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About the Sheriff
Gareth Hoffman was born and raised in Dickinson County. Gareth attended Chapman schools and graduated from Chapman High School in 1986.

Gareth started his career in law enforcement in 1993. He has worked all aspects of the Sheriffs department from Corrections, Road patrol where he was promoted to Sergeant, I35 / I70 Drug Task Force where he was promoted to Lieutentant and again promoted to Undersheriff serving under Sheriff Curt Bennett. Gareth welcomes you to the Sheriff's home page and is proud to be serving Dickinson County as your Sheriff.

Department Statistics
  • Sheriff
  • Undersheriff
  • 2 Criminal Investigators
  • 2 Narcotics / Drug Investigators
  • 9 Corrections Officers
  • 3 Secretaries
  • 12 Patrol Officers, which includes a K-9 Handler and Dare Instructor
  • 4 Reserve Officers

Jail Information
  • Located in the Dickinson County Courthouse on the second floor
  • Built in 1955 - Remodeled in 2006
  • Can accommodate 38 Prisoners
  • Handicap compliant
  • Each inmate is allowed three pairs of all-white t-shirt, underwear and socks (sports bras for females)
  • Each inmate must maintain a balance of $15 on their account

  • Tuesday and Saturday
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Note that all visitors must be signed in by 3:30 pm.
  • Each inmate allowed one 15-minute visit.
  • Limited to two visitors during the visitation.
  • Only one pre-designated non-family visitor per inmate, who must be 18 years of age. (This visitor will not be changed)

Contact Us
Gