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.

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 […]

Dallas Texas Police Department

We at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office are once again saddened by the news of the recent tragedy that has unfolded in Dallas Texas. We would like to express our sincerest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all the families of our brothers in blue effected at this most difficult of times. A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER […]


Yet another new scam has surfaced in Brown County. Scammers are calling county residents who have DISH Network and informing them that their receivers are out of date and not compatible with the new satellite configuration. They are informing residents they will have to pay an additional $250 for the upgraded system. County residents have […]

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