About the Sheriff's Office
Jeff Easter is a native of Kansas. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Friends University. He began his law enforcement career in 1989 with the Wichita Police Department. Since that time, Sheriff Easter has worked as a patrol officer, Narcotics Detective, DEA task force detective, Patrol Sergeant, Night Investigations Sergeant, SCAT Sergeant, Watch Commander, Felony/Gang Unit Commander and was the Patrol North Captain when he retired from with Wichita Police Department in 2012.
On December 17, 2012, Jeff took office as the 40th Sheriff of Sedgwick County. The Sheriff’s Office is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Kansas. Sheriff Easter directs 537 employees assigned to the four bureaus.
The Sheriff’s Office is organized into four bureaus, Administration, Detention, Law Enforcement and Reserve Bureaus along with the Professional Standards Unit (PSU), which reports directly to Sheriff Easter. The Detention Bureau is further organized into a Support Division and the Operations Division. The Law Enforcement Bureau is divided into the Patrol Division, Investigations Division and Judicial Division. The Administration Bureau comprises of the Administration Division and the Support Division.
Each bureau is essential to upholding our Core Values of Integrity, Duty, Ethics, Attitude, Leadership, and Service.
The Administration Bureau is responsible for the day to day support of all of the Sheriff's office. Sheriffs Administration handles purchasing and accounts payable, Tax Sales, and is also where the Sheriff's Professional Standards Unit is located. The Support Division falls under the Administration Bureau. The Support Division does just that, it supports both the Detention Bureau and the Law Enforcement Bureau.
- Sheriff Administration Office
- Support Division handles
The Sedgwick County Adult Detention Bureau is made of up two divisions, Operations and Support.
The Operations Division is the largest division in the Sheriff’s Office and is responsible for the day in and day out operations of the Adult Detention Facility.
The Support Division does just that, it supports the Operation Division of the Detention Facility. The inmate mail, programs that are offered to inmates are coordinated here, the religious
One function of the division is to oversee a number of programs available to inmates, they are; GED classes, Alcoholics Anonymous, Anger Management, Parenting Classes, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Re-Entry Program (back into the community) and religious services, to name only a few. There are also forty-eight religious services with approximately two hundred and twenty volunteers meeting the spiritual needs of the inmates.
Law Enforcement Bureau
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Bureau is made up of divisions; Road Patrol, Investigations and Judicial.
- In the Road Patrol division they are responsible for daily patrols including traffic enforcement, responding to calls that are dispatched through 911, Community Policing, Drug Interdiction,
- Investigations is where detectives investigate cases and solve crimes
- Judicial is responsible for
- Court Security
- Transporting Inmates
- Civil Process
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has a Reserve Unit. These men and women volunteer their time and go through a Reserve Academy. Our Reserve Deputies help out in all aspects in the Sheriff's Office. They can be assigned to the Law Enforcement Bureau, where they go out on calls and work traffic incidents, or they may be assigned to the Judicial Division where they help with court details or work within the extradition unit.