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.

Regional Speed Enforcement

Brown County Sheriff’s Office To Participate in 1st NHTSA Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” Motorists enjoying the first signs of Fall are advised to maintain the speed limit as they travel this weekend. Between September 23-25,the Brown County Sheriff’s Office will join participating law enforcement from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, […]

Hiawatha ACES No Hunger Summer Initiative Lunch Program a big success, volunteers receive recognition

Hiawatha ACES No Hunger Summer Initiative Lunch Program a big success, volunteers receive recognition Three local community volunteers were recognized on the final day of the No Hunger Summer Initiative lunch program held at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on August 12th. The recognition came from Sheriff John Merchant in the form of Certificates of […]

School Starting Safety Concerns

I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that with school starting, we need to exercise a little extra caution when driving. Remember that the kids are going to be focusing on getting to school and starting a new school year so their minds might not be on looking both ways before […]

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