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 Welcome to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing services that are fair, impartial and effective; while holding its employees to the highest standard of morality and accomplishing our tasks with a spirit of excellence, both efficiently and professionally, being responsible and accountable to the public we serve, as well as each other.  We believe in the concept of continuous improvement, financial accountability and always striving to be the best we can be in all of our endeavors.

sheriff2 Sheriff Greg Riat
us modUndersheriff Shane Jager  

Press Release for April 20th, 2017

During the evening of Monday April 17, 2017, members of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks executed 3 search warrants in the rural Manhattan area of Pottawatomie County. The sear …

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Press Release for April 18th, 2017

On April 17th, 2017 a deceased male individual was recovered from the Kansas River approximately 1 mile East of the Belvue River Bridge. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, conducted another searc …

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Press Release for April 12th, 2017

The investigation into the whereabouts of an individual who jumped into the Kansas River on April 5th, 2017 continues. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Department of Wildlife …

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Press Release for April 4th, 2017

On Monday, March 27, 2017, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Cheney Construction, 1125 Hayes Drive, Manhattan for a reported burglary and theft. The victim in the matter advised that over the weekend of March 24th, through the 27th, u …

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Press Release for February 22nd, 2017

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is working a reported burglary in which a log splitter was stolen. This crime was reported to have occurred in the 9000 block of Cozy Grove Road, rural Westmoreland KS. The victim reported the log splitter was s …

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