server is employed by the Sheriff's Office. Process service varies from summonses, subpoenas, Sheriff's sales, garnishments, etc. The Sheriff's Office serves approximately 6,000 papers annually.


Dispatchers re responsible for operating the Communications Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They handle administrative calls, calls for service, and 911 calls. 911 calls include fire, EMS, and law enforcement. The communications center is a completely computerized system that requires the dispatchers to possess technology skills.

Lake Patrol / Attendant

Personnel at Coffey County Lake are responsible for daily operations including registration and safety. Coffey County Lake is the cooling lake for Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant. Lake personnel must learn boater safety, operations, rescue, and fishing regulations.

Administrative Assistant / Secretary

The administrative assistant/secretary s responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Sheriff and Supervisors of the Sheriff's Office. The Administrative Assistant handles accounts payable, receivable, and other financial management.

Records Clerk / Administrative Assistant

The Records clerk/administrative assistant is responsible for all administrative duties as assigned by the Undersheriff or Sheriff. Duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining electronic criminal records, Offender Registration for Coffey County, and assisting administrative staff as needed.