President's Message

When I was elected Sheriff over three years ago, I never would have imagined that I would be writing the 2024 Kansas Sheriffs' Association's President's message to the 104 Sheriffs and 1800 members, thanking them for this opportunity. I am truly honored and humbled to be in this role and want to assure you that I will hold the position to the highest level of integrity as has been demonstrated by the past Presidents.

As we move into 2024, I find myself reflecting on our organization's successes of the passing of the HCR 5022 (Kansas Sheriffs' Constitutional Amendment), as well as the SB228 (KSA 19-1930) Medical Screening. These accomplishments are a direct result of Sheriffs educating the community, speaking to legislators, and providing testimony in Topeka when called upon. With that said, it promises to be a busy legislative year in 2024 addressing proposed legislative changes to mental health, forfeiture, Fentanyl, legalization of marijuana, juvenile restructuring, law enforcement staffing, and certification, just to name a few. 

We will be challenged with many tasks in 2024, but I am confident that as a united front, we will continue to make changes that are necessary and beneficial to law enforcement across Kansas.

Scott Braun, Ellis County Sheriff,  KSA President