Search Jail Roster in Shawnee County, Kansas. Results May Include: Arrest No., Charges, Mugshot, Booking Date, Booking Number, Warrant, Bond, Arresting Agency, Disposition, Physical Description, DOB.

Shawnee County, Kansas Sheriff Overview

Shawnee County is located in the northeastern part of Kansas. Its county seat is in Topeka (also state capital). The county was one of the original 33 counties created by the first territorial legislature in 1855. Shawnee County is named after the Shawnee tribe of Native Americans. Zip codes in Shawnee County include 66420, 66601, 66604, 66603, 66606, 66605, 66608, 66607, 66610, 66609, 66612, 66611, 66615, 66614, 66617, 66616, 66619, 66618, 66533, 66402, 66536, 66539, 66409, 66542, and 66546.

Sheriff Herman T. Jones is the current head of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. His contact information include his phone number (785.251.2207), and his email address (

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 320 S Kansas Ave
Ste 200
Topeka, KS 66603-3641
Phone: 785.368.2200

Inmate Search in Shawnee County Jail

The Shawnee County Jail has an online list of incarcerated inmates currently in their Facility. You can search for an inmate using the following filters: Last Name (*Required*), First Name, and Birthdate. Each inmate’s file contains the following information: Name, Mugshot, DoB, Sex, Race, Booking Date, Booking Time, Booking Number, Warrant / Statute Description, Bond Amount, Bond Type, Court Date Time.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

It is required to have valid picture identification such as a driver’s license, state I.D. card, or school ID card. Professional visitors are also required to have their professional identity (e.g., government identification, law enforcement identification, religious affiliation, etc.) No personal belongings are allowed in the visitation area of the facilities. Lockers are in the lobby for visitors to store personal property (purses, cell phones, cameras, pagers, radios, coats, and other personal items).

All inmate correspondence must be sent through the U.S. Mail with the return address to:
Inmate Name
Shawnee County Adult Detention Center
501 SE 8th St.
Topeka, KS 66607
Inmate Name
Shawnee County Corrections Annex
818 SE Adams
Topeka, KS 66607

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 Shawnee 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.
  • Shawnee County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined402
    Avg Daily Population452
    Name of new facility150-200 minimum custody/work release addition
    Full time payroll181
    Full time total employees181
    Total salaries and wages2156175
    Other operating expenditures1686221
    Total construction costs33012
    Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
    Year of original construction1987
    Year of major renovation1998
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 501 S.E. 8TH ST. TOPEKA KS 66607

    Shawnee County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201691,289
    Number Employed Annual Average, 201687,522
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,767
    Unemployment Rate, 20164.1
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201551,316
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Shawnee County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201424,840
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.2
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
    Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 11:19am
    We recently assisted in ensuring the safety of all runners in the Sunflower Striders Running Club ½ Marathon! We appreciate the opportunity to assist and look forward to the next one. Great job runners 🏃💨
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 1:28pm
    It is freezing outside 🥶 Please check in on loved ones, especially elderly & pets, to make sure they are warm & have the necessities. We have checked the welfare of individuals & animals recently, but we need your help. There are warmer days ahead ☀️ #WednesdayThoughts
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 9:00am
    Please join us in congratulating Melanie Roberts on her recent graduation from the University of Kansas Public Management Center ( @KUPMC) Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA).

    Congratulations Mel, we are proud of you for this accomplishment!
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 1:37pm
    Sheriff Brian C. Hill announces Chad D. Askins (45), a convicted felon, is in custody following a search warrant conducted by the Shawnee County Drug Enforcement Task Force yesterday morning.
    Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 4:48pm
    Congratulations on your retirement, Vicki 👏 Thank you for almost 28 years of service to the citizens of Shawnee County! We wish you the best in your future.
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 8:08pm
    (5pm) We are working an accident just south of NW 46th Street on 75 Highway. No injuries reported at this time. Please use caution and drive safe!! ⚠️
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 1:13pm
    It's cold and snowy outside! Please make sure all our furry friends have a warm place too 🐾 Stay warm, stay safe, and GO CHIEFS! #RunItBack
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 12:55am
    Sheriff Brian C. Hill announces Bradley J. Sutton (28) is in custody and facing multiple charges, including interference with law enforcement and reckless driving, following a pursuit this morning in the 500 block of SE Croco Road.
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 6:57pm
    This morning @Topeka_Police responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of SE 10th St. We responded to assist & our deputies located the suspect walking nearby!

    We enjoy any opportunity to assist our fellow law enforcement agencies to combat criminal activities in our community🚨
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 3:26pm
    Sheriff Brian C. Hill announces three juveniles are in custody and facing multiple charges, including attempted 1st degree murder and aggravated robbery, following an incident that began near SE 29th Street and SE Croco Road that continued into the county Thursday night.
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 3:04pm
    Sometimes “to serve and protect” looks like this! Deputy/School Resource Officer Wright filled in serving lunch to her students at @SilverLakeEagle, USD 372 yesterday!
    Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 3:16pm
    This week, we were able to work with Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas, Inc. ( @TopekaMOW) to deliver food 🍽 We look forward to working with them more in the future!
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 2:14pm
    Sheriff Brian C. Hill announces Lindsey L. Wabaunsee (34) and Zane R. McHenry (34), both of Topeka, are in custody and facing multiple burglary related charges following an incident in the 1700 block of NW Countryside Road early this morning.
    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 5:19pm
    Sheriff Brian C. Hill announces a John M. Tyler (40), Brian L. Hendrix (47) and Valerie L. Shaffer (35) are in custody following a traffic stop near NW Topeka Boulevard and NW Paramore Street yesterday afternoon.
    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 4:41pm
    The following pictures show an individual & a vehicle of interest in reference to multiple burglaries, thefts, and vandalism calls (SE 45th & Adams).

    Anyone with information on the vehicle or person in these photographs is asked to contact Detective Akers at (785)251-2254.

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