Kearny County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Kearny County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 106 Washington Ave, Lakin, 67860 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 620-355-6211
Fax: 620-355-6680

Kearny County Sheriff's Office is located at 106 Washington Ave, Lakin, 67860 KS. The Kearny County Sheriff's Office phone number is 620-355-6211.

Kearny County Sheriff's Office News

The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection is pushing out an online one-stop resource that stream-lines the crime reporting process and gives immediate recovery assistance to Identity Theft Victims.

Be aware of these guys...

One of the Deputies captured an awesome pic of this fire. Too bad the incident happened so far from town. There was not much left to save by the time the Kearny County Fire Department was able to get there. No one was hurt.

Ford County Sheriff''s Office is asking for help in identifying this person who has been committing burglaries along US-50 from Colorado into Kansas.

Kearny County Sheriff's Office is now connected with MobilePatrol! MobilePatrol helps sheriffs' offices rapidly communicate vital public safety information such as emergency alerts, jail bookings, VINE notifications, arrest warrants, and lists of most-wanted persons and sex offenders. Users of the app can also send crime tips and offender sightings directly to the sheriff's office.

Just heard of this event and was asked to post this. The purpose of the event is to help support Coy Anderson and another child. Coy is the son of Kearny County Deputy Brad Anderson.

The April 18 fire in Kearny County is contained. The wind driven fire burned a swath about 3 miles long through the sandhills south and east of Kendall, KS. The sand hills present some problems for the fire crews gaining access to the fire. The biggest help was the multitude of farmers that brought tractors with discs to create a fire break. It is not known how many cattle perished in the fire. Some of the livestock owners were able to push the bulk of their herds from the path of the fire by ATV's. Fortunately no one was hurt and no buildings were damaged. I did see a lot of fence posts that will need to be replaced. Tri-Rotor had two crop duster aircraft spraying water on the fire to slow it down. Thanks to the counties around us who sent crews to fight the fire. The best thing about living in this part of the country is the neighbors helping neighbors.

Florida Sheriffs working out an agreement with ICE to hold the illegal alian inmates to be deported.

Just received a call from a citizen who stated that he had been contacted by a person representing the Kansas Sheriff's Association asking for donations. This is a scam. The number that the citizen gave from his caller ID (620-223-1018) came back as a disconnected number when I tried to call. The Kansas Sheriff's Association does all of their solititaions for donations by mail. Don't give your money to a scammer.

Kearny County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, a United States citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and hold or are able to obtain a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Successful applicants will not hold felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, any domestic violence convictions, and must be able to pass psychological and polygraph testing. KLETC graduate and or Spanish speakers are a plus. An applicant with no experience will start at $15.35 per hour. Benefits include full family insurance and being enrolled in KP&F retirement system. Accepting applications until position is filled. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office or by email to

Copied from a post on the Kearny County Sheriff's Office closed Group Page that some people wanted to share with friends in regards to women being attacked by a sexual predator. ‎Darrell Walters‎ to Kearny County Sheriff's Office 1 hr · For all of those that are debating which line of defense is best against an attacker, I will weigh in. The first best defense is usually the best offense. By that, I mean preparing, pre-planning, and avoiding situations that those who wish to do us harm are more likely to be. For young ladies, groups are a great deterrent. Public places with good lighting, other groups, or crowds in the vicinity are places would-be attackers try to avoid. If one should find herself in a perilous situation, yell, scream, bite and kick. This will deter most attackers. They are losers and cowards. They prey on the meek, mild, and silent. Car keys are great weapons when jabbed in an attacker’s eyes. Swing a purse, HARD. And then swing it again. Twist an ear, bite a nose, knee a groin, all can have negative effects on one who wants to do you harm. Stomping on someone’s instep, with heels, can be especially effective. If you find yourself on the ground, roll over on hands and knees and drive a shoulder into the side of your attacker’s knee. If he goes down, beat him like there’s no tomorrow. Then repeat as needed. Pulling hair is not out-of-bounds. Putting an elbow into the Adam’s apple while using a free hand to grab his crotch and gouge, twist, hammer, stab, whatever. Submission is never an option in a life-or-death struggle. If our daughters, teens, and young ladies are taught these principals of basic survival, we might not have to debate mace, stun-guns, and firearms as a way to keep them safe. With that said, and with an affirmed 2nd Amendment right to carry firearms, I will offer my humble opinion: To whom much is given, much is required. I do not claim to have coined or own the phrase, but feel it is appropriate. Nearly all of us can own, possess, carry, and use a firearm. That has never meant any of us can do so irrationally, recklessly, or without fear of consequence if we violate the responsibility. After our daughters have been taught the basics of self-defense, it may be time to move them to the next level. If anyone is opposed or anti-firearm, I will offer another quote that I did not author, create, or otherwise have input: How is a woman lying dead in alley, strangled with her own pantyhose, morally superior to the same woman describing to police how she shot and killed her attacker? If we keep our community safe, we have kept everyone in it safe.

