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Web Site Usage

Both the Booking Recap and In Custody (Inmate Roster) reports can be found under the CORRECTIONS menu, Inmate Reports, “Live” Inmate Reports or click HERE.

You can send a cancelation request using the Webmaster Contact Form HERE

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Douglas County Correctional Facility data dashboards can be found under the CORRECTIONS menu option.

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How do I?

Detailed information can be found HERE.

Inmate Banking and Service Account information can be found HERE.

For accident reports that occurred in the Lawrence city limits you can locate your report on the Lawrence Police Department’s website HERE.

For Douglas County Sheriff’s Office accident reports, you can submit an open records request HERE.

If you were involved in the accident, incurred property damage, or a relative of someone involved in the accident, the report is free. Come to the Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours or call to have a copy mailed or faxed to you.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Attorneys, insurance companies, or anyone not involved in the accident, may obtain a copy of the report by submitting a $5.00 fee.

Make checks payable to:

Douglas County Sheriff
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
111 E. 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Use our web request form HERE or contact the Sheriff’s Office Records Custodian\Freedom of Information Officer at 785-832-5211.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrest records are not disseminated to the public. Douglas County Correctional Facility bookings can be found under the CORRECTIONS menu, Inmate Reports HERE.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office does not run background checks on individuals or for employers.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) allows the release of Kansas criminal history records to the general public as well as to a variety of users with specific rights and entitlements. These record checks are fee-based and both the fee and extent of information released is dependent on your status and the reason for which you are requesting records. Check their website HERE for more information, or contact them at (785) 896-8200.

For Douglas County court records information contact the Clerk of the District Court at (785) 832-5253. For city of Lawrence information contact Municipal Court at (785) 832-6190.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office does not run background checks on individuals or for employers.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) allows the release of Kansas criminal history records to the general public as well as to a variety of users with specific rights and entitlements. These record checks are fee-based and both the fee and extent of information released is dependent on your status and the reason for which you are requesting records. Check their website HERE for more information, or contact them at (785) 896-8200.

For Douglas County court records information contact the Clerk of the District Court at (785) 832-5253. For city of Lawrence information contact Municipal Court at (785) 832-6190.

If you suspect criminal or drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Nexus Unit at 785-330-2815 or submit an anonymous tip using the Web Form HERE.

Complaints may be accepted by any Douglas County Sheriff’s Office supervisor or you may contact the Internal Affairs Division directly. Complaints may be received verbally or in writing and in person, by telephone, by mail or by our online form HERE. You may also use the Public Complaint Form attached to the Internal Affairs Division brochure which is available in all public access areas of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office facilities.

During non-business hours, complaints may be directed to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Shift Supervisor.

If you received extraordinary service from a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office employee or witnessed something that deserves special recognition, we encourage you to tell us so we may share your thoughts with that employee(s) and with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office family.  You may contact Internal Affairs, or use our online commendation form HERE.

Your appreciation and encouragement are important to us.

Does the Sheriff's Office?

Yes, by appointment. You can schedule using this web site. First register for a free login account. Then select SERVICES, Fingerprint Appointment Scheduling for more information and to book your appointment.

There is no charge for Douglas County Residents.

The Lawrence Police Department no longer does fingerprint cards.

Due to the overwhelming response by the public, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is not accepting stuffed animals at this time.  We suggest you contact the Douglas County Fire & Medical Service, the women’s shelters, Penn House or other local charity groups.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office maintains a “Deer List,” a list of county residents we can call to respond and remove deer that are killed in non-hunting situations such as car accidents. Douglas County residents who meet the following requirements may apply to be added to the list.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid Kansas driver’s license or ID, and have access to a vehicle when called to pick up a deer.  Only one person per household may be on the list. More information and an application can be found HERE.

Yes, by appointment. More information can be found HERE.

