StaffThe Butler County Sheriff's Office's Patrol Division is overseen by the patrol captain, and comprised of approximately 37 state-certified deputies. They are separated into four crews or shifts. Each crew is led by a shift lieutenant and is comprised of a shift sergeant and patrol deputies.
About the Division & Patrol AreaThe Patrol Division is a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation. Butler County is the largest county in the State of Kansas (by land area) with 1,472 square miles to patrol, so deputies are constantly on the move. Due to Butler County's vast diversity, with the eastern half of the county being mostly agricultural and rural and western half being more suburban and commercial, deputies face a constant challenge dealing with differing lifestyles and cases.
Patrol deputies are typically assigned a geographically subdivided district as their primary area of responsibility for each shift they work, but they also must remain flexible to respond as needed. Additional deputies provide full-time service to some of the cities in the county as their primary responsibility as well. Together, thousands of incidents and calls for service are handled a year.