Butler County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Butler County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 141 S. Gordy, El Dorado, 67042 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 316) 322-4254
Fax: (316) 320-3189

Butler County Sheriff's Office is located at 141 S. Gordy, El Dorado, 67042 KS. The Butler County Sheriff's Office phone number is 316) 322-4254.

Butler County Sheriff's Office News

Updated Information, Please continue to share! A Silver Alert has been issued for Robert Harry Anderson, an 86 year old white male from rural El Dorado, Kansas. Mr. Anderson is possibly traveling with his daughter, Carolyn Anderson. He was last seen the evening of Wednesday, May 23, 2018, near his residence in rural El Dorado, Kansas. We do not have a clothing description at this time. They are believed to be traveling in a 2004, white, regular cab, Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, with Kansas tag 648CKX. They may be traveling southbound from Butler County to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area. Contact Detective Carmen Sperry, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, at (316) 322-4254 if you have any information about Mr. Anderson’s whereabouts.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office is working with a company named Law Enforcement Magnets (http://lawenforcementmagnets.com/). It has been many years since we have had a Sheriff's Office Calendar produced. Law Enforcement Magnets employees are making calls to businesses and others to solicit funding. We want to ensure this is legitimate and not a scam. In fact, we were given the names of the persons calling: "The representatives that will be contacting the businesses are Angela Smith, Douglas Hood, Deana McDaniel, Linda Mann, and Chris Jones. Please give this list to whoever answers the phones. A business may call in to verify that one of them are working with your agency to help produce the wall calendars." Once we have these calendars complete, we will make them available to the public at no additional charge. Thank you for your support, Sheriff Kelly Herzet

There have been several burglaries, and equipment/trailer/vehicle thefts in the Southwest portion of Butler County and the Northwest portion of Cowley County. Both Sheriff’s Offices are working diligently to identify the thieves and get the problem to stop. Some arrests have been made but we do not believe all the suspects have been identified as of yet. We have some good information already, but any additional information you may be able to provide (no matter how trivial you believe it to be) would be of great assistance. There are some steps you can take to help us and help yourself as well: 1. Make sure you have the serial numbers to your equipment/trailers or any other valuables you own. If you are unfortunate enough to become a victim, but have your serial numbers, we can enter your property into a national database checked by officers across the country. If an officer comes across your property (such as in Wichita) we would be able to return your property to you. The serial numbers will also help us to identify the property as yours, especially in the case of mass produced items. 2. Take photos of your items. Photos can show us exactly what your items looked like, as opposed to us relying on photos from the internet. Photos are especially important if your equipment is custom manufactured or if you have added to or altered the equipment in anyway. 3. Lock your equipment. While locks are not going to stop all thieves, most thieves look for easy targets. 4. Put up cameras. We know not everyone has the means to do this, but if you do the cameras can help us identify a person or vehicle. Simple motion activated wildlife cameras work great in remote areas. If you are able to put up cameras, please remember to check the batteries and the remaining storage capacity. If you have any information regarding any crime or have any questions, please contact us at 316-322-4257.

There are a lot of questions about obtaining a Real ID. If you want to board an airplane or enter a Federal building, you will be required to have a Real ID starting October 1, 2020. The link below will take you to a checklist that should clarify exactly what you will need. https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/RealIDChecklist.pdf This link will take you to the Kansas Department of Revenue's frequently asked questions page pertaining to Real IDs. https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovrealidfaq.html This link will take you to an index of all Office of Vital Statistics. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm This link will take you to the Social Security Administration should you need a replacement Social Security Card. https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ This link will take you to a listing of all the District Courts in Kansas. On the left side of the page, there is a map of Kansas with a drop down box. Using the drop down box, select the county you need and it will open a page with their contact information. http://www.kscourts.org/Kansas-Courts/District-Courts/

*****UPDATE***** The exercise has concluded and was a success! Again, Thank You so much to the great people of Butler County, Kansas who helped make this happen. Without you, it wouldn't have been possible to conduct such a realistic training scenario. Thank you ! *****UPDATE***** Tomorrow residents in northwest El Dorado will see an increased Law Enforcement presence as they put into practice the training they received this week. Please don’t be alarmed, this is only an exercise. A huge thank you to all the citizens and businesses who are volunteering their time. Without you, this would not have been possible.

On Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm there will be a press conference at Butler Community College in the Welcome Center to discuss the Joint Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (JCARD) training being held this week.

We might sound like a broken record but, there are scammers calling people here in Butler County telling them they have missed Jury Duty and there is either a warrant for their arrest, they have to pay a fine, or both. Recently these scammers have been using the name of a Butler County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and a District Court Judge in an effort to place legitimacy on their scam. They are also telling people to drop the fine money off at the Augusta Department of Public Safety and someone will be by later to pick it up. Do Not Fall For It. It Is A Scam. If you miss Jury Duty, no one from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office will be calling you and threatening you with arrest and/or fines. Should you receive a call like this, please call the non-emergency number for Butler County Communications to have a REAL Deputy make contact with you to report this. That number is 316-322-4398 or 316-320-1294.

KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE! Do not hesitate to call Law Enforcement if you have information pertaining to violence in a school. If you would rather call the Hotline operated by the Kansas State Department of Education, it is available 24/7: 1-877-626-8203. If you are a faithful Facebook user, please remember Facebook is NOT a substitute for calling 911. If you see something, say something. If you hear something, say something.

Hello all, Sgt. Grimes' daughter, Kalyn had some serious medical issues arise in December. This lead to Kalyn being hospitalized at Childrens Mercy in Kansas City for an extended time. We are happy to say she is back home with her family but has a long medical road ahead of her including surgeries and therapy. We are reaching out to our community for assistance. In continued support for the Grimes family to help see them though, Pizza Hut has offered to host a fundraiser for continued medical expenses. Pizza Hut located at 729 N. Main ST, El Dorado KS will donate %20 of their sales on Tuesday, March 13th. This is an all day event. At some point on March 13th you will be hungry so why not eat for a great cause and help a family out. You simply need to mention you are supporting the Grimes family to the wait staff or when making a pickup/delivery order. They will make sure the donation is made. Hope to see you there! If you prefer to make a cash donation please bring it to the front office of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, or mail. We are located at 141 S. Gordy ST, El Dorado KS 67042, (care of Deputy B. Moore) and we will see it gets to the family. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

Someone has been calling Butler County Residents posing as an agent for the IRS. They start by telling you their name and “badge number,” then tell you they have audited your records and found you owe back taxes. They then try to scare you into sending them money right away by telling you if the debt is not settled in the next two hours they will issue a warrant for your arrest. They may even tell you agents are waiting nearby to arrest you if you do not pay the debt. If you ask them why they did not send you a letter, they will tell you they did back in November (or there about) but there was nobody available to sign for it. They will have your directory information (Name, telephone number, and address). They may even have some of your identifying information such as your date of birth. The scammers are using voice over internet protocol technology to spoof their number to make it appear they are calling from inside the United States (sometimes even using local Butler County phone numbers). ********DO NOT FALL FOR THE SCAM********** The IRS WILL NOT call you to settle any debt. You will get notified by mail, or you may get a visit from an actual IRS agent if there truly is a problem with your tax records. If you are concerned the phone call may be a real IRS agent, you can contact the local IRS office in Wichita at 316-651-2100 and they will be able to tell you if there is an issue with your records. If you feel you have been a victim of a scam, please call our office so we can assist you in making a report and provide you with information on how to protect your identity.

Hello followers!! We are posting this to bring awareness that the Butler County Sheriff's Office supports the S.A.F.E. (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Program sponsored by Kansas Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Section. Beginning February 26th thru March 9th, Butler County Sheriff's 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. We hope all you will recive from our Deputies as you drive past is a freindly waive. Please be safe and buckle up!

Do you have a warrant? Do you not have a warrant? People are getting calls from scammers claiming to be from the Butler County Sheriff's Office. They are telling people they have a warrant and....this is just not how we do business. If you have a warrant, we won't call you on the phone. If you have a warrant, we'll have the common decency to come to your house and talk to you about it in person. IF you get a call like this, do NOT GIVE THE CALLER/SCAMMER ANY INFORMATION. Hang the phone up and call the real Butler County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office at 316-322-4254 and make a report. If you don't know if you have a real warrant or not, call the above number and we'll send a Deputy out to speak with you about it.

Sometime overnight on Sunday, January 14, 2018, an unknown suspect stole a 1996 John Deere 310D backhoe from the rural Benton / Whitewater area. The theft occurred before the snow started falling or shortly after because there were no tracks in the snow. The backhoe in the photo is not the stolen backhoe, but is the same make and model. If you have any information regarding the backhoe, please call the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 316-322-4254.

A $1,000.00 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism to numerous graves at the Richland Township Cemetery occurring on or about December 28, 2017. If you have information, please contact the Butler County Sheriff Investigations Division at 316-322-4257 or by emailing crimetips@bucoks.com Please share this so we can bring those responsible to justice.

For no particular reason, we decided it would be a good idea to remind people of some things to be aware of. We've heard there are some contractors out doing some paving or chip sealing in the western part of the county. This is not the best time of year to be doing paving as the cold is not conducive to quality work. (Look at #1) Buyer beware. Below you will find some helpful information. 1. One of the biggest scams in asphalt contracting is the “I have extra material” line. Any reputable sealing contractor will have very little sealer left after a job is complete. Also sealer does not go bad as long as it does not freeze so there is no rush to get rid of it, if it is about to freeze it's too cold to apply sealcoating anyway. 2. Any contractor that knocks on your door should only tell you one thing; that he left his shop with nothing to do that day and is now out trying to drum up some work. 3. Soliciting door to door is also illegal in most towns. 4. Beware of anyone who does not have their truck lettered. 5. If a deal sounds too good to be true. IT IS! 6. Ask for references, exact addresses, tell them to come back after you have had a chance to go look at them... and do go look. 7. If a contractor says that a price is for “today only,” or “working in your area this week only” that usually means that he is what’s called a “Traveller". Traveller's or more commonly called "Gypsies" move from state to state and town to town. After they have worn out their welcome, they move to a different state or town. These people usually have out of state license plates, fancy trucks, and a reason you need to do the work right now. Always just take a moment to see if they are in the phone book, if they say they are new, call directory assistance; that call could save you being taken advantage of. 8. If the contractor you hire will only accept cash or wants the check made out to cash, BEWARE. Never make a check out to "cash" and if they insists on using their personal name ask for a valid driver's license & copy all their information. A reputable contractor will always ask for a check made out in the name of the business. 9. If in any doubt, ask for their contractor's license number, to see their driver’s license, or certificates of insurance. If they just give you information verbally tell them to return the next business day after you have had a chance to verify their information. 10. USE COMMON SENSE. While not every contractor who makes "cold calls" is disreputable many are, often others are brand new, inexperienced, and desperate for work.

If you have any information regarding the burglary or the location of the rifle pictured, contact Crime Stoppers at 775-0055.

Some time back, we did this and the public did an outstanding job of providing the necessary information needed to apprehend some wanted felons. We are once again reaching out for help. The Butler County Sheriff's Office wants to apprehend several wanted individuals. If you have any information as to their whereabouts, please call the Warrants Division at 316-322-4282 or 911.

I have just been informed the bridges on K-196 Highway are now open for business!!

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of burglaries which occurred earlier this month in the City of Douglass. We believe the burglaries are connected due to finding property from one burglary that was left at the scene of another by the suspect or suspects. One of our victims is reporting the loss of power tools, including a chainsaw and a pole saw, along with some hunting equipment. Among the hunting equipment was a bow and an over/under shotgun. The suspect(s) also stole the motorcycle in the photograph. The motorcycle is a Yamaha YZ450f with the last numbers on the VIN being 0305. If you have any information regarding the burglaries or the location of any of the property, please contact Detective Gresham at 316-322-4257, or Deputy LaValley at 316-322-4254.

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