Sheriff’s Office

 A Message from the Sheriff

To the Citizens of Cowley County,

In an effort to be as accessible as possible, in terms of records, information, questions, ideas, criticism, and comments, this website was established.

The information on this website is public information and also available at the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office located in the Courthouse upon request.

This website is part of our continuing effort to make as much information public and conveniently accessible as the law allows.

We invite your comments or questions on the citizen feedback form located else where in this website.

I hope that you find this service of value and use.  We will continue to find other ways to provide improved service to the Citizens of Cowley County.

Respectfully,
Don Read
Sheriff of Cowley County

Office Personnel

Patrol Division Corrections Support Staff
24 Full-time Sworn Officers 21 Full-time Officers 2 Administrative Assistants
10 Part-time Sworn Officers 5 Part-time Officers 1 Part-time Administrative Assistants
1 Full-time Jail Nurse  4 Part-time Jail Nurses

See the organizational structure.

Patrol Area

 Area of Cowley County  1,128 Square Miles
 State and Federal Highways  US 77, US 160, US 166, K-55, & K-15
 Cowley County Blacktop Roads  294 Miles
 Cowley County Gravel Roads  49 Miles
 Cowley Co. Township Gravel Roads  1,272 Miles
 Population of Cowley County  36,291
 County Townships  25
 Cities  7
 Cowley County Seat  Winfield
 Judicial District  19th

 Department Statistics

Year Accidents Arrests Warrants Call Logs Cases
2004 468 315 378 1,899 1,048
2005 438 557 490 3,024 1,011
2006 494 628 554 2,896 1,125
2007 492 309 599 3,210 1,160
2008 475 304 514 3,425 1,170
2009 460 229 470 4,390 1,025
2010 446 264 532 5,015 1,057
2011 403 232 571 5,295 922
2012 386 218 435 5,425 940
Year Citations Warnings Civil Process Paid Overtime Unpaid Overtime
2004 2,705 197 7,524 1,593 1,846
2005 885 1,536 8,334 1,622 1,865
2006 1,522 2,224 9,352 589 1,535
2007 2,250 2,848 9,903 838 2,128
2008 1,777 2,158 10,800 981 2,326
2009 1,963 2,961 10,720 1,300 2,362
2010 1,416 2,795 11,017 1,999.5 1,533.50
2011 1,155 2,325 10,385 1,466 2,741.25
2012 1,014 1,911 11,090 1,806 2,663

 Average Daily Jail Population and Daily Inmate Housing Cost

Year Average Population Daily Inmate Housing Cost
2009 108 $31.27
2010 106 $32.82
2011 111 $32.65
2012 130 $32.28
Year Total Overtime Patrol Miles P.T. Hours Volunteered P.T. Hours Paid
2004 3,439 43,512
2005 3,487 373,358
2006 2,124 479,686 242 1,500
2007 2,966 535,162 1,412 1,649
2008 3,307 530,528 2,223 1,328
2009 3,662 551,559 1,744 931
2010 3,533 565,233 1,137.25 2,362.25
2011 4,207.25 512,531  490 1,724.75
2012 4,469 538,344 325  1,216
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