Sumner County, KS
Darren Chambers, Sheriff

Sumner County Sheriff's Office
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152
The Sheriff’s Office provides general and specialized investigative services throughout Sumner County
based upon the need for countywide jurisdiction to conduct an investigation and upon the availability of
investigative resources in a local police department. Investigative services are organized into the
functional groups of Crimes Against Persons, Crimes Against Property, Drug Enforcement, Crime Scene
processing, Crime Analysis and Street Drug Enforcement.

Sheriff’s investigators are assigned crimes reported in the unincorporated areas of Sumner County and
at times from seven (7) of the cities within the county. Investigative staff routinely collaborates with
investigators from area police departments as well as with state and federal investigative agencies in
order to share information, leads and resources. Sheriff’s Investigators provide training on investigative
methods to other law enforcement agencies as requested.

Investigators are assigned reported violations of Kansas criminal law that occur within Sumner County
and it is their responsibility to gather both the physical evidence and factual information required to
identify and apprehend offenders and to assist the County Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of those
offenders. Investigators are assigned to crimes that vary from homicide, robbery, sexual offenses,
burglary, credit card and identity fraud, computer crime, and missing person cases. Investigators also
serve search warrants and subpoenas in the course of their investigations.

The investigative division has a local laboratory which is used to process evidence.  This facility assists
other agencies with processing evidence, fingerprint comparison and packaging evidence to be sent to
State and Federal Laboratories.
Lt. Keith Bristor, Investigations Supervisor
Sgt. Roger Church, Detective
Deputy Frances Stevenson, Detective
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