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 Sheriff Holiday Tips on safety

I have had recent requests to forward this message to the media again this year. Some very valuable information to help keep people a little safer during the holidays throughout the year. SCAMS Unfortunately with the holiday season we see a definite increase in people who are trying to scam others. In order to make […]

Sheriff Merchant Reports

There are 14 inmates in the Brown County jail, 9 males and 5 females On 10-25-2016 Beth Mikita 43 Hiawatha was arrested on a Brown County Probation Violation Warrant. I am very pleased to announce that the “Brown County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Scholarship” application has been finalized and the application forms have been delivered to […]

9th Annual Trick or Treat Night at the Brown County Sheriffs Office

We would like to remind the public that the 9th annual Trick-or-Treat night will be held on Saturday October 29th at the Brown County Sheriffs Office located at 709 Utah Street in Hiawatha. The staff will be on the lookout for ghosts and goblins starting at 6 p.m. and will go until we run out […]

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