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.

Donation to the Brown County Sheriffs Office

I would like to take a moment thank the B.P.O.E Elks Lodge #647 of Atchison, Kansas for their generous donation of $500 to help further our community programs. I have been so very fortunate to have many community safety partners who are willing to donate time and money to help educate our young people on […]

Suspicious activity in south Brown County

The Brown County Sheriffs Office would like to make the public aware of some suspicious activity that has been reported in the southern part of Brown County. There have been a number of reports that a white van with several occupants are going door to door representing themselves as KIRBY vacuum cleaners salespeople. The female […]

Brown County Sheriff Enforcement Period Feb 20th March 5th Stats

February 20 thru March 05, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office joined other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma in an enforcement effort. Our statistics as follows: A total of 173 calls for service were performed in the 2 week period In those were: 28 Traffic Stops 19 warnings and 9 citations were issued. […]

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