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.

Child Car Seat Event

The Brown County Sheriff's Office as well as the Amberwell Hospital of Hiawatha, will be hosting a child car seat check event at the Hiawatha Fisher Center located on East Iowa St on August 3rd 2021 between the hours of 6pm and 8pm. This will be during the National...

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School supply donations 2021

Brown County Sheriff’s Office School Supply Drive Help kids in our county achieve success this school year by donating new school supplies. Drop off school supply donations of all kinds in the lobby of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office - from now through August 13th –...

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Brown County storm info

Many of us were out during storm that hit Brown County on Friday. Most of the county sustained damage due to the high winds, hail and torrential rains. It appeared that the storm was more severe on the west side of Brown County. Buildings were blown over as well as...

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