The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is concerned with citizens’ personal safety and the protection of their property. In this regard, a number of crime prevention programs have been developed to reduce the potential for crimes against county residents.
A Sergeant and seven Deputies staff the Agency’s Community Services Unit. This Unit is comprised of the Public Information Officer, School Resource Officers, DARE Officers and Crime Prevention Officers. The Unit is available to make public presentations for organizations, community groups, churches and schools throughout Shawnee County on a variety of topics. Programs/Topics include: Home and Business Security Surveys, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Surveys; Child Safety; Senior Safety; Child I.D.; Record it, Report it & Recover it; Neighborhood Watch; Summer Youth Academy; Citizens Academy and DARE.
The Community Services Unit conducts annually a Citizens Academy and a Summer Youth Academy. The DARE program is taught to over 600 sixth-grade students every year and is offered in the Seaman and Shawnee Heights School Districts. The DARE program has one full-time and two part-time instructors. The Crime Prevention Officer coordinates the Neighborhood Watch Program.
- Lieutenant Jay Simecka
- Public Information Officer · 785.368.2217
- Sergeant Todd Stallbaumer
- Community Services Supervisor · 785.368.2216
- Deputy Justin Boyles
- Crime Prevention Officer, Neighborhood Watch coordinator, Citizens Academy coordinator and part-time DARE instructor · 785.368.2265
- Deputy Shayna Anderson
- DARE instructor · 785.368.2330