Allen County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Allen County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1 N. Washington, Iola, 66749 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 620.365.1400
Fax: 620.365.1455

Allen County Sheriff's Office is located at 1 N. Washington, Iola, 66749 KS. The Allen County Sheriff's Office phone number is 620.365.1400.

Allen County Sheriff's Office News

Photos and information contained in this album are of persons booked into the Allen County Jail, located in Iola, Kansas, during the month of May 2018. In Kansas, by statute and Attorney General Opinion, booking records, including alleged charges and mugshots, are considered public record and may be published or otherwise printed. Many departments provide this information to newspapers and other forms of media. All suspects pictured or described herein or hereon are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This page only contains parts of the public records of the arrest/booking information and no presumption of guilt is otherwise made. Please note, any comments may be deleted for any reason, specifically those containing profanity, or deemed hostile or offensive in nature. Persons making such type comments may be banned from our Facebook page without further warning.

Our business office will be closed today, Monday, May 28. As always, if you have an emergency dial 911. Please remember the reason for the day.

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel times for our roads and when crashes (accidents) are more likely to happen. The so-called experts say this Memorial Day weekend we will see the more travelers that we have in over a decade. Law enforcement will be out in force and a seat belt ticket should be the least of your and our concerns. Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%. In the back seat wearing a seat belt can reduce the chance of crash-related death by 60%. Buckle Up and focus on what's important.

Episode 3 -#SeatBeltSelfie2018 Thank you to all those who have been sending in your #SeatBeltSelfie2018 pictures. Please keep sharing and encouraging other to Buckle Up. We have noticed that the only pictures that we are getting are adults and juveniles/children with their families. We hope that is because most teens aren't using Facebook and/or don't have a reason to follow this page. The other reality is that teens, both as drivers and passengers have the lowest seat belt usage of any age group. Every year over half of teens (13 to 19) killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Teens who say their parents set rules and monitor their driving are twice as likely to wear a seat belt as a driver or passenger as teens with less involved parents. So, please, buckle up as we have seen a family each day do in these short video montages. Setting the example for good safe choices at an early age is a simple thing to do and buckling up is an easy way to start.

As expected, Sheriff Murphy was the first to submit a #SeatBeltSelfie2018 as we focus on Occupant Restraint laws over the next two weeks in the annual Click It Or Ticket campaign. Undersheriff Smith was next to submit a picture and then we had several youth pictures submitted. (Unbuckled children will cost the driver $168, so no only is it a big deal for their safety, it's a big deal for your wallet too.) We love your kid pictures, but we are wondering where the adult pictures are.

Deputies, Officers and Troopers will be out in force over the next two weeks as the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign is at hand. Don't forget to send us your #SeatBeltSelfie2018 and show us how you and your money are staying safe. A seat belt ticket doesn't ding your driver license or insurance, just your bank balance: $30 for adults, $60 for 14-17 year olds, and $168 for the driver with un-restrained children under 14.

Photos and information contained in this album are of persons booked into the Allen County Jail, located in Iola, Kansas, during the month of May 2018. In Kansas, by statute and Attorney General Opinion, booking records, including alleged charges and mugshots, are considered public record and may be published or otherwise printed. Many departments provide this information to newspapers and other forms of media. All suspects pictured or described herein or hereon are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This page only contains parts of the public records of the arrest/booking information and no presumption of guilt is otherwise made. Please note, any comments may be deleted for any reason, specifically those containing profanity, or deemed hostile or offensive in nature. Persons making such type comments may be banned from our Facebook page without further warning.

It seems Sheriff Murphy likes to spoil all our "big" announcements on his personal page. So, no cute or seemingly sarcastic post from us today. We have just cut & pasted from the Sheriff's page so nobody will get onto us because they think we are trying to be political and all that (in a non-election year?). "Last year I did something I thought I would never do. I took a selfie. Since its' inception in Kansas, I have been a supporter of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign and I wanted to show everyone that I "Make It Click" when I get in any vehicle. The social media team somehow got my picture and turned it into #SeatBeltSelfie on our Twitter and Facebook pages. As we get ready to start the 2018 Click It or Ticket campaign (May 31 - June 3), here is a quick look back at some photos from last year. I encourage you to join me in taking your #SeatBeltSelfie2018 and sending it in. We will post all the pictures we get. Send your pictures to me through this page and you will be in the first group posted on Monday." Stay safe Murph

Driver: "So I am getting a ticket?" Deputy: "Yes." Driver: "But my GPS told me to come this way." Deputy: "Did you tell your GPS about the Road Closed to Thru Traffic AND the Local Traffic Only signs you drove by?"

Sheriff Murphy, County Public Works, and KDOT have heard your concerns. More and more signs are being put up around the construction areas, patrols increased and tickets are being issued. All those were (and are) good ideas to help keep us all safe. Unfortunately there will always be people that think the signs and such are just recommendations. Starting at $183, our tickets are not recommendations.

Our Deputy is out enjoying a rainy sunrise.

