Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas)

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, headquartered in Olathe, Kansas, was established in 1861 and has grown from a one man office to a highly skilled and advanced law enforcement agency.[1]

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is the fastest growing Law Enforcement Agency in Johnson County and presently has more than 500 sworn officers and a support staff of approximately 145 employees.[2]

With a full range of public safety duties including two Adult Detention Centers, Road Patrol, Communications, Investigations, Warrants, Civil Division, Courthouse Security, a Criminalistics Lab and many other sections, the Sheriff's Office is able to provide quality law enforcement to the citizens of Johnson County.

The Sheriff's Office operates out of five main buildings located throughout Johnson County. These include the Johnson County Courthouse, Crime Laboratory, Olathe Adult Detention Center, New Century Adult Detention Center, and the Sheriff's Operation Center.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, two officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Officer Date of Death Details
Deputy Sheriff Willard N. Carver
Monday, June 23, 1952
Detective Gerald A. Foote
Saturday, April 3, 1971
Automobile accident

Johnson County Sheriff's Office in media[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson County Sheriff Home Page
  2. ^ Johnson County Sheriff History Page
  3. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

External links[edit]