Road Patrol consists of 21 Deputies. This includes a Sergeant, a K9 unit, four part-time deputies, a school resource officer, a civil process officer, and 13 regular road patrol deputies.
After graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (14 weeks), every officer/deputy in the State of Kansas is required to have 40 hours/year of in-service training, to keep the officers/deputies current on training in areas of the job such as search and seizure, investigations, and use of force. The road patrol deputies that aren’t assigned a specific task such as civil process or interdiction, patrol the rural roads, highways, interstates, and help patrol and back officers in the cities when needed. They respond to past crime reports, in-progress calls, traffic accidents, detect/apprehend drunk/intoxicated drivers, enforce traffic laws, and assist citizens who need help with a broken down vehicle or other emergencies.
The Sheriff's Office has a fleet of several different vehicles to patrol about anywhere in the county. Currently our fleet consists of Chevy 4-door 4x4 pickups, Chevy Trailblazers, Chevy Impalas, Dodge Chargers, and Chevy Colorados. In 2005, we received a "retired" ambulance from AMR to use for a Crime Scene Unit.