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Detention Center

Maintaining and operating the detention center is one of the statutory requirements of the sheriff. The sheriff is required to hold inmates for all felony and misdemeanor cases filed in Lyon County District Court. To meet this requirement, the Lyon County Sheriff has a 163-bed adult Detention Center.

The Detention Center is staffed with 40 detention officers, a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse and 5 cooks. They are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the inmates.

Detention Staff Responsibilities

Processing inmates in and out of the facility

Transporting inmates to court and to the Kansas Department of Corrections

Public and inmate safety


Meal calls

Work/school release program

Job search program

Confined inmate worker(trustee) program

Inmate labor details

Current Openings


Detention Officer
This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Performs assigned duties to assure efficient and lawful operation of the Detention Center. More Info

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