Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department Divisons
Supervisor: Jennifer Merrow

The Communications Division is responsible for relaying information between the public and the Sheriff's Office. It includes the Dispatch Center, which is staffed by trained dispatchers.

Responsibilities Include:
Answering all incoming phone calls
Taking 911 emergency calls
Directing Sheriff's Deputies to respond to calls
Paging out fire and medical services as needed
Processing drivers license and tags from all 50 states
Checking and confirming warrants on wanted persons
Monitoring the Tuttle Creek dam warning system for Pottawatomie County

Supervisor: Captain Mark Jack

The corrections officers operate the Pottawatomie County Detention Center located in Westmoreland. The jail is a multi-use facility that houses both male and female persons.

Corrections officers are responsible for completing the booking process for all inmates, feeding and arranging for medical care for the inmates, and transporting inmates either to or from various jail facilities and courthouses across the State of Kansas.

Other duties include doing vehicle inspections and fingerprinting for employment purposes (example school teachers).

Supervisor: Lieutenant Robert Sauerbrunn

The Investigations Division of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office assists patrol Deputies with preliminary case investigation and conducts case follow-up. They also initiate case investigations as needed to include suspected narcotic violations and narcotic distribution and other unique or sensitive criminal activities.

Supervisor: Captain Brad Burgess

The Patrol Division of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office helps preserve the peace in Pottawatomie County by conducting preventive patrols, responding to calls for service, investigating criminal complaints, arresting offenders, directing and controlling traffic, maintaining public order and establishing rapport with citizens.

Reserve Patrol Deputies engage in law enforcement patrol functions. Reserve Deputies provide security at crime scenes and other county events and assist with search and rescue operations. They assist Deputies by serving as car partners to Deputies on patrol.

Special Programs

School Resource Officer

The Sheriff's Office has a Deputy that spends part of his week in the various county schools.

This officer works with the students, teachers, advisors, counselors and administrators to assist with classroom programs, school safety training, specific school problems and most importantly the officer spends time with the students to build a good relationship with them.

Since kids often only interact with officers during times of crisis, the School Resource Officer program allows the kids to see the officer as a helpful member of the community.

The Sheriff's Office has 3 K9 Teams.

Hero; handler is Deputy Dale Burton
Loki; handler is Deputy Justin Young
Jax; handler is Deputy Ryan Luckert