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The Russell County Sheriff’s Office endeavors to impartially adjudicate complaints involving its employee’s.  To expedite this process and gather the facts involved as accurately as possible, you are asked to provide a written statement regarding your complaint.  Attached to this page is a statement form that you can print off or you can request a pamphlet to be mailed to you.  On the form please specifically identify the basis for your complaint and provide as much detail as possible concerning the incident.  Keep a copy for your records and return the original to this office within ten (10) days.  Upon receipt of your statement, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office acknowledges that it will investigate the complaint to the fullest extent possible and apprise you of the results within forty five (45) days.  Failure to complete and return this form as prescribed may result in dismissal of your complaint.

Any questions you may have in the interim should be directed to the following people.

    Sheriff Fred J. Whitman or Undersheriff Andrew Van Der Wege

    Phone:  (785) 483-2151

    Mailing Address:  210 E. 4th St.,  PO Box 825,  Russell, Kansas 67665



    Kansas Bureau of Investigation: 1(800) KS-CRIME

    Kansas Human Rights Commission: (785) 296-2807

    Kansas Attorney General (785) 296-2215 or

Printable version of the Russell County Sheriff’s Office Complaint Form

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