How many times have you clicked onto a web page and are immediately bombarded with a dire message that your computer has just received a virus and that you had better not close out the program or you will be reported to the FBI or some such agency and you will be in big, big trouble. I have, and some of my staff have on office computers. Often times, by just simply getting the browser closed will remedy the situation. You may have to open and use "Task Manager" in order to get the browser closed. We took a report today of a resident that actually followed the instructions to save the computer, and after losing $30,000 to a thief in India the resident decided that it must be a scam. Really, how many computers can you buy new with $30,000. Please, don't take these things seriously. If the computer is truly infected you are not going to save any data anyway, so you might as well look for a new computer. Don't give these thieves your hard earned money.

Celebrating Kearny County Deputy Bradley Anderson's graduation from Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Academy.

Western Kansas Child Advocacy (WKCAC) is a group based in Scott City, KS that assists law enforcement agencies in western Kansas that are investigating crimes against children. Their personnel are specifically trained for interviewing children who are victims of sex crimes or child abuse. Kearny County uses WKCAC frequently and consideres WKCAC invaluable in the work they do. WKCAC is doing a fund raiser and Kearny County Sheriff's Office has agreed to help by selling tickets. Their tickets are not yet available but should be here next week. Flag one of us down or stop by the Sheriff's Office if you would like to buy a ticket.

Just received information that with the massive Takata Airbag Recall, only about 25% of the vehicles affected have been repaired. The report went on to say that hot weather and high humidity triggers the airbags to malfunction. The report included a link where you can run your vehicle identification number (VIN) and see if there are any manufacturer recalls for your vehicle.

Received the following today. IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2017 For more information: Shawn Cowing 785.291.3205 Governor’s Grants Office announces Kansas Academy for Victim Assistance for 2017 Topeka – Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Kansas Academy for Victim Assistance (KAVA). KAVA will be offered twice this year with the first session taking place July 24-28 and the second session Sept. 25-29. Both academies will be held at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center in Wichita. Applications are available at and are due no later than April 30, 2017. KAVA is a comprehensive, knowledge and skill-based entry-level victim assistance academy focused on a victim-centered and trauma-informed response to victims. This is an interactive academy taught by Kansas experts in the field of victim services. This is the fourth year for the KAVA program which is designed for criminal justice and victim service professionals, including those who work in social services, mental health, law enforcement, health care, corrections and other allied positions. The program is approved by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

Mike Fontenot showing his vehicle to kids during the event.

Kearny County has partnered with a program called VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) in order to bring a service to victims of crime in which there is a concern when the suspect may be released from jail. For more information of this visit the following site: The Kansas contact for registering by phone is: 1-866-KS-4-VINE (1-866-574-8463) by internet , or by smart phone accessing the VINEMobile app.

Kearny County Sheriff’s Office To Participate in 1st NHTSA Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”

New twist on a scam that we just took a report on. The victim received a call from a person saying that they were from the Social Security Administration and that the victim was eligible for an increase in benefits. In order to do that they needed to confirm personal information. The caller then began giving out information about the victim such as immediate family names, making the victim think it was a legitimate call (the information likely came from an obituary that was posted on-line somewhere.) The caller then obtained banking information from the victim. After the call the victim’s information with the Social Security Administration was changed so that the benefit check was routed from the victim’s bank to a bank out of state. The victim’s bank noticed the change and notified the victim and the Social Security Administration to stop payment to the alternate bank. Please do not give out your financial information unless you are absolutely sure who you are talking to.