Patrol Division


who we are

Captain Walker Andrews

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is overseen by the Patrol Captain, and comprised of approximately 37 State Certified Deputies. The patrol division consists of four separate patrol teams led by a sergeant. There are two lieutenants, one assigned to days and one assigned to nights.

The Patrol Division is a 24-hour, seven day a week operation.

Patrol deputy duties are as diverse as the public they serve.

Duties include:

  •  Traffic enforcement
  •  Motor vehicle accident reporting
  •  Initial criminal case reporting
  •  Domestic violence
  •  Civil disputes
  •  Reports of stray animals
  •  And more…

As with other divisions, some deputies from the Patrol Division help to make up the departmental Tactical Team.

Butler County is the largest county in the State of Kansas (by land area) with 1,472 square miles to patrol, so deputies are constantly on the move.

Due to Butler County’s vast diversity, with the eastern half being mostly agricultural and rural and western half of the county being more suburban and commercial, deputies face a constant challenge dealing with differing lifestyles and cases.

Patrol deputies are typically assigned a geographically sub-divided district as their primary area of responsibility for each shift they work, but they also must remain flexible to respond as needed.

Additional deputies provide full-time service to some of the cities in the county as the primary responsibility as well.

Together, thousands of incidents and calls for service are handled a year.


Interested in Working for Butler County Sheriff Department?

Minimum Qualifications for Deputy Sheriff

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  •  Honorable Discharge from Military Service (if applicable)
  •  United States Citizen
  •  Applicants must successfully pass an intense background investigation.
  • Applicants will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen.
  •  Applicants may not have any felony convictions or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Applicants must be of good moral character.
  •  Applicants shall be conditioned upon the following: The physical ability to perform the duties of his/hers position as verified by occupational performance testing.
  • Average or above average physical condition with weight in proportion to height. No physical or mental condition that hampers performance and causes unnecessary risk to oneself or the community. Able to walk, run, and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to transverse or climb irregular surfaces.
  • Applicants must have a full range of motion, be able to operate Sheriff’s Office firearms and be able to participate in all aspects of physical training.
  •  Normal hearing and olfactory function (sense of smell).
  •  Eyesight requirement of 20/20 or correctable to 20/20 in both eyes. Full color vision or corrected color vision certified by a physician. Night and peripheral vision required.
  •  Demonstrate responsibility and stable behavior in their past employments, financial history, personal relationships, and personality.
  •  Successfully complete the Selection Procedures before eligibility for employment will be granted.
    Applicants must read, write, and speak English fluently.

Applicants must read, write, and speak English fluently.

CRIME TIP HOTLINE 866-484-5924 OR [email protected]