OrganizationThe Coffey County Sheriff's Office currently employees 45 individuals, 6 of which are administrative positions. Employee's include Deputies, Dispatchers, Jailers, Lake Personnel, Volunteer Reserve Deputies and Student Interns.
Sheriff: Is 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.
Undersheriff: 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.
Chief Deputy: The Chief Deputy has overall responsibility of Jail Operations, daily operations at Coffey County Lake and is in charge of Administration, which includes records, budget, policy and procedures.
Patrol Supervisor: Is responsible for daily operations of the Deputies which include scheduling, case management, investigations and equipment.
Communications Director/911 Coordinator: Is 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 dept.
Deputy Sheriffs: Are 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.
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.
The Sheriff's Office: Is responsible for serving Process in Coffey County. A full time process server is employee 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: Are 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: Is 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.
For More Information Contact:
Coffey County Courthouse
110 S. 6th Street
Burlington, Kansas 66839-1798
Phone: (620) 364-2191
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