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Lyon County, Kansas Sheriff Overview

Lyon County is a county found in the eastern part of Kansas, with its county seat in Emporia. Lyon County is named after General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in the Civil War. Zip codes in Lyon County include 66833, 66835, 66860, 66846, 66864, 66865, 66868, 66854, 66830, and 66801.

The Sheriff of Lyon County is currently Sheriff Jeff Cope. You can contact the Sheriff through his phone number 620-341-3404.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 425 Mechanic Street,
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: 620-341-3205
Fax: 620-343-2074

Inmate Search in Lyon County Jail

The Lyon County Jail does not have an available list of inmates incarcerated in their facility. The State of Kansas, however, offers statewide inmate search, with the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System through the Kansas Adult Supervised Population Electronic Repository (KASPER), with filters like First, Last and Middle Names, KDOC Number, Social Security Number, State ID (KBI) Number, and Advanced Search (Race, Gender, Birth Date, Age Range, Conviction County, Parole Supervision County, CC Supervision Location, Facility (Inmates Only), Supervision Type. Each inmate file contains their Names, Birthdates, Demographics (Eye Color, Hair Color, Height, Weight, Gender, Race), Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections, Convictions (County, Case Number (I), Offense Date, Sentencing Date, ACS, Criminal Conviction Description, Counts, Crime Severity Level, Case Status (II), State), KDOC Physical Location History(s) (Location, Movement Date, Movement Reason), KDOC Disciplinary Report(s) since January 1996 (Date, Class, Location, Type of report). It’s recommended to visit the Sheriff personally at 425 Mechanic, Emporia, KS or call them at 620-341-3205 for inquiries.

The Lyon County Sheriff has a 163-bed adult Detention Center. The Detention Center is staffed with 40 detention officers, a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse and 5 cooks. They are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the inmates.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

One should be sure that they are part of the visiting list of an inmate before they can visit them. In certain circumstances such as when an inmate first enters prison or is transferred to a new prison, a visiting list might not exist yet. In this case, immediate family members who can be verified by the information contained in the inmate’s Pre-Sentence Report, may be allowed to visit. However, if there is little or no information available about a person, visiting may be denied. You should always call the prison ahead of time to ensure your visit will be permitted.

Wear clothing that is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women, and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) may result in your being denied visitation.

Because many people are usually visiting, it is important visits are quiet, orderly, and dignified. The visiting room officer can require you to leave if either you or the inmate is not acting appropriately.

You can send mail to inmates through U.S. Mail, indicating the complete return address as follows:
Inmate Name
c/o Lyon County Jail
425 Mechanic Street
Emporia, Ks 66801

Working at Lyon County Sheriff’s Office/Jail

A Detention Officer can earn $14.60 per hour with Full County Benefits.

The detention officer position works in the Correctional Institution environment, where security is always a priority and there is regular contact with inmates and inmate trustees. It does require regular entry into the secure areas of the jail.

Some of the required qualifications include:
Appointment of this position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, physical and polygraph examinations and participates in the random drug and alcohol screening program.

For more information about the job, you can read this PDF document.
If you are interested in this job, you may visit this link ( for the application form.

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 Lyon 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.
2. At one time, Kansas had very detailed provisions regarding bail in Kansas Statutes ANNOTATED CHAPTER 61.–PROCEDURE, CIVIL, FOR LIMITED ACTIONS ARTICLE 3.–ARREST AND BAIL. However, this article was repealed.

Lyon 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:Lyon County Probation Department
Location:430 Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas, 66801
Lyon County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined124
Avg Daily Population144
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll35
Full time total employees35
Total salaries and wages1886000
Other operating expenditures210000
Total construction costs6500
Equipment, furnishings, etc48000
Year of original construction1994
Year of major renovation2002
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Lyon County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201616,927
Number Employed Annual Average, 201616,217
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016710
Unemployment Rate, 20164.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201539,562
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Lyon County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,587
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 9:09pm
County Offices are closed for the Columbus holiday on Monday October 12, 2020.

Keep this in mind if you plan to visit the jail this weekend. No Judge until Tuesday! 😉🚔
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 12:33pm
Some delicious cookies delivered to us this morning! Thank you Renee!
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 10:48am
The ladies in the office are celebrating #NationalCoffeeDay
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 6:39pm
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Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 10:39pm
Rest in peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a fighter for women's rights for years!
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 5:04pm
Yesterday, members from the Sheriff's Office completed our last farewell gift (finally) to Diana Deeds to congratulate her on her retirement! Rock garden looks great!
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 9:18pm
Thank you to the kind lady from Kansas City, Missouri who called today to pass along her thanks and that she supports law enforcement.

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Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 5:09pm
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Thanks to all the donors!

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at 12:06pm
Detention Officer Martin is helping save lives today! 🩸💉

#BattleOfTheBadges blood drive continues today and tomorrow!

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 10:26pm
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