Message from your Sheriff

As we continue to see civil unrest throughout our nation, I and the men and women of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office want to remind you of our commitment to ensure the safety and security of all people.  As your Sheriff, I will support the Constitution of the United States and the State of Kansas.  I not only support our citizens First Amendment right to peaceably assemble but also the right of you and your family to feel safe, even within the walls of your own home.

Everyone has the expectation to live in a safe and family-friendly community. As your Sheriff, I want to do everything I can to safeguard those feelings of security within our community for all residents and businesses.  We value our strong relationship with our community and continually strive to serve our citizens with honor, integrity, and compassion – every day.

Actions speak louder than words.  Please know that each deputy receives training every year that ensures proper force is used during every arrest and racial or bias-based policing is prevented. Since 2011, we have invested in and equipped our officers with body-worn cameras which allow us to hold ourselves accountable while providing transparency to our community. We take any complaint of racial discrimination or excessive force seriously. We monitor and keep track of all complaints to ensure our deputies do not directly or indirectly discriminate or selectively enforce our laws. Violations of our procedures and policies are not tolerated. 

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office partners with civic leaders to ensure an open dialogue between our agency and representatives of the communities we serve.  Such organizations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Johnson County NAACP
  • Olathe Latino Leadership Network
  • Bienvenidos KC, Inc.
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
  • Mid-American Asian Culture Association
  • Dialogue Institute of Southwest-Kansas Chapter
  • Johnson County Q-Space

The men and women who wear the badge of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office are people who uphold the constitution and serve our community – regardless of race, gender, religion, or orientation - with duty, honor, and service. We are everyone’s Sheriff’s Office; we are proud of Johnson County’s diversity and make every effort to reflect that within our agency.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office service to our community, I would be honored to hear from you. Please see the quick reference links below detailing our Use of Force Policy, Biased-Based Policing Policy as well as how to file a commendation or complaint.

Use of Force Policy

Racial or Biased-Based Policing

File a Compliment or Complaint

 

Very Respectfully,

Calvin H. Hayden

Sheriff