Cloud County Law Enforcement Center

A Law Enforcement Center with the Jail, Control Room and the Sheriff’s Office designed in a low rise metal building on a site suitable for future expansion.

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Cloud County Sheriff Department

Ken Davis - Sheriff

2090 Ft. Kearney St.
Concordia, KS


We hope you find the information contained here to be helpful and educational.

In the Sheriff Department pages you will find a wealth of information regarding our facility, our community outreach efforts, crime detection and prevention, and things you can do to protect your home and community.

If you find yourself with reservations here, you'd better show up. If not, you just may find yourself on our Most Wanted Page. This facility opened in 1930 and was added on to in 1978. We are currently capable of housing up to 32 inmates at one time. We work closely with Kansas State Highway Patrol, Probation & Parole and the local Conservation Agent.

Cloud County is one of the largest counties in the state at almost 700 square miles. We are staffed to answer calls and care for inmates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


The Cloud County Communications is handled through the Concordia Police Department.

Cloud County Sheriff's Office Public Information Policy Related to Prea (Prison Rape Elimination Act)





(Click Here for More Information)




All Reports are available at the Law Enforcement Center





Call the Jail Administrator Austin Howard @ 785-243-8164

Call DVACK HOTLINE at 1-800-874-1499 (24 hours, TDD, Langauge Line) or 785-827-5862—Can call collect/24 hours/7 days a week

Call Crime stoppers: 1-800-794-4512


Cloud County Law Enforcement Center Policy on Reporting and Investigating PREA Complaints and Concerns  "CLICK HERE"


Annual PREA Review "CLICK HERE"


PREA 2019 Audit Final Report "CLCK HERE"

PREA 2016 Audit Final Report "CLICK HERE"


2015 Survey of Sexual Victiminzation

2016 Survey of Sexual Victiminzation

2017 Survey of Sexual Victiminzation




The Cloud County Law Enforcement Center (CCLEC) will have written policy and procedures mandating zero-tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  CCLEC will describe in detail approaches taken to prevent, detect, and respond to such conduct.  Policy and procedure will be in accordance with the DOJ Title 28 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 115, and National Standards, to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape.





§115.87 Data Collection

  1. CCLEC shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse using a standardized instrument and set of definitions.

    1. CCLEC utilizes the Survey Of Sexual Violence through the Department of Justice and submits its form annually at a minimum.

    2. CCLEC utilizes the KBI for DNA analysis, and an evidence custody receipt for any physical evidence collected during the investigation.

  2. The CCLEC PREA coordinator or Jail Administrator shall aggregate the incident-based sexual abuse data at least annually.

  3. CCLEC shall maintain, review, and collect data as needed from all available incident-based documents, including reports, investigation files, and sexual abuse incident reviews.

    1. All completed PREA investigations will be maintained by the PREA Coordinator and Jail Administrator.  Electronic copies are secured by and encrypted network folder and all paper documents will be kept in a locked file cabinet in the Jail Administrator’s office.

§115.88 Data Review for Correction Action

  1. The PREA Coordinator, Jail Administrator, and Sheriff will review data collected and aggregated pursuant to PREA §115.87 in order to assess and improve the effectiveness of its sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response policies, practices, and training to include:

    1. Identifying problem areas

    2. Taking corrective action on an on-going basis; and

    3. Preparing an annual report of its findings and corrective actions for each facility and the agency as a whole.

      1. The report must include a comparison of the current year’s data and corrective actions with those from the prior years and provide an assessment of the agency’s progress in addressing sexual abuse.

      2. Redaction of specific material may take place when publication presents a clear and specific threat to the safety and security of the facility, but will indicate the nature of the material redacted.

§115.89 Data Storage, publication, and destruction

  1. CCLEC ensures that data collected pursuant §115.87 are securely retained by the Jail Administrator.

  2. All personal identifiers will be removed prior to making data available publicly.

  3. Sexual abuse data collected pursuant §115.87 will be maintained for a period of not less than 10 years after the date of initial collection, unless federal, state or local law states otherwise.

