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.
Processing inmates in and out of the facility
Transporting inmates to court and to the Kansas Department of Corrections
Public and inmate safety
Work/school release program
Job search program
Confined inmate worker(trustee) program
Inmate labor details