As reported on our Twitter feed, all employees were safe and accounted for after the Russell Stovers plant in Iola was evacuated for a reported chemical spill and fire. Shout out to our just off-duty communications officer (dispatcher) who brought out cold bottled water for the employees and then even gave one a ride home when she couldn't get access to her vehicle.

All right Allen County S.O. Facebook followers!! Please re-share this post from Crime Stoppers and let's get this Jeep back. Up to $2000 reward!

While we write seat belt tickets here in Allen County all year long, the statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign starts next Monday and law enforcement officers across the nation will be out in force looking for seat belt and child restraint violations. #BuckleUp

Photos and information contained in this album are of persons booked into the Allen County Jail, located in Iola, Kansas, during the month of May 2018. In Kansas, by statute and Attorney General Opinion, booking records, including alleged charges and mugshots, are considered public record and may be published or otherwise printed. Many departments provide this information to newspapers and other forms of media. All suspects pictured or described herein or hereon are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This page only contains parts of the public records of the arrest/booking information and no presumption of guilt is otherwise made. Please note, any comments may be deleted for any reason, specifically those containing profanity, or deemed hostile or offensive in nature. Persons making such type comments may be banned from our Facebook page without further warning.

After being posted information was received on Kelly Rouse's whereabouts and she was taken into custody by the Allen County Sheriff's Office. Please look through the rest of our Wanted persons we have posted in this album and help us track them done.

This album contains information about persons with outstanding Warrants in Allen County, Kansas. No presumption of guilt is made about any individual and all are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating wanted persons. The public should not make any attempt to apprehend or detain any wanted person. If you have information as to the location of any wanted person, please contact the Allen County Sheriff's Office at 620-365-1400 or Allen County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or download and use the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App at www.p3tips.com. You can remain anonymous.

We try to be reasonably careful with what we post, but we have had a few posts really blow up on us over the years that went viral. We didn’t have a clue any of that would happen and, as such, we have scaled ourselves back the past several months. While we aren’t supposed to offer up much in the way of personal comments, our posts are directed or made specifically for the citizens of Allen County (KANSAS), or those from this area. Love or hate the way we do our social media, our citizens are rarely taken in by “silly stuff” that we do from time to time and they almost always seem to understand our message while the rest of the country (and world last time) is quick to jump in and call Allen County citizens everything but intelligent. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has just closed a 7 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 169 in Allen County. Official detour signs were placed by KDOT and a detour route marked along State highways as required. Construction will last over a year. So far, ZERO lost Allen County citizens or accidents. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for those not from here that are convinced there is an easy work around the construction zone. We will be working with our County Public Works Department and KDOT to hopefully place some auxiliary signage to point folks in the right direction. We would suggest to those not from here who do decide to ignore the official signs to stay on blacktop roads and follow someone with a Kansas tag with an AL in the upper left hand corner.

Photos and information contained in this album are of persons booked into the Allen County Jail, located in Iola, Kansas, during the month of April 2018. In Kansas, by statute and Attorney General Opinion, booking records, including alleged charges and mugshots, are considered public record and may be published or otherwise printed. Many departments provide this information to newspapers and other forms of media. All suspects pictured or described herein or hereon are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This page only contains parts of the public records of the arrest/booking information and no presumption of guilt is otherwise made. Please note, any comments may be deleted for any reason, specifically those containing profanity, or deemed hostile or offensive in nature. Persons making such type comments may be banned from our Facebook page without further warning.

All persons safely escaped the home and there are no injuries reported. The house and all contents were totally destroyed.

Photos and information contained in this album are of persons booked into the Allen County Jail, located in Iola, Kansas, during the month of April 2018. In Kansas, by statute and Attorney General Opinion, booking records, including alleged charges and mugshots, are considered public record and may be published or otherwise printed. Many departments provide this information to newspapers and other forms of media. All suspects pictured or described herein or hereon are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This page only contains parts of the public records of the arrest/booking information and no presumption of guilt is otherwise made. Please note, any comments may be deleted for any reason, specifically those containing profanity, or deemed hostile or offensive in nature. Persons making such type comments may be banned from our Facebook page without further warning.

Last chance to register for our concealed carry class this Saturday in Iola. Learn about handguns, carrying concealed and what the laws are. After the classroom time we go to the range for some hands-on time with you and your weapon. Emails Tbuck@allencosheriff.org for more info and to register.

Tbuck@allencosheriff.org While Deputy Travis Buck can't help you with your abs he and his team can help with your carrying concealed. Learn all about handguns, safety, Kansas laws, and basic shooting techniques. After some classroom time he will take you out to our shooting range to destroy some targets. (Yes, if needed, he can help out new gun owners and novice shooters.)

Frustrating. Having part of the puzzle but not being able to finish it. Someone hit the old rock bridge and then a sign at the intersection of 2000 Street and South Dakota Road and left a right side mirror and other assorted pieces behind. We think the vehicle is most likely a white Chevrolet Silverado or GMC truck, but it could be several other models of a Chevy sport utility type vehicle If you have any information on where the rest of this "puzzle" is, or if you have lost these pieces, just give us a call at 620-365-1400 or send a Private Message through our Facebook page.