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.


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.


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 Search and Rescue Training

On 4-23-2016 the Brown County Mounted Search and Rescue had a mock drill at the Brown State Lake at 9 a.m. The group went through two different scenarios where they were trying to locate a 5 year old child with hearing impairment (played by Andrew Clary) who had wandered off and could not be located. […]

Scam Info

I have had a great number of scam complaints from county residents this week. It appears that the familiar IRS scam has increased greatly. Many people are reporting that there are messages on their answering machines to return a call to the IRS or they will bill prosecuted as they owe back taxes. Dozens of […]

Sheriff Merchant Reports

On 4-24-2016 Randy Taylor 41 Robinson was arrested on a charge of Domestic Battery On 4-23-2016 following a citizen report of suspicious activity, Brown County Deputies responded to the vicinity of 250th approximately 3/4 mile east of US 73 HWY. A deputy observed the area for a short time and located a male on foot […]

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