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Douglas County, Kansas Sheriff Overview

Douglas County is located in the eastern part of Kansas, with its county seat in Lawrence. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 110,826, making it the fifth-most populous county in Kansas. Douglas County is named after Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois. Zip codes in Douglas County include 66524, 66044, 66006, 66046, 66045, 66047, 66050, 66049, and 66092.

The Sheriff of Douglas County is currently Kenneth M. McGovern.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 111 E. 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Phone: (785) 841-0007
Fax: (785) 841-5168

Inmate Search in Douglas County Jail

The Douglas County Jail has an online list of incarcerated inmates currently in their Facility. Each inmate’s file contains the following information: Full Name (Last, First, Middle), Number, DOB, Age, Race, Sex, Hair, Eyes, Height, and Location. The head of the Jail Facility is Capt. Wes Houk.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

All new visitors must pre-register to visit an inmate. This registration must be completed 24 hours prior to the visit. If you have previously visited a person in the Douglas County Correctional Facility, you will not need to register.

Registration can be done in person or over the phone. Those registering over the phone must provide their full name, date of birth and a unique identification number such as driver’s license number or social security number. The lobby officers will confirm this information through a photo I.D. when the visitor arrives. Failing to give the proper information will result in the visit being denied.

Approved visitors may be any age. Children up to 17 years of age must have a parent or guardian present during visitation and are limited to one per parent or guardian. The only exception is if a second child is an infant confined to a car seat/carrier. Inmates are responsible for signing up on the visitation schedule and notifying visitors of date and time of visit. Officers will confirm these names with the inmate’s file to see if there are any No Contact orders. If the name of a juvenile visitor matches the initials on a Juvenile No Contact order, no visit shall take place. Those with No Contact orders will be denied a visit.

Visitation dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice if situations arise that compromise the safety and/or security of the facility, staff, inmates and/or visitors.

Visitors will report to the Lobby Officer to confirm the visit and be processed.

All visitors must produce a current and valid government issued identification (ie: state issued ID, driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc).

All visitors will sign the visitor book.

All visitors will successfully pass through a security checkpoint before the visit. If need arises, visitors may be scanned with a handheld detector. If you are unable to clear the security checkpoint, a more thorough search of your person may be requested. The Shift Supervisor may authorize a same-sex frisk if the handheld detector fails to detect the alerting object. This search will be conducted in private. If the visitor still fails to clear security, the Shift Supervisor may deny the visit. At any time, a visitor may choose to refuse the frisk search; refusal will result in being denied visitation by the Shift Supervisor.

Inmate visitation will last no longer than 30 minutes. Tardiness is subtracted from the visitation time.

Hand-carried items will be left in the visitor lockers, except for approved infant or health care items. Cameras, pagers, cellular telephones and other electronics are prohibited and may be confiscated. Visitors are encouraged to leave personal property in their vehicles.

All visitors must behave in a responsible manner.

Visitation Hours:

9:00am to 09:30am
9:30am to 10:00am
1:30pm to 2:00pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm

6:00pm to 6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm
7:00pm to 7:30pm

9:00am to 9:30am
9:30am to 10:00am
1:30pm to 2:00pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm

No Visitation

Working at Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/Jail

A Corrections Officer can earn a starting salary of $15.89 per hr. and excellent benefits.

Some of the required qualifications include:
a high school diploma (or G.E.D.), basic word processing and computer skills, good written and oral communication skills
If you are interested in this job, apply online at

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Douglas County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman
A bond is a monetary guarantee that a defendant will show up in court when ordered by a judge. The defendant signs his bond which is a written promise that if he does not show up as required he will forfeit the bail amount to the court along with any fees. For all practical purposes there is no difference between a bond and bail. A cosigner or bondsman may also sign and post bond on the defendant’s behalf, giving the court additional assurances that the defendant will make his court appearances.

Kansas accepts the following types on bond.

Cash Bond. The defendant gives the money to the court to get his release. The money is returned at the end of the trial if the defendant completes their court responsibilities.

Personal Recognizance. This is also referred to as own recognizance or a signature bond. This allows the defendant to get out of jail without posting cash or assets as securities

Surety Bond. This involves participation of a professional surety, a bondsman. The bondsman promises the court the defendant will appear or the bondsman will pay the court the amount of the bond.

Cash Deposit. Ten percent of the bond amount is given to the court up front. Most of the money is returned at the end of the case if the defendant takes care of all his court responsibilities.

Property Bond. The deed to a home or real estate is signed over to the court to guarantee the defendant’s participation in their court orders. This is fairly uncommon.

1. Applicable Statutes.

  • At one time, Kansas had very detailed provisions regarding bail in Kansas Statutes ANNOTATED CHAPTER 61.–PROCEDURE, CIVIL, FOR LIMITED ACTIONS ARTICLE
  • –ARREST AND BAIL. However, this article was repealed.
    Douglas County Probation Department
    Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
    Office:Douglas County Probation Department
    Location:111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044
  • Douglas County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined139
    Avg Daily Population169
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll75
    Full time total employees75
    Total salaries and wages4615059
    Other operating expenditures1226904
    Total construction costsnot applicable
    Equipment, furnishings, etc65911
    Year of original construction1999
    Year of major renovation2005
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 111 E. 11TH STREET LAWRENCE KS 66044

    Douglas County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201665,556
    Number Employed Annual Average, 201663,205
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,351
    Unemployment Rate, 20163.6
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201552,447
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Douglas County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201421,273
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201519.4
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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