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We, at the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, are dedicated to helping
citizens combat crime in their neighborhoods. But we need your help!
The National Institute of Justice states crime prevention
is any activity, public or private, that reduces criminal behavior.
Every crime must have three elements: an offender, a victim, and an opportunity. Remove any one element and no crime can occur.
By utilizing crime prevention techniques around your home, work place, and
vehicles, you can decrease your chances of becoming a victim!
The information found on this website is intended to assist in educating you on
types of criminal activity within Sedgwick County. You will find articles that
will provide helpful resources in protecting yourself and your loved ones.
If you have any questions about what you
could do to help protect yourself and your property, please call either your
Community Liaison Unit at (316) 660-3920 or your Community Policing Unit at
Animal abuse and neglect is a commonplace occurrence in the state of Kansas.
Often, the only way for animal abuse and neglect to be identified and combated
is for concerned citizens to contact their local law enforcement agency or
animal control department.
Animal fighting, in various forms, has been around for quite a
while. Certain cultures have considered multiple forms of animal
fighting to be entertaining and have celebrated this brutal
sport by making it a spectator event. Animal fighting does occur
in Sedgwick County in several forms and various county agencies
are working together to help fight this.
This article is designed to educate citizens about auto theft in their area and
what they can do to help prevent themselves from becoming victims.
Information and tips to assist in registering your bicycle through a
national database and keeping your bike from being stolen.
Information and tips to assist you in preventing Burglaries in Sedgwick County.
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.
The objective of this program is to efficiently get information regarding stolen
farm equipment, construction equipment, livestock, and suspicious activities
distributed across Sedgwick and the surrounding counties through an email or
text distribution system. Currently there are over 200 participants across 32
counties in Kansas and it is actively growing.
Help reduce your chances of being a victim of crime by utilizing CPTED (Crime
Prevention Through Environmental Design).
Domestic violence is a crime that occurs in every community
in the world. Men, women, children, and animals have all become victims of this
offense and many have not made it out of their households in time.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is committed to eliminating gang violence
in our community. In order to achieve this goal a Gang Unit has been established
which focuses on monitoring and suppressing gang activity within Sedgwick
This article is designed to define hoarding and to discuss
some of the psychological aspects of the phenomenon. It will also give
readers some suggestions on what can be done if they are seeking help for
themselves or a hoarding that they know in their community.
The Neighborhood Watch program encourages cooperation
between neighbors and helps them become familiar with each other and the law
enforcement deputies in their area.
Information and tips to assist you in obtaining Protection from Abuse or
A “runaway” is a child that is absent from the home without permission for any
length of time. The common misconception is that you must wait at least 24 hours
to report your child to local law enforcement.
A program that allows law enforcement the ability to better serve and protect
elderly and disabled persons.
Sex crimes against children are particularly heinous and unfortunately,
underreported. There are numerous Kansas statutes that outline these types of
out of every 6 American women and 1 out of every 33 American men
have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
Information and tips to assist you in preventing and
The Mission of
Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community
so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and
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