Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Mission Statement

The Warrant Office of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens through acceptance of our social responsibilities as a law enforcement agency, and preservation of human life through execution and enforcement of our laws and warrants.


The goals of the Warrant Office are as follows:

  1. To perform the functions and duties of the Warrant Office in a professional manner at all times.
  2. To treat all individuals, public and private, with respect.
  3. To be courteous and respectful of any person accused of a crime.
  4. To focus on teamwork with co-workers and other law enforcement agencies to enable a timely and efficient manner when receiving and serving warrants or executing any legal proceedings.


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Warrant Office is staffed by two (2) civilian personnel and one Warrant Officer.  The Warrant Office receives and tracks rougly 2,600 warrants annually.  Approximately five (5) percent of the annual warrants are received from other counties in Kansas and/or other states who request assistance with serving warrants in Douglas County.  With the help of the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, we serve over 2,300 of those warrants yearly.  Annually, the Douglas County Sheriff's office extradites approximately 30-40 fugitives from other states to appear in court on their charges in Douglas County.

The Warrant Office also provides electronic tracking of all warrants received by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.  Two systems are available, and both may be utilized depending on the severity of the crime.  Certain warrants are entered into the Kansas Hot Files, which is a database that can be viewed via authorized access, by a law enforcement agency in the State of Kansas.  Warrants received for crimes that are determined to be more severe are entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC).  The NCIC is a national law enforcement tracking database that can be viewed by agencies across the United States.

For further information contact the Warrants Office .

Sheriff Ken McGovern