Business & Residential Checks
At the request of county residents and businesses, deputies provide security checks as part of their patrolling duties. As part of those checks, deputies inspect the interior and exterior of the home or business, which includes door locks, lighting, alarms, safes, and windows.
Vacation House Checks
Additionally, county residents may also request a vacation house check if they plan to be out of town. These residential checks are conducted daily, which not only ensure extra security but peace of mind for the homeowner.
Child Safety Seat Checks
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office conducts several child safety seat clinics each year designed to educate parents in the proper installation of car seats. Additionally, deputies, who have been specially trained as child safety seat technicians, are also available at the Sheriff’s Office to check a resident’s car seat. Simply call the Sheriff’s Office to make an appointment.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office routinely conducts sobriety checkpoints throughout the year. Checkpoints are used to detect and deter impaired drivers, and as a means to educate the public about the dangers of impaired driving and its true cost to society.
Traffic Enforcement / Accident Investigation
Sheriff’s deputies conduct random patrols and selective enforcement efforts targeting state traffic violations, suspended, and revoked drivers. Patrol efforts are also aimed at finding impaired drivers, thereby reducing the number of injuries and fatalities on county roadways. In addition to enforcing state traffic laws, deputies also respond to and conduct investigations into minor and injury accidents occurring on county roadways.
Technical Accident Investigations
When fatality or critical injury accidents occur, a team of deputies, who have received advanced training in the field of accident investigation, respond to the scene to identify the underlying causes. In turn, this allows the sheriff’s office to target dangerous driving behaviors, and, in turn, reduce crashes. These investigators also provide information to the Kansas Department of Transportation in regard to possible engineering-related causes.
Per state law, registered offenders are required to report in-person every three months to the sheriff of the county in which they reside or work. Registration is only conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Deputy Joe Hughes at 913-294-3232. Find more information on registered offenders in Miami County.
Concealed Carry Registration
Miami County residents interested in applying for a concealed carry permit can register Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or call for evening hours. For more information on when and how to register, contact the Sheriff’s Office.