Sheridan County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Sheridan County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 940 8th St, Hoxie, 67740 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 785-675-3481
Fax: 785-675-2294
Email:
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Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is located at 940 8th St, Hoxie, 67740 KS. The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office phone number is 785-675-3481.

Sheridan County Sheriff's Office News

****WEATHER UPDATE**** Winter weather is on track to impact the entire area tonight and Thursday. Snowfall amounts have increased by a few inches. Timing has slowed just a bit and most of the snow will fall after midnight tonight through Thursday morning ending by Thursday afternoon! Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Plan on slippery road conditions. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibility, use caution while driving. You can get the latest road conditions for the state by dialing 511. STAY SAFE

The lobby at the office will be open for any Trick or Treaters who dare enter! (Until 8pm or when candy is gone)

Sheridan County Sheriff's Department is looking at possibly getting a K9. This K9 would be received through a GI Bill, which means that the GI Bill would cover the cost of the dog, dogs training and certification, handlers training and certification. The cost that the county would be responsible for would be, dog kennel, vet expense, dog food, and the vehicle equipment/dog equipment (climate controller/door popper, K9 cage, leashes and harnesses, etc). In order to get the K9 unit started under the GI bill, it would cost approximately $7600 for start up cost. Our goal is to purchase a dual purpose K9 for both narcotics detection and patrol purposes At the Sheridan County Sheriffs Department we are fully committed to ensuring public safety and keeping our communities a safe and clean place for you and your family to live. Our citizens input is very important to us! If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact us, comment, or send us a message. Thank you! Vote: Yes, that you feel Sheridan County could utilize a K9 or No, I don't feel that Sheridan County needs a K9 We will be posting a survey in both papers as well!

You will not want to miss this, so mark your calendars February 19th, 2019 7pm at the Hoxie Auditorium. We are happy to announce that we will be bringing in Marc Mero February 19th, 2019 to the Hoxie High School. We have two events scheduled, first event will be held for Jr high/High school students starting at 9 am. Second event will be a community event at 7pm, everyone is welcome. We are truly grateful for our local school administration to be so generous and allow us the opportunity to pack the auditorium with other surrounding schools/students. Currently we are planning on over 715 students/staff from Golden Plains, Decatur County, Wheatland, Quinter and Hoxie. So your probably asking yourself who is Marc Mero, most of you may have seen his YouTube video (tissues required). Marc Mero, Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet,” reached the pinnacle of sports-entertainment success – then lost it all — but in the process discovered what’s most important in life. Everyone faces adversity. “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up. You can do anything you set your mind to!” Marc shares his captivating journey with audiences worldwide and inspires people to examine their life choices. Listeners feel a greater sense of appreciation toward their relationships and the “gift of time” – and are empowered to make a difference in their personal life, school, career, and community. As the founder of the nonprofit organization, Champion of Choices, Marc dedicates his life to helping others be the “Champion” they’re destined to be! The Time is Now! Get ready to be inspired! For more info check him out at https://thinkpoz.org/

***RED RIBBON WEEK*** Red ribbon week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd- October 31st each year. We would like to give a big thanks to the Inter Agency Coalition and Hoxie Rec for helping us provide all the goodies. Also we would like to thank the Kansas Association of Youth for putting all these goodie bags together for us! Thank you to our Sheriff's Department and Hoxie Police Department for delivering to the students of Hoxie Elementary.

PRESS RELEASE On October 17th, 2018 at approximately 9:00 pm, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint on a white Pontiac Grand Prix traveling westbound on US24 highway east of Hoxie Kansas driving recklessly and failing to maintain its lane of traffic. A second complaint was received on the same individuals located at 1017 Oak Avenue in Hoxie. The complainant was concerned for the well-being of the juveniles in the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on US24 highway. At approximately 9:29 PM, a Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputy, along with an Officer of the Hoxie Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a white Pontiac Grand Prix bearing Oklahoma plates, approximately four (4) miles west of Hoxie on US24 highway MM 84. Officers conducted an investigation resulting in two arrests of both the driver and the passenger of the vehicle. Pending charges with the Sheridan County District Attorney are as followed: Driver: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, aggravated child endangerment, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Passenger: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated child endangerment Agencies involved were the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Dept., Hoxie Police Department, and Gove County Sheriff’s Department/K9. (Names will not be released till formal charges have been filed with the Sheridan County District Attorney).

******Weather Update****** From the National Weather Service in Goodland: Winter weather will begin to impact the entire region late tonight. Accumulating snowfall is expected. North to northeast winds gusting to 40 mph are expected tonight as well which will produce some blowing snow and reduced visibility. A winter weather advisory and a winter storm watch have been issued for portions of the region at this time. Areas along and SOUTH of Highway 40 have the potential to see 4 to 7 inches, while locations NORTH of Highway 40 can see 2 to 5 inches. Winter weather will continue to impact the entire region Sunday and Sunday evening. Accumulating snowfall will continue. North to northeast winds gusting to 40 mph are expected which will produce blowing snow and reduced visibility. Record and near record low temperatures are expected Sunday night into Monday morning. A hard freeze is expected across the entire area. Please stay safe and keep warm!

....IMPORTANT INFORMATION.... .............PLEASE SHARE............ It has been brought to our attention that semi’s, tractor trailers, and other equipment have been left on Sheridan County Fair Boards property for long periods of time. Some individuals have been respectful and have asked for permission, unfortunately some have not. With events being held at the 4H building by paying customers, it limits parking space. If you have not asked for permission, you will either need to call for permission or immediately remove your equipment off the grounds. Otherwise your equipment will be towed at your expense and will result to daily impound fee(s) or possibly being sold at a Sheriffs auction. (If you have permission, you have nothing to worry about) Thank you

WEATHER UPDATE! There is a HARD FREEZE WARNING in effect for counties along and North of a line from Flagler - Goodland - Hill City where temperatures of 28 degrees and below will occur. Temperatures this cold should end the growing season for these counties. South of that line is under a FREEZE warning with temperatures will fall to 30 degrees.

Congratulations🍕🍕🍕🍕 Photos from the Hoxie 1st grade and 2nd grade coloring contest winners. Another successful lunch date in the books! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel our lunch date with Golden Plains Elementary students yesterday. We do have it rescheduled for next week.... we’re coming for you Selden kiddos.

On October 5th, 2018 Sheriff Brandon Carver was able to attend the campaign meeting held at the DSNWK building in Hoxie. DSNWK and the individuals served hold a very special place in Sheriff Carvers heart. Sheriff Carvers father Scott, worked for the Hays Office from early 90’s till 1996. He then transferred to the Colby Office and worked till approximately 1998. Carvers step-mother Virginia, started working for DSWNK in the Colby office in 1996 and continues to provided services in the Atwood office. Sheriff Carver said that as a child he got the opportunity to volunteer at DSNWK by going bowling, swimming, and doing activities with the individuals. Sheriff Carver says “as it was mentioned at the Campaign Meeting, it is amazing looking back in the early to mid 90’s and how the services of DSNWK has progressively bettered the way of life for the individuals served”. Sheriff Carver also stated that he realizes the importance of the this “campaign” and that the Sheriff’s Department and Communication Center will be looking at ways to help the cause, such as a fundraiser. Gove County Sheriff A. Weber attended as well, as majority of you know he can be pretty ornery. So Sheriff Carver let his recently sworn deputy borrow his cuffs to make the arrest. (See photo in comments)

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT! Please watch out for nails and roofing material on 10E or Junkyard Road as well as on/and around Sheridan and 15th Street! Local Law Enforcement is aware and they are monitoring the clean up effort! Deputy Babcock says there is still a bunch of trash, including nails and shingles in the intersection of 10E and 10S, Deputy Babcock has made contact with the responsible parties to get it cleaned up.

Some of you parents may have heard from your child that the Sheridan Co. Sheriffs Department is holding a coloring contest for K-6th both at the Hoxie Elementary and Golden Plains Elementary. Today was Hoxie’s Kindergarten class winners pictured Emma, Caleb, Tucker, Madeline. Officers present Sheriff Carver (right) and Undersheriff Diercks Students from each grade gets provided a picture to color, the best colored photo gets to eat pizza with officers from the Sheriffs Office. Today was a success, the kids were excited and they seemed to have had blast. (Even got to play with the handcuffs and flashlights)We want to teach our local children that cops are human too.(I know this is hard to believe)😂 Help us congratulate our winners.