  4. All case records associated with claims of sexual abuse, including incident reports, investigative reports, inmate information, case disposition, medical and counseling evaluation findings, and recommendations will be maintained in accordance with state laws.

  5. This information will be stored at the Cloud County Sheriff's Office and there will be a posting on the Cloud County website directing people where they can go to find the information.





Concealed Weapons

Additional information can be found at the following web site The Attorney General's Carry Concealed Web Site. You may also sign up to be on a mailing list for additional information.

SB418, which authorizes citizens to carry concealed weapons, has been enacted into law over the Governor’s Veto. The bill becomes effective on July 1, 2006, but licenses may not be issued until January 1, 2007.

Application for Licensure

  • Application would be completed under oath and submitted to the sheriff of the county where the applicant resides.
  • Retired Law Enforcement Officers are exempt from the fee.
  • The applicant must submit a full frontal view photograph taken within the preceding thirty days.
  • The sheriff will take the fingerprints of the applicants
  • The sheriff will forward the Application, photograph, fingerprints and $100 of the original fee, and $50 of the renewal fee, to the Attorney General.
  • All fees retained by the sheriff will be deposited in the county general fund and budgeted for use by the sheriff’s department
  • The sheriff accepting an application may submit a report to the Attorney General within 45 days regarding any “readily discoverable prior information” the he or she deems pertinent to the licensing of any application. The sheriff would not incur any liability as a result of a good faith submission of such information.

Qualification for Licensure:

  • US Citizen
  • Resident of county where application is being filed
  • Resident of Kansas for the previous six months
  • 21 years or older
  • Be free from any physical infirmity that prevents safe handling of a weapon (not defined)
  • Desire to carry a concealed weapon for lawful self defense purposes
  • Present evidence of completion of a weapon safety and training course approved by the Attorney General, a law enforcement agency or the NRA. (The Attorney General is required to draft rules and regulations defining the procedures and standards for the training course)

The following persons are automatically disqualified for Licensure:

  • Anyone who has been convicted, placed on diversion, or adjudicated for a felony (adult or Juvenile) in any jurisdiction
  • Anyone who is subject to a restraining order under the Protection from Abuse Act or Protection from Stalking Act
  • Anyone who is contempt of court for failure to pay child support
  • Anyone determined to be disabled under the Act for obtaining a guardian or conservator unless the person was restored to capacity over three years earlier
  • Anyone who has been dishonorably discharged from military service
  • Anyone within the previous five years who had been committed as an involuntary patient, committed for abuse of drugs or alcohol or convicted or placed on diversion for a misdemeanor drug charge
  • Anyone placed on a diversion or convicted two or more times for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Anyone convicted, placed on diversion or adjudicated (Adult or juvenile) of a misdemeanor regarding a person crime or sex offenses committed in any jurisdiction

Concealed weapons are not allowed in the following places:

  • Courthouse
  • Law Enforcement Office
  • Detention facility, prison or jail
  • Polling place on the day an election is held
  • City Hall
  • School, community college, university or school sponsored athletic event
  • Professional athletic event
  • Public Library
  • Day care home
  • A bar
  • State fairgrounds
  • State office building
  • Church or temple
  • Community health center or state hospital
  • Childcare center, preschool or child exchange and visitation center
  • Any public or private employer or business open to the public that conspicuously posts signs prohibiting the carrying of private weapons


  • Class A nonperson misdemeanor for a licensee to carry a concealed weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Class B nonperson misdemeanor to fail to carry the license and a valid driver’s license or nondriver identification card when carrying a concealed weapon, or failure to display the proper identification to a law enforcement officer


  • A sheriff must immediately notify the Attorney General of the issuance of a PFA or PFS order against anyone residing in the county.
  • The Attorney General must maintain a list of license holders and all “pertinent information” of the licensees. The information must be made available to law enforcement at all times.
  • Licensees must notify the Attorney General within 30 days of a change of address or loss or destruction of a license.