The functions of the Sheriff's Office include patrol, the investigation of criminal incidents, the service of civil process, jail administration, as well as criminal, civil & tax warrant service. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the processing of concealed carry permits and the registration of sex offenders, violent offenders, and drug offenders.
The Undersheriff plays a critical role in sharing the duties of the overall administration of the office with Sheriff Ridley. The Undersheriff's primary functions include supervision of Patrol, Jail Administration, and conducting criminal investigations. The Undersheriff also represents the Sheriff's Office at community events, a wide variety of board meetings, and at law enforcement conferences.
The Adminstrative Assistant to the Sheriff is tasked with those daily functions that keep the Sheriff's Office running smoothly. Duties include: records management and dissemination, civil process tracking, tax warrants and collections, grant administration, payroll, maintenance of personnel & training files, and accounts payable/receivable.
Administrative Assistant Janet Lonnberg joined the Sheriff's Office in July 2014. Janet has prior experience as an Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff at the Ford County Sheriff's Office, and worked at The Crisis Center in Dodge City prior to that as well as being a substitute teacher and running her own daycare in the past.