Tomorrow they will be conducting a test of the wireless emergency alert system. This will consist of the Presidential Alerts, Imminent threat and AMBER alert. Please do not flood the 911 lines regarding these alerts. Thank you and have a happy humpday!

Here is some old photos provided by the Sheridan County Historical Society of the Sheridan County Sheriffs Office prior to 1970’s. We have a project we are working on, we will be displaying old photos throughout our office of previous Sheriffs, Deputies, Dispatchers and of our facility. We would appreciate any old photos you may have! As you can tell not much has changed on the ol’ girl besides the windows, the doors and the add on where Public Health currently is.

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please Share Dense fog has set in an area around the Hoxie Feedlot causing less than 1/4 visibility. Use extreme caution when traveling County Road 70W north of U24 Hwy. We also have reports of heavy fog on K 23 between mile marker 192 and 198. As always your safety is our priority.

We send our thoughts and prayers to Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department in this tough time.

Beware, when the cutters are running, so are the deer (I’m not talking John Deere either)!😉 Here are some safety tips from our friends at Farm Bureau. Tips to Avoid Deer-Vehicle Collisions: *Drive with caution. *Drive with caution especially in marked deer-crossing zones and along roads surrounded by farmland or forests. *Be alert during high travel times.Be especially attentive around dawn and dusk. Deer tend to be particularly active between 6 – 9 p.m. These are the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions. *Use high beams. Make sure to use your high beams when possible for nighttime driving. High beams will better illuminate the deer’s eyes on or near the road. *Know their behavior. Keep in mind that deer tend to travel in herds and in a single file. If you see one deer, there are likely more behind it. *Be safe. *Always wear your seat belt. The Insurance Information Institute reports that 60 percent of deaths caused by animal-vehicle accidents were people who were not wearing a seat belt. How to Stay In Control when you Encounter a Deer If you determine a crash is unavoidable, keep these in mind: Don’t swerve. Stay in your lane so you don’t move into the path of another vehicle or lose control of yours. Brake. Be sure to brake firmly and hold onto the steering wheel. Remain calm. Bring your vehicle to a controlled stop and take the appropriate necessary actions. Call the police and connect with a Farm Bureau agent to report the accident. Collision with a deer or another animal is typically covered under the comprehensive portion of your vehicle insurance. Thank you Farm Bureau for the tips, for more tips go to https://www.fbfs.com/learning-center/Avoid-Deer-Car-Collisions

We would like to wish the best of luck to both officers that left today for 14 long weeks of training. We know you both will do great, good luck brothers!

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Please share September 5th, 2018 starting at approximately 8 am till 5 pm Sheridan County Sheriffs Office will be without electricity and will be operating off of portable generators. We have appropriate plans in place, to ensure that the citizens and the public are taken care during this time and that our communication center will be fully functioning. As always we appreciate your patience and support! We will notify the public when the maintenance has been completed.

We would like to remind folks before the busy holiday weekend! 🤣

We’re asking for the assistance of all citizens, please read. At approximately 11 am, August 17th, 2018, Officers were dispatched to a location in Sheridan County, where numerous stolen items were recovered. We ask citizens to be extra vigilant, report suspicious people and suspicious vehicles. If you find items in/on ditches, roadways or private property, do not touch the items and contact your local law enforcement. Sheridan County Sheriffs Office number is 785-675-3481

Happy back to school day! Everyone be safe traveling and have a wonderful day!

SCAM ALERT... We have received a few calls on the following phone scam and want to alert our citizens. Please help all citizens young and old to stay aware of these scams....as there could be grave financial hardships if this information gets into the wrong hands. Callers are stating that individuals are having or have had some computer work done and need their user names, passwords, and serial numbers on the computers to complete the work...OR they have unpaid computer repair bills and need the same information. Please do not share that information with anyone over the phone. Please don't hesitate to call our office and share information so that we are a very informed community who protects our fellow citizens.