Welcome to the new website for the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

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Lyon County Patrol Division

Patrol is one of the core functions of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. We have 12 deputies and 3 sergeants assigned to the patrol division. The patrol division is responsible for responding to calls for service, traffic enforcement, crime suppression, and suspect apprehension.

Deputies are trained to perform specialized roles for the office. There are patrol deputies on the SRT (Special Response Team), and bike patrol. We also have in-house instructors for firearms, less-lethal munitions, taser, radar and lidar, defensive tactics, and CPR. All of the deputies are certified to operate the intoxilyzer test to determine breath alcohol content.

lyon county sheriff patrol division

Lyon County Volunteer Patrol

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Patrol is a volunteer organization trained to serve as eyes and ears of the Sheriff's Office.

Volunteer Patrol members, working in two-member teams, conduct specific services while driving a Sheriff's vehicle, wearing a designated uniform, and operating within the guidelines of the Sheriff's Office.

When out-of-the-ordinary situations are encountered, official law enforcement persons are called to handle the situation.

lyon county sheriff volunteers helping at a parade


The Volunteer Patrol's role includes the following:

  • Checking property when the owner is gone for a period of time.
  • Checking on shut-ins.
  • Conducting traffic surveys.
  • Patrolling towns in Lyon County.
  • Monitoring infrastructure in Lyon County.
  • Assisting with community events.


Volunteer Patrol members must be 55 years of age or older, hold a valid Kansas driver's license, pass an FBI security check, complete a defensive driving course, be capable of walking (including up and down stairs), work at least a four-hour shift each week, and attend a monthly meeting.


Individuals interested in being involved with Volunteer Patrol should contact the Lyon County Department of Aging, RSVP, at 620-342-6119 to obtain an application.


To request the services of the Volunteer Patrol call the Lyon County Emergency Communications Center at 620-341-3205 or visit: www.lyoncounty911.org/homecheck

deputy checking car seat for safety

Sheriff's Deputy helping with car seat safety checks.