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Agency Mission / Values

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cherokee County Sheriff's office is to provide a high quality, professional public service to the residents of Cherokee County, Kansas; uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Kansas by effectively and indiscriminately enforcing the law; by rendering assistance to the public whenever and wherever necessary; by cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the reduction of unlawful activity and responding to all requests for law enforcement services within Cherokee County, Kansas.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office will strive to always provide a level of service that exceeds the expectations of those we are honored to serve and conduct ourselves in a professional and ethical manner, being mindful of the high level of integrity necessary to ensure the public's trust. 

Agency Values

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office exists to serve the community by preventing crime, enforcing laws, maintaining order and aggressively pursuing criminal offenders. We demand excellence, accountability, cooperation and a strong work ethic in those that serve the public. We value team players, decision makers, problem solvers, laws, human life, the State of Kansas’ Constitution and the Constitution of the United States. We ensure the public trust through our core principles of integrity, teamwork and vigilance.


By choosing a career in law enforcement, we recognize that the community holds us to the highest standards of conduct. Our values are held constantly before us to teach and remind us of our uncompromising allegiance to our core principles. They are the foundation upon which our policies, operations and goals are built. 


Teamwork fosters cooperation, creates and reinforces a positive work culture. We take pride in working collectively with the public and all our law enforcement partners. We will value our fellow employees; strive to treat everyone with the same respect, dignity, courtesy and consistency that we expect from others.


Providing competent, proactive, service oriented policing by developing a diverse, innovative and well-trained work force to achieve our goals.

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