Thursday -  April   27 ,  2017


The most recent winner of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Quarter is Jaime Lemons, Communications Division (seen photographed with Sheriff Dedeke).

Dispatcher Lemons is a solid partner to work with and has greatly increased her skills and confidence as a Public Safety Telecommunicator. Jaime is a team player, focused on helping individuals who call the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. Lemons was recently accepted as a Communications Training Officer and is deserving of recognition for her continued excellent work and dedication to this division and the Sheriff’s Office.


Leavenworth County Sheriff's Deputies Flaherty, Compton, Mance and Phillips carried our nations flag in the recent Leavenworth Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

Great weather and a huge crowd made the parade a success as always.


From 2011 to 2015, a total of 252 lives were lost in drunk driving crashes on St. Patrick's Day.

Approximately 40% of all fatalities during the St. Patrick’s holiday are alcohol-related.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Patrol reminds everyone to make good sound decisions and pass the keys to a sober driver.

Enjoy the day ~ but be safe.

 IDENTITY THEFT (3/6/2017)

Identity theft has been an issue for law enforcement for some time. the free document shredding service from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office is one way to safeguard yourself from identity thieves. It notes some limitations on the what can be dropped off, “Three small bags or boxes per person”.

This will be available this Tuesday March 7th at the Leavenworth Home Depot from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


The weather for the upcoming weekend looks to be warm, we should see people out and about on motorcycles.

If your headed out for a ride, be safe and cautious. Even with a mild winter watch for salt, sand residue on the roadway.


For information about starting your own Neighborhood Watch Program contact:

The Administrative Support Office
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
601 S. 3rd St Suite 2007
Leavenworth KS 66048

 COLD WEATHER (1/6/2017)

It looks like another cold weekend ahead!

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind pet owners to ensure pets have a safe, warm place to sleep and access to water.

 TRAFFIC ALERT (12/27/2016)

A look at the newly completed K-32 Bridge over I-70/Kansas Turnpike that’s fully open to all traffic.

K-32 Over I-70/Kansas Turnpike Bridge Replacement Project Eastbound and westbound K-32 Bridge I-70/Kansas Turnpike will FULLY OPEN to all traffic, after being closed for nearly ten months for construction of a new replacement bridge.

In early January this year, project work began to replace the existing 310-foot steel girder bridge (with 28-foot wide roadway) on K-32 over I-70/Kansas Turnpike with a 325-foot welded plate girder bridge (with 47-foot wide roadway). In mid-February, the bridge was closed to all traffic and the detour route was put in place. Due to the diligent work of the contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, and the Kansas Turnpike Authority construction staff who had oversight on this KDOT project, we are happy to say the bridge replacement project is now completed.

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority thank you for your patience during project construction and we hope you enjoy your drive across the new bridge for years to come!

 HOLIDAY TRAVEL (12/20/2016)

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office wishes all of Leavenworth County a safe and joyful Holiday Season.

Be safe, drive with caution, buckle up.

 TOYS FOR TOTS (12/8/2016)

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is an official drop off spot for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots 2016 collection campaign.

Drop off boxes are available at both the Justice Center and the Leavenworth County Annex in Tonganoxie on Laming road.

Help brighten the lives of children in need.

 WINTER SAFETY (12/7/2016)

It’s that time of year. Each morning we find ourselves scraping windows and maybe even brushing off snow. The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to leave yourself extra time each morning to warm up the car, clear off the windows and be prepared for your commute each day.

Your safety and the safety of the other drivers on the roadway is our goal. Be safe.


Detectives Mark Doud and Lt. Mark Metcalf were honored recently for their efforts in drug investigations by the Kansas Sheriff’s Association.

Doud and Metcalf received the KSA PRESIDENTIAL AWARD in Dodge City at the Kansas Sheriff’s Association Fall conference NOV 17, 2016.

 THANKSGIVING (11/21/2016)

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office sends out Thanksgiving greetings to all of Leavenworth County.

 HONOR GUARD (11/15/2016)

Sheriff Dedeke and members of the Leavenworth County Honor Guard took part in the 2016 Leavenworth Veterans Day parade late last week. Unseasonably warm weather made the event all the better.

 VETERAN'S DAY (11/10/2016)

Veterans day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of those who stand to protect this great country.

Join us as we honor our Veterans: thanks to all who serve and have served!


The second annual Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy recently concluded. Graduates received a certificate of completion from Sheriff Dedeke at a short graduation ceremony.

The final class session also gave class members a chance to view the use of force simulator. This scenario based training aid gave class members a chance to step into interactive use of force confrontations and experience the decision making process Deputies and Officers encounter in real life.

We extend our sincere thanks to this year's graduates and look forward to future classes!

 HALLOWEEN TIPS (10/26/2016)

  • Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
  • Teach your children to never enter a stranger's home
  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible
Safety Tips for Motorists:
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing


This past week, members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy had a chance to meet Deputies assigned to the LVSO tactical team and learn about the equipment they utilize to resolve tactical issues. Students also learned about weapon safety regarding rifles and pistols from departmental range experts.


This week's Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office citizen academy session dealt with several subjects to include crime scene investigation techniques. Class participants had the opportunity to work with hands on demonstrations regarding fingerprinting and footprint impression casting.

 CITIZEN'S ACADEMY WEEK 7 (10/10/2016)

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson explains the prosecution aspect of DUI convictions and the preparation of court cases relating to DUI

Week #7 of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office Citizens academy focused on DUI investigations.

Guest speakers included John and Teresa Groves giving a presentation regarding their work with the Kansas DUI Impact Center. Also presenting was Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson who explained the prosecution aspect of DUI convictions and the preparation of court cases relating to DUI. Deputy Sarah Flaherty gave an informative course of instruction on DUI investigation.

This course was timely as we move into the start of the Holiday season. In the coming weeks, all too often incidents of DUI arrests and/or accidents occur during this season. Even one incident is too many.

Help us as we continue in "our partnership with the community" to stop DUI incidents.