Major Sherley began his career with the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office in 1996. Since that time, he has served in the capacity as a Detention Officer, Patrol Deputy, Detective, and Patrol Sergeant. During this time frame, Major Sherley augmented his service as a jail S.O.R.T team member, Tactical Assistance Group member and Leader, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer and as School Resource Officer at Basehor-Linwood High School.
As the Undersheriff, Major Sherley is second in command of the Sheriff's Office. In this position, Major Sherley has administrative oversight of the Operations Bureau which includes patrol, school resource officers, investigations, evidence, communications, warrants, bomb unit, the tactical team and fleet management.
CHIEF DEPUTY JEFF DEDEKE
Major Dedeke began his career with the Leavenworth City Police Department in 1989, where he served as a patrol officer, defensive tactics instructor and field training officer. In 2001 he joined the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office where he then served as a Jail Deputy, Patrol Deputy and Detective. As a detective, Major Dedeke enhanced his service specializing in Forensic Linguistics and Cellular Forensics / Cell Tower Data Analysis and as a result; he was involved in nationally recognized cases.
As the Chief Deputy, Major Dedeke is third in command of the Sheriff's Office. In this position, Major Dedeke has administrative oversight of the Detention and Administrative Bureaus which includes jail operations, records, offender registration, personnel/professional standards, civil process and the training unit.
CAPTAIN TOM JOHNSON
Following seven years of dedicated service in the United States Army, Captain "TJ" Johnson joined the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office in 1986 where he served in the capacities of jail deputy in the "old jail;" he has since served as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, training coordinator, personnel lieutenant, and jail commander and as the commander of the original honor guard.
Throughout his service to the Sheriff's Office, Captain Johnson remained dedicated to the United States Army National Guard, where after twenty five years of service he retired as a First Sergeant.