Detention Bureau

The Detention Bureau is the “Gate Keeper” to the criminal justice system in Sedgwick County.  Over three hundred men and women work around the clock, seven days a week to ensure the safety of the public, inmates and themselves.  The Bureau is responsible for the main facility located at 141 W. Elm.  

The Detention Bureau of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is composed of the Operations, Support, and Special Projects Divisions.  Each has a vital role in the efficient operation of the detention facility.  The Operations Division addresses the day-to-day work and concerns of housing at times, over 1,500 inmates in a safe, secure, and humane manner.  The Support Division provides those necessary services to augment and support the Operations Division. The Special Projects Division is responsible for future planning and research, grant management, and oversight of the Flex Team, and Detention K-9 Unit.

To become a detention deputy requires that one must first pass a rigorous background investigation, followed by seven weeks of formal academy instruction. 

Several specialized areas of training are provided also: