Will the Sheriff's Office preform Welfare Checks?

The Sheriff's Office frequently receives requests to perform welfare checks. These generally occur when people are unable to reach a family member or close friend and are concerned about the health & welfare of that person. A deputy will be dispatched to the address to see if contact can be made. If contact is made, the deputy will conduct a brief informal investigation to determine the physical and/or mental health and well-being of the person, without violating his or her privacy rights. Another type of request is from a parent to check on minor children in the permanent or temporary custody of the other parent. The Sheriff's Office will do a welfare check provided the parent making the request can provide specific reasons based on facts that the welfare of the minor children is in jeopardy.

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1. I just found a brightly colored civil process slip in my door from your department for someone that used to live at my residence or someone I don’t know. What do I do now?
2. How do I report a crime?
3. I just found a brightly colored slip in my door from our office. It reads that the Sheriff’s Department has a civil process paper for me. What do I do now?
4. I am aware that your office has civil process for me but I’ve heard that if I avoid service I will elude having to go to court and the matter might simply “go away”
5. When should I call 9-1-1 opposed to calling on the Sheriff's administrative line (785) 625-1040?
6. What is Civil Process?
7. Can the Sheriff's Office Resolve Landlord/Tenant Disputes?
8. Will the Sheriff's Office preform a Civil Standby?
9. Can the Sheriff's Office preform Background Checks?
10. How can I file a Missing Person’s Report?
11. Will the Sheriff's Office preform Welfare Checks?
12. How do I obtain fingerprints for pre-employment?
13. Property boundary disputes - What is the solution?
14. Where do I pay traffic tickets?
15. Will the Sheriff's Office unlock my personal vehicle?