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Welcome to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Public Information Office. Our section serves as the center for public and media communications by disseminating information through multiple outlets including news, web and social media.

The Public Information staff is responsible for gathering and distributing news to media outlets throughout the greater Kansas City area as well as across the State of Kansas, and the United States. These deputies respond to questions about the many Johnson County Sheriff’s Office public events, programs, public issues, and emergency events.

The Public Information Office is a multifaceted section with many responsibilities including: internal information dissemination through periodicals, designing multimedia productions, sheriff’s office function photography, maintaining the public web site content as well as answering questions from citizens and the media, writing press releases, social media and coordinating media events.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to being transparent by providing the public with information about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and how we do it.

You can get more information about our agency by joining us on one of our social media sites:

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us On Facebook

Watch Us On YouTube

You can also get the latest news about the Sheriff's Office by visiting: 

Press Releases 


Contact Information:

Deputy Claire Canaan
Public Information Officer
Phone: 913-522-0231                                                                                                                                                  E-Mail:  

Deputy Richard Howell
Public Information Officer
Phone: 913-522-0231

Major Michael Pfannenstiel
Phone: 913-715-5512


Alternative contact:

Watch Commanders: 913-715-5400

Last updated: 3/9/2017 10:56:28 AM