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Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence Police Department Jointly Apply for Grant Wednesday, 15 July 2015 The Lawrence Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have applied for the 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Award. This joint application is for improvement to landline phone communication systems. Read the Full Story
Safe Disposal of Medication Program Monday, 22 July 2013 The Sheriff’s Office has established a permanent medications collection program in Douglas County.  With our “Safe Disposal of Medication Program” the community now has a way to properly and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and unused medications throughout the year. Read the Full Story
Smart 911 Thursday, 18 July 2013 Smart911 is a free service brought to you by Emergency Communications (911) of Douglas County, Kansas. It is 100% private and secure. It could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Read the Full Story
Hunter Education Program Tuesday, 09 April 2013 The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office supports the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Hunter Education Program which is sponsored by the Lawrence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2. All persons born after July 1, 1957 are required to pass a Hunter Education Program to hunt.  There is no fee for the class. Read the Full Story

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office provides effective and efficient public safety services, knowing that integrity is the basis for community trust. We are committed to professional excellence, continued personal improvement, teamwork, and meeting the future needs of the community.


The Sheriff's Office is divided into two main administrative areas:





Jim Martin
111 East 11th Street
Phone: (785) 841-0007
Fax: (785) 841-5168


Gary Bunting
3601 East 25th Street
 Phone:(785) 830-1000
Fax: (785) 830-1085



Sheriff Ken McGovern