MISSION STATEMENT

It is the goal of the Brown County Sheriffs Office to provide quality law enforcement to the citizens of Brown County.  It shall be our duty to rise above the “old style” type of law enforcement of being “reactive” and “complacent” thus becoming “proactive” officers that protect and serve Brown County in a productive and professional manner. We shall also become “coactive” with the community and in this role will improve the quality of life for the Brown County citizens.

BROWN COUNTY DEDICATES NEW JAIL

On March 1, 2012 the Brown County Commissioner signed Resolution 2010-11 dedicating the new Brown County jail in dedication of Todd Widman. Todd was a life long resident of Brown County and had decided to dedicate his life to law enforcement. Todd was well liked and respected by everyone.

 TO THE MEMORY OF   TODD MICHAEL WIDMAN

The Brown County Commissioners dedicated the new Brown County Law Enforcement Center to the memory of Todd Michael Widman this morning at their weekly meeting.

Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Todd Michael Widman was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on July 23, 1978 the son of Michael Widman and Brenda Wenger.

Todd graduated from Hiawatha High School in May, 1997 where he was well liked and respected by fellow students and faculty alike.  Todd attended Cloud County Community College following graduation and was a Junior at Washburn University studing Criminal Justice at the time of his untimely death on March 1, 2000.

Todd dedicated himself to serving Brown County through his work as a Deputy with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for over a year and half.  Todd made the ultimate sacrifice by law enforcement when he was tragically killed in the line of duty while assisting a troubled runaway observed wandering through the streets of Hiawatha, Kansas March 1, 2000.

Brown County Seeking Information

The Brown County Sheriffs office is requesting any information from the public on a hit-and-run which took place at approximately 9:50 p.m. on 2-20-2015 on US 75 Highway and the vicinity of 260th Street. A green or blue Chevrolet pickup with a chrome tool box passed a northbound van and sideswiped it. The driver of […]

Sheriff’s Office receives $5,000.00

Brown County Sheriff’s Office receives $5,000.00 award from the Ruth and Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust. Sheriff John Merchant is pleased to announce his department’s award of $5,000.00 from the Ruth and Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust. “This grant will go a long way toward the purchase of manikins and other supplies needed to begin our Teen […]

Brown County Residents Report Scam

Brown County residents- A number of Brown County residents have reported a scam circulating our area that is of great concern. Callers are identifying themselves as AARP representatives informing residents that they are entitled to a free medical alert bracelet. They continue by adding that county residents are also going to be awarded a $3,000 […]