Ness County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Ness County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 221 W. Main, Ness City, 67560 KS
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Phone: 785-798-3611
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Ness County Sheriff's Office is located at 221 W. Main, Ness City, 67560 KS. The Ness County Sheriff's Office phone number is 785-798-3611.

Ness County Sheriff's Office News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beginning April 20th thru April 22nd, the Ness County Sheriff’s Office will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an increasing epidemic for the past several years. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, state and federal highways, strict enforcement will take place. Our injury and deaths continue to increase from both alcohol and drugged impaired drivers. REGARDLESS whether a drug is LEGAL or ILLEGAL it’s a serious crime to drive while impaired by any drug. We can no longer share our roadways with these drugged impaired drivers. Impaired driving is not a victimless crime. All available Drug Recognition Expert and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement officers will be out in force in an effort to remove this danger. The Ness County Sheriff’s Office currently has 2 ARIDE Certified Deputies who will be taking part in the event. If a suspected violator refuses to submit to a blood test, a search warrant may be obtained for that individual’s blood. Why 4/20 as a date to draw attention to the drugged driving epidemic? Simple, it’s the day where people on 4/20 at 4:20 PM light up their drugs as a celebration. JAMA (Journal of American Medicine Association) has found a 12 % increase in the relative risk of a fatal crash compared to identical time intervals on control days. Deputies with the Ness County Sheriff’s Office agree that even one death is unacceptable. Please don’t drive while impaired, slow down and always buckle up. Sober drivers are available through friends or family.

The Ness County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications to fill one Deputy Sheriff position. The Ness County Sheriff’s Office operates 24 hours a day so applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Deputies provide citizen assistance, enforce all federal, state and local laws while performing daily patrol duties. Deputies makes arrests, enforces traffic laws, transports prisoners, serves civil process, investigates crimes, and traffic accidents. Deputies work a rotating 12-hour shift that includes a three-day weekend off every other week. Other benefits include KPERS Retirement and health insurance. The Sheriff’s Office provides a take home patrol vehicle and all uniforms/equipment. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications -Certified Kansas Law Enforcement Officer or ability to obtain certification -21 years of age -Possess at least a high school diploma or GED -Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license -No criminal history -No Brady/Giglio issues *APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION TO INCLUDE A POLYGRAPH* To obtain an application in person please stop by the Sheriff's Office at 221 W. Main in Ness City. To obtain an application via mail please call (785) 798-3611. If you would like an an application via e-mail send your request to gwilson@nesscoso.org.

The Ness County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications to fill one Deputy Sheriff position. The Ness County Sheriff’s Office operates 24 hours a day so applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Deputies provide citizen assistance, enforce all federal, state and local laws while performing daily patrol duties. Deputies makes arrests, enforces traffic laws, transports prisoners, serves civil process, investigates crimes, and traffic accidents. Deputies work a rotating 12-hour shift that includes a three-day weekend off every other week. Other benefits include KPERS Retirement and health insurance. The Sheriff’s Office provides a take home patrol vehicle and all uniforms/equipment. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications -Certified Kansas Law Enforcement Officer or ability to obtain certification -21 years of age -Possess at least a high school diploma or GED -Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license -No criminal history -No Brady/Giglio issues *APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION TO INCLUDE A POLYGRAPH* To obtain an application in person please stop by the Sheriff's Office at 221 W. Main in Ness City. To obtain an application via mail please call (785) 798-3611. If you would like an an application via e-mail send your request to gwilson@nesscoso.org.

Beginning February 26th thru March 9th, the Ness County Sheriff’s Office will again join other Law Enforcement Agencies in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma in a traffic enforcement campaign to help enforce laws and educate everyone on the importance of being properly restrained in automobiles. Deputies will be extra vigilant when patrolling around schools. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Deputies will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up.

Anyone recognize this dog? It has been running around the area of South School Street and Deputies are unable to catch it.

On 2/8/2018, the Ness County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Rush County Sheriff’s Office and Gove County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, executed a search warrant at 416 East Cedar in Ness City. Steven Pfaff, Ness City, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine within one thousand feet of a school, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Derrick Kelley, Ness City, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Charles Amy, Ness City, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Amanda Pfaff, Ness City, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. All charges are pending through the Ness County Attorney’s Office.

Blowing snow this morning with snow pack on US 283 north out of Ness City to the Trego County line.

911 Communication Dispatcher The Ness County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for full-time communications dispatcher. Communication Dispatchers are responsible for answering and documenting incoming phone calls, including emergency 911 calls, handling all radio communications, entering and maintaining accurate records, monitoring severe weather, and coordinating operations with law enforcement and other emergency service agencies. Ness County Sheriff's Office serves as the primary dispatch for law enforcement, EMS, and fire, also dispatch service on occasion for KHP, KBI, medical aircraft, and Wildlife and Parks. The successful applicant should possess excellent verbal and communication skills along with a strong ability to multi-task and a desire to serve our community. Applications can be picked up at the Ness County Sheriff's Office 221 W. Main St. Ness City. Call 785-798-3611 or e-mail gwilson@nesscoso.org to have an application sent. Ness County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opporutnity Employer.

We were honored to be asked to display one our patrol vehicles at the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association conference. It was the largest Sheriffs’ conference to date.

Sheriff Whipple presented Stan Berry with a gift of appreciation for his years of service as a 911 Dispatcher. Stan is retiring from the Sheriff’s Office this weekend.

Deputy Mitchell and Deputy Stoecklein brought their patrol vehicles to Grisell Memorial Hospital in Ransom as part of Hospital Week. Western Plains School brought a few classes to the hospital to see an ambulance, fire truck, and sheriff's vehicles.

Ness County Sheriff's office had the honor to broadcast the last call for Lt Ciempa. Although he never served in Ness County, he was a Ness County native. He always enjoyed coming home. The last call went smoothly, and the military rights was nothing short of spectacular. RIP Lt Ciempa. Gone, but never forgotten.

On May 1, 2017 the Ness County Sheriff's Office received a tip on the possible location of a stolen trailer. On May 2, 2017 Deputies with the Sheriff's Office went to the property located in rural Ness County near Utica. While at the property a trailer was discovered stolen and taken into the Sheriff's Office's possession. The land owner was not at home a the time. Later that afternoon, after cooperation with Wellington Police Department and the Sumner County Sheriff's Office, it was discovered another trailer on the property was discovered stolen. Deputies returned to the property and the land owner was taken into custody for being in possession of both stolen trailers. Both trailers have been taken into the Sheriff's Office's possession and are pending release to their rightful owners. Due to an ongoing investigation names will not be released at this time. Charges are pending through the Ness County Attorney.

***PLEASE AVOID THE WESTERN PORTION OF RANSOM*** FIRE CREWS ARE ON SCENE BATTLING MULTIPLE LARGE FIRES

Sheriff Bryan Whipple reports the following activities for February 2017: During the month of February there were 11 males and 3 females incarcerated in the Ness County Jail. -Criminal Cases- Domestic Battery – 5, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 5, Criminal Damage – 1, Possession of Meth – 3, Possession of Marijuana – 5, Forgery – 1, Phone Harassment – 1, Violation of Restraining Order – 1, Leaving Scene/Accident – 1, Fail to Report Accident – 1, Trafficking Contraband – 1 -Accidents- Injury – 2, Non-Injury – 12, Fatal – 0 -Citations- Speeding – 40, No Insurance – 4, No Driver’s License – 2, Illegal Tag – 1, Expired Tag – 2, No Child Restraint – 3, No Seatbelt – 4, Failure to Stop – 1, Suspended DL – 3, Improper Passing – 5, Left of Center – 2, Illegal Parking – 1, Exhibition of Speed – 1, Unlawful Riding – 1, Obstructed View – 1, Dog at Large – 1 -Warnings- Speeding – 31, Headlight Out – 5, Taillight Out – 9, Inadequate Stop – 3, Fail to Dim – 10, Brake Lights Out – 2, Left of Center – 3, Illegal Parking - 2 -Motorist Assist- Stranded Vehicle – 6, Lockouts – 8, Traffic Control – 9, Late Fuel – 0 -Other- Alarms – 6, Dog Calls – 6, EMS Assists – 9, Civil Process – 37, Fire Assists – 4, Civil Standby – 5, Cattle Out – 5, Open Doors – 3, Noise Complaints – 0, Prowler – 0, Welfare Check – 3, Unattended Death – 0, Missing Child – 0, Car Seat Inspections – 0

We would like to congratulate Deputy Cole Stoecklein on his graduation of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.