Anderson County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Anderson County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 135 EAST 5TH AVENUE, GARNETT, 66032 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 785-448-5678

Anderson County Sheriff's Office is located at 135 EAST 5TH AVENUE, GARNETT, 66032 KS. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office phone number is 785-448-5678.

Anderson County Sheriff's Office News

Dispatchers are a critical link in the emergency response process for a multitude of different agencies and incidents. They also handle many administratives tasks for agencies within our county. Thank you to the men and women of the Anderson County Communications Center!

Join Sheriff Valentine at the Garnett BPW Womens Fair this morning at Garnett Elementary School!

Still looking for part time help in dispatch and the jail. Our goal is to get part time help, train them as they learn the trade if a full time position comes open and they are doing a acceptable job and they want full time is to transfer them to full time but if they prefer to stay part time that works as well.

Our deepest sympathies out to our brothers, sisters in blue along with they family.

Anderson County Needs YOU!! Please consider attending the following... What: Anderson County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) Kickoff Meeting When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10am Who: Anyone (over the age of 18) looking to volunteer or become more involved in helping our communities. Why: Volunteers are extremely valuable and important to a community's ability to recover after a disaster!! This informational meeting will explain some of the different ways volunteers can be utilized during disasters and the process to become a volunteer in Anderson County. Contact J.D. Mersman with the Anderson County Emergency Management at 785-448-6797 or via email at with any questions.

Beginning on March 1st, 2018, Anderson County and the City of Garnett will no longer be activating the outdoor warning sirens for anything OTHER THAN severe weather. This means that the sirens will no longer be activated for fire calls. The activation of the sirens can cause confusion and complacency with the communities. The true intent of the outdoor sirens should only be for the notification of persons outside during severe weather incidents. Firefighters have multiple ways to receive notification of fires these days. Activation of the sirens during below freezing temperatures is causing mechanical issues with the sirens themselves. Maintenance technicians are finding fuses blown on the electric motors due to them attempting to activate when water has frozen within the blades and motor of the siren in the winter months. This is resulting in added maintenance costs to maintain the sirens. ALL outdoor weather sirens will be activated each Monday at noon to test. Regular maintenance and inspections of the outdoor warning sirens will be performed. REMINDER - These sirens are for “outdoor warning only”. They are not meant to be heard inside structures or vehicles. NOAA weather radios are the preferred method for receiving severe weather alerts. Local media outlets such as radio and television provide timely updates during severe weather season. Many outlets also offer free downloads or applications for cell phones to receive alerts. Anderson County continues to offer weather warnings through the CodeRED emergency notification system. You can subscribe to CodeRED by going to and clicking the CodeRED icon on the left side of the home page. 😃

Grand Rapids Police Department shared information on a recent phishing scam we're starting to see pop up in our area as well. This scam targets millions of Netflix users directing customers to update financial details of their account. The email informs victims that their accounts have been suspended due to a billing issue and directs recipients to click a link that redirects to a fake Netflix page, where users are asked to input their user information and billing details. As Grand Rapids Police Department shared in their post, if you encounter this email or any email you believe to be fraudulent, close it without opening the links. You can always check the status of any account you have online by going directly to the website and login as you normally would.

Beginning February 26 thru March 09, Anderson County Sheriff Office will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 40% of those teens were NOT PROPERLY RESTRAINED. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the tristate area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than thirty years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. Sheriff Valentine says, “Even one teen death is unacceptable. Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”

LOST AND FOUND!!! Thanks to honest people, we occassionally have valuable items turned into us hoping we can find the owner. Earlier this week that valuable item was a set of keys, found near Park and Olive. Are you missing some? Call the office to identify and claim, 785-448-5678.