141 W Elm
Wichita, KS 67203
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Community Liaison Unit
offers several programs that can be given to community groups, church groups and
many other organizations at no charge. Please call 316-660-3920 for more
information or email us at
SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
COMMUNITY LIAISON UNIT
This program is designed to teach children the mechanics of a
bicycle. A deputy will go through the safety features and
explain them to the kids and then have the kids demonstrate that they know how
to properly operate the bicycle. Also discussed is the
importance of wearing a helmet. This is geared toward
elementary aged children.
This program has been designed to enhance the security of
business in Sedgwick County. Suggestions are
given by the Deputy to increase the security of the business reference locks,
windows, doors, landscaping, procedural policy and other prevention tips.
Geared towards adults.
This is an overview of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
including the Reserve Unit and the Cadet program. It is
designed to acquaint citizens of the duties and responsibilities of the office
of Sheriff. Information is given on all four divisions, Road
Patrol, Detectives, Judicial, and the Detention Facility.
Geared towards 9th graders through adults.
This program is designed to give High School Seniors crime
statistics, and safety tips for them from different College’s from around the
state. Also discussed are the drugs most commonly used
to facilitate date rapes.
This program deals with identifying and resolving conflict
without using violence. Basic communication skills are taught
and open communication is encouraged. Participants are
instructed to use non-confrontational conversation to identify and resolve
problems without calling names or using physical violence.
Geared towards 4th and 5th grade students.
This program teaches young people how to make good decisions
by evaluating the consequences of their decision and actions.
The program encourages young people to develop strong decision-making skills.
Geared towards kindergarten through 5th grade students.
This program is designed to help reduce the fear of crime, the
incidents of crime, and to help improve the quality of life.
This is done by looking at ones home or business and the landscaping surrounding
the home or business. This program is offered to adults
and business owners.
This program teaches the seniors in our community how to avoid
becoming a victim of violence, abuse, scams, and frauds. The
program also provides tips on home and travel security measures that the elderly
can use to stay safe at all times. Fears are addressed and
open communication is encouraged. Geared towards adults.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) – D.A.R.E. is being
taught to county elementary schools located within the Sedgwick County area. This is a
very comprehensive 10-week course which the students are taught skills to resist
drugs and alcohol while learning self-esteem and how to deal with peer pressure.
Geared towards 5th grade students. .
The D.A.R.E. vehicle is used in a variety of ways.
It is used in parades and then put on display at several different
Deputy Dan is the mascot of the Sedgwick County Sheriff
Office. He is used in a variety of programs, from parades to
special appearances, such as hospital visitations.
This program is taught to help familiarize and inform students
about the harmful affects of different types of drugs. Power
point is used. Geared toward 9th to 12th grade students it
can also be used for adults.
FOR SUPERVISION – A program to familiarize
individuals with drugs, and other substances that bring about physical,
emotional and/ or mental changes in people. This program will
help supervisors recognize systems or signs of substance abuse in their
employees. Geared towards adults.
The purpose of this program is to educate High School Drivers
Ed students and others of the hazards involved with driving under the influence
of alcohol and/or drugs. A graphic color slide presentation
is used that was put together by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office depicting
local fatal traffic accidents. This program creates a
sobering effect upon attending individuals causing them to seriously consider
the possible consequences of future driving habits. Geared
towards 9th through 12th grade students.
This program is designed to educate children of dangers
involved when handling firearms. The program teaches
youngsters procedures they should act upon when involved in a situation where
firearms are present. Coloring books are used to reinforce
the message taught by the Deputy. Geared towards kindergarten through 8th grade
A program utilizing Deputy Dan and uniformed Sheriff’s
Deputies. This program is designed to bring cheer to
hospitalized children while establishing a better relationship with law
enforcement. Geared towards children of all ages.
A program allowing parents the opportunity to have trained
personnel from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office fingerprint their children
for identification purposes in the case of an accident, kidnapping, lost or
missing child or other emergency. We now offer the
computerized identification system in which the parents are given a disc with
their child’s information. For Children 3 years old and up.
This program provides information on internet safety. It
was put together by the detectives at E.M.C.U. (exploited and missing children’s
unit). The program talks about information sharing and social networks
online as well as online sexual predators. This program includes local
case information. There are three different programs, elementary, high
school and parents.
This program creates a partnership between law enforcement and
youth by providing a positive experience using law enforcement personnel as role
models, building self-esteem, confidence, and trust by involving the
participants in activities that stimulates their interest
This is an overnight camp and participants are assigned
to squads and remain with their squad during the camp. There are show &
tell which to includes: an air ambulance, firefighting vehicles, E.M.S.
ambulance, law enforcement vehicles, and an Army Black Hawk helicopter. There
are fourteen other activities campers participate in:
This is a cornerstone of community policing efforts.
Communication is vital to the success of community policing and the Neighborhood
Watch Program is the catalyst that keeps the line of communication open.
This program encourages cooperation between neighbors and helps them
become familiar with each other and the law enforcement deputies in their area.
This program has proven to be effective in reducing property crimes.
Geared towards adults.
This program has become one of the biggest deterrents to the
criminal in the reduction of property crimes. You can protect
your property by identifying each piece with your
driver’s license number. An engraver is available for use
free of charge from the Community Liaison Unit of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s
Office. For adults.
One of the Sedgwick County Sheriff Office patrol cars will
often be put on display with the D.A.R.E. CAR. This allows the community
to get a look inside it.
This teaches the elementary age student how to deal with
pressure from friends who ask them to do things they know are wrong.
This program is taught to 1st, 2nd and 4th grade students.
It is designed to teach children about sexual abuse and what to do in
case of such an event occurring to them.
Personal Safety programs are custom built for the needs of the
audience. Personal safety can be tailored to addressing the
needs of retail operations, elementary, junior high or high school students,
office or factory worker, handicapped, elderly or other groups with special
needs. The class is designed to provide prevention tips,
discussion and advice on all aspects of personal safety.
Geared towards kindergarten through adult.
This program is designed to offer youth the chance to ask any
and all questions to the Deputy about law enforcement and other issues.
It is geared toward all school age children.
This program has been designed to enhance the security of
residents in Sedgwick County. Suggestions are
given by the Deputy to increase the security of the home in reference to locks,
windows, doors, landscaping, and other crime prevention tips. Geared towards
Rudy is a large remote controlled car that has a siren and
flashing lights. This is a big hit with the younger children.
Rudy can come to special appearances providing there is plenty of room.
This highly educational program was developed to increase
public awareness of the many schemes, scams, frauds, and other rip-offs
prevalent in our society. This program is continuously being
updated by the Sheriff’s Department. Geared toward adults.
A program tailored to increase public awareness concerning
lives and money that could be saved through the use of Child Safety Seats, Motor
Vehicle Seats and Lap Belts. The program targets both adults
and youth. A coloring book is used for the youth.
This program is directed toward children with low self-esteem.
The primary objective is to create self-worth, instill confidence, build
character and establish positive rapport with law enforcement.
Additional support is generated through the use of video tapes and
coloring books stressing self-esteem. Geared towards 1st and
A program that targets elementary children with educational
information on the basic facts about sexual abuse. A special
video on sexual abuse, geared for the younger students, shows situations they
could become involved in. Students learn steps they can take
to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of a sexual abuse situation.
A class discussion is conducted giving students a chance to interact with the
Deputy. Geared towards kindergarten through 6th grade students.
This program provides information to retail employees that
will help them prevent or reduce shoplifting incidents through positive
interaction with customers and proper merchandising techniques.
The program is also presented to management to provide them with
information on how to reduce employee theft. Geared towards
This program targets pre-schools and elementary schools.
Also Brownie and Girl Scout Troops, Cub and Boy Scout Troops, etc.
A uniformed Deputy explains “Stranger/Danger” information along with the
importance of knowing pertinent information about yourself and family, and
learning 911 procedures. A coloring book is used to reinforce
the Safety message. Geared towards pre-school through 5th
Designed to address growing concerns in the work environments,
this program deals with identifying potentially volatile situations.
This class looks at various clues that would indicate employee violence
might take place and how to address problem situations. The
primary focus of the class is on prevention rather than intervention or
Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but is merely intended to convey
general information commonly encountered when dealing with the subjects
discussed herein. Because laws can change very rapidly, we cannot guarantee that
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or accurate. Additionally, laws differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and
are subject to interpretation of courts located in each county. Legal advice
must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case and the information
provided herein may not be an appropriate fit for your particular situation. The
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