Sumner County, KS
Darren Chambers, Sheriff
About the Sumner County Sheriff's Office

Sumner County Sheriff's Office
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152
The Sumner County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency in Sumner County. The
Sheriff Office is comprised of 66 full-time and 1 part-time employee, both sworn officers and
professional support staff. The Office employs 25 sheriff deputies, 36 detention deputies, and 5
civilian employees. The Sheriff Office provides general law enforcement, detention and court services
for the people of Sumner County in a service area of approximately 1,188 square miles. In addition,
the Sheriff’s Office provides security to the Sumner County Court.  

The Sheriff, elected by the residents of Sumner County, is the chief executive of the Sheriff’s Office.
He manages a 179 bed detention facility as well the 25 sheriff deputies, 32 detention deputies, and 5
civilian employees.  The Sheriff’s Office has one patrol station located at 610 E. Hillside on the north
end of the City of Wellington Kansas. The Sheriff provides full time 24 hours law enforcement
coverage for all of Sumner County.

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office is organized into four general service areas which includes the
        Office of the Sheriff
        Law Enforcement Services (Operations)
        Detention Facility Services
        Court Services (Civil Process)

Law Enforcement Services or Operations
The Sumner County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services for all of Sumner County. In
the unincorporated (non-city) areas, and in the following cities of South Haven, Geuda Springs,
Hunnewell, Mayfield and Milan. The Sheriff's Office serves as their sole law enforcement, providing a
full range of law enforcement services including patrol, traffic and investigative services.   

Detention Services
The Sumner County Sheriff's Office operates one detention facility. Both male arrestees and females
are booked at the Sumner County Detention Facility.  The jail has 180 beds and an average daily
population of 130 inmates.  The Sumner County Detention Facility is also a contracted housing facility
for the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

In order to provide critical services to a daily inmate population of 130, detention is supported by a
state-of-the-art food services production center, comprehensive medical services, laundry,
commissary, and inmate processing services. The inmate’s are provided a number of educational and
rehabilitative programs aimed at improving the reentry success of those returning to our communities.