Where do I go for?
Judicial and Law Enforcement Center 

111 East 11th Street              Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Tel: (785) 841-0007                        

 
Tell Court Security at the entrance you are there for your fingerprint appointment and they will assist you.

Lawrence Municipal Court

One Riverfront Plaza
Suite 310
Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone: (785) 832-6190
Fax: (785) 832-6199

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eudora Municipal Court

930 Main St.
Eudora, KS 66025

Phone: (785) 542-4113
Fax: (785) 542-2804

Contact for office hours and availability.

Baldwin City Municipal Court

803 8th Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Phone: (785) 594-6821 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Douglas County Correctional Facility

3601 East 25th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Tel: (785) 830-1000             

 
The lobby Officer at the reception desk will assist you.

Bring your course completion certificate and completed application to

Douglas County Correctional Facility

3601 East 25th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Tel: (785) 830-1000             

 
The lobby Officer at the reception desk will assist you.
What's the difference between?

Think short-term and long-term.

Jails are most often run by sheriffs and/or local governments and are designed to hold individuals awaiting trial or a serving short sentences (in Kansas, inmates serving 364 days or less serve their time in jail).

Prisons are operated by state governments and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and are designed to hold individuals convicted of crimes.

Jails operate work release programs, boot camps, and other specialized services. They try to address educational needs, substance abuse needs, and vocational needs while managing inmate behavior. Inmate idleness contributes to management problems.  State prison systems operate halfway houses, work release centers and community restitution centers – all considered medium or minimum custody. Inmates assigned to such facilities are usually reaching the end of their sentences.

There are approximately 3,600 jails in the United States.

Civil cases are generally brought by private individuals or corporations seeking to collect money owed or monetary damages.  A criminal case is brought by the local, state or federal government in response to a suspected violation of law and seeks a fine, a jail sentence or both.

According to Kansas Statutes, a sexual offender is a person convicted of (or who has pled no contest or guilty to) a sex offense involving a minor and who is released on or after October 1, 1997 from the sanction (e.g., fine, incarceration, probation, etc.) imposed as a result of the offense. Offenses include, but aren’t limited to, child pornography, sexual performance by a child under 18 and procuring a person under 18 for purposes of prostitution. Consult the Kansas Statutes for a complete listing of offenses.

A predator designation requires that a person be convicted of a first-degree felony sex crime or two second-degree felony sex crimes (with offenses, convictions or release from court sanctions occurring within 10 years) and which occurred after October 1, 1993. In addition, the court must issue a written order finding for predator status.

The main difference is the area of jurisdiction.  A sheriff’s office provides law enforcement services and/or jail services for a county or other civil subdivision of a state.  A police department serves a specific municipality, city, town or village.  Often, cities contract for law enforcement services with the county sheriff’s office.

General

If you have lost your license tag or suspect it was stolen, file a police report and get a case number. You won’t be able to replace your tag without that case number.

Call Dispatch non-emergency number at (785) 843-0250 and a deputy will stop by to take a report. If you reside outside the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office  jurisdiction, contact your local police department. Once you have the case number, apply for your new tag at the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles office.

Because of the way cellular telephone calls are routed, calls to 9-1-1 may not reach the proper dispatch operators. Generally, the police agency that receives a cellular 9-1-1 call is determined by the origination of the call in relation to a specific cellular tower.

If you are reporting an emergency via cellular telephone, it’s crucial to inform the 9-1-1 operator of your exact location. The appropriate and closest response can then be activated.

The SMART 911 service can help. More information can be found HERE.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office serves the residents of Douglas County, Kansas. This includes the cities of Lawrence, Eudora, Baldwin City and Lecompton as well as townships and unincorporated areas within the county.

“Technically” we’re open 24-7, but our office hours are:

Judicial & Law Enforcement Center Reception Desk

Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Douglas County Corrections Facility

Lobby area open 24 hours.

Reception Desk Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

DGSO and Court Holidays when our main office and DCCF Reception Desk are closed are posted in red on the Calendar HERE.