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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is responsible for a wide range of criminal justice related activities including inmate transportation, court services and law enforcement.

Whether you live in a city or in urban or rural Johnson County, you receive a wide variety of services from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. In the urban or rural unincorporated areas, deputies are the primary first responders when you call 911.

There are federal and state mandated training for licensees. The number of hours and what type of training the individual must have varies from the license the individual holds. We have a total of 13 departments with a $25.6M budget.

Johnson County spans over 734 square miles with a population of over 160,000 people. People living in Johnson County are protected by dozens of resources, programs, emergency equipment, and highly trained law enforcement officers.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office prides itself in making sure its office is prepared for all ranges of emergencies and is able to respond within a moment’s notice.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has teams that are well-equipped and trained to deal with incidents that pose a high risk to public safety, such as hostage situations, barricaded suspects, drug trafficking, search and rescue, and gang enforcement. The teams ensure highly trained specialists are available whenever needed in any part of the county. You can be proud of the services you receive from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. We are working hard every day to provide the most competent, courteous and effective law enforcement services in the country. Other duties include:

Sheriff King carries the commission for all sworn and non-sworn personnel. This totals to 383 active peace officers, jailers, and telecommunicators licensees. Once hired on as a jailer and telecommunicator, a temporary license is issued. The individual is held to the same standards as a permanent license. During the one year, the individual is required to go through training and pass the state exam. Temporary licenses expire one year from the date of appointment or upon the third failure of the licensing exam. Temporary licenses for Peace Officers do not exist, as they must go through Police Academy and pass the state exam.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office to be responsive to the calls for services from the citizens of Johnson County, regardless of the nature of the call or the standing of the caller. It is also the mission of this office to be fiscally responsible. It is our duty to keep the community abreast of matters that affect their safety, cooperating with the media, continuing the education of all personnel, and implement modern technology with the cooperation of local, state and federal agencies in matters of mutual interest.

We are a passionate law enforcement family whose members are our greatest asset. We strive to improve livability for our citizens through public interaction, dedication, and partnership with the community. Our family is proud to take care of yours.

Law Enforcement Oath 

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare or others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen enforcement.