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Members of Sheriff's Office Receive National Recognition


 Sgt. Trent Martin, Office Manager Janis Echard and Sgt. Travis Fields

Sgt. Trent Martin, Office Manager Janis Echard and Sgt. Travis Fields

Three members of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office recently received a National Certificate of Recognition for their exceptional public safety efforts in sex offender management.

"Our office is responsible for the management and registration of over 150 offenders who live and work in Cherokee County," according to Sheriff David Groves.

"One of our priorities when it comes to registered sex, drug and violent offenders, is to provide citizens the accurate information they need to keep their families safe while also holding those offenders who fail to comply with the Kansas Offender Registration Act, accountable.  That priority is demonstrated year-round by Sergeant Detective Travis Fields, Sergeant Detective Trent Martin and Administrative Office Manager Janis Echard, all of whom work diligently to ensure a high compliance rate and whose efforts have contributed to Cherokee County exceeding the national average of participation from residents who receive alerts when an offender moves into their neighborhood.

The Certificates of Recognition from Mike Cormaci, President of Covington, Louisiana based OffenderWatch, the industry standard for sex offender registry management, which works with over 3,500 agencies across the country, notes Sgt. Fields, Sgt. Martin and Mrs. Echard, "implemented policies and procedures well above the ordinary minimum requirements set forth by state law, so as to ensure the law enforcement community and citizens are made aware of offender movements, status changes and risks."

"I'm proud of the members of our team who have received this deserving recognition, because their hard work helps keep families in our community safe," concluded Sheriff Groves.

Residents wishing to receive email alerts when an offender moves within a two-mile radius of their home, daycare, parks, swimming pool, child's school, or any other location, can do so at no charge by visiting




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