The Platte County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the protection of the people of Platte County and the professional enforcement of local, state, and federal laws. In accomplishing our mission the men and women of the Sheriff's Office, who are themselves members of the community, will provide prompt and efficient response to those they serve. The Platte County Sheriff's Office values public trust and the confidence of our citizens. The Sheriff is the Chief Executive and Administrator of the Sheriff's Office. He oversees the Patrol Division, the Detention Division and the Communication Division. The Platte County Sheriff serves as an elected official, with a four year term.

The Platte County Sheriff:

  1. Is elected by the citizens of the County and serves a four-year term.
  2. Appoints an Undersheriff and Deputy Sheriffs.
  3. Is custodian of jail and prisoners; as well as all records.
  4. Serves and executes all processes, writs, precepts, and orders issued by any court of record in the County or other lawful authority in all criminal and civil cases.
  5. Preserves peace and enforces all State Statutes and County Resolutions.
  6. Keeps cashbook, receipts, and collects fees. Pay and account for all monies, which come into the office, as provided by law.
  7. Has Law Enforcement jurisdiction throughout the entire County.
  8. Is responsible for search and rescue operations within the County.


The Administration Section consists of two full time administrative secretary- The secretaries handle all correspondence, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, civil process, abandoned vehicles, compile and maintain records and files, monthly and yearly reports, personnel files, etc.

The Patrol Division consists of Sheriff David Russell, Undersheriff Ward McConahay, and eight Deputy Sheriffs. Patrol duties consist of patrolling the county, answering requests for assistance calls from the public, investigating crimes, serving civil process, enforcing state statutes, serving arrest warrants, and writing reports.

The Detention Division consists of Administrator Captain Will Kirlin, 14 Detention Deputies. Their duties consist of taking care of all prisoners incarcerated, transporting prisoners, extraditions of prisoners, and providing a safe and secure detention center. We also have one medical staff and four kitchen workers.

The Communication Division consists of Lieutenant Anthony Krotz and 6 Dispatchers. The Communication Division dispatches for all city and county law enforcement agencies, as well as all fire and ambulance services in the county. Some other duties consist of answering all 911 calls, maintaining active warrant files, answering phones, giving road reports and files, and providing registration and Driver's License information at Law Enforcement Officer's request, etc.