Professional Standards

The Professional Standards Unit provides the Sheriff’s Office with a thorough, consistent and fair investigative review of complaints and commendations. Professional Standards is located within the Administration Division of the Sheriff’s Office and reports directly to the sheriff. The Professional Standards Unit has full authority to conduct investigations without interference from any employee.

Professional standards exist to provide the following services to employees of the Sheriff’s Office and the community:

  • To protect the public from misconduct of an employee
  • To protect the department and employees from false accusations of misconduct
  • To provide an early warning system of misconduct
  • To identify organizational conditions that may contribute to misconduct
  • To acknowledge employees for conduct above and beyond the call of duty
Making a Commendation or Complaint 

The Sheriff’s Office will accept commendations or complaints either verbally or in writing from any person including witnesses, uninvolved third parties, outside agencies or anonymous sources. These may be made in person or by telephone, fax, e-mail, electronic form submission or US mail service.

Commendation and Complaint Process


The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to giving proper recognition to its employees for commendable performances. If you wish to express appreciation or commend a member of the Sheriff’s Office for a "job well done" you may e-mail, complete an electronic form submission, or write a letter to the Sheriff or to the Professional Standards Unit.

Prison Rape Elimination Act Complaints

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to support the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in correctional systems. PREA addresses both inmate-to-inmate sexual assault and staff-to-inmate sexual assault. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) fully supports the guidelines set forth in this law and has ZERO-TOLERANCE for any and all incidents of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

If you feel that your family member or friend has been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of another inmate or if you have information concerning suspected incidents of employee sexual misconduct involving Johnson County Sheriff Office Detention personnel, please submit a report to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Unit using this form.

Submit a Report

Racial Profiling Complaints

A complaint of racial profiling against a Sheriff’s Office employee may be made either to the Sheriff’s Office, with the Kansas human rights commission, or through the Kansas Attorney General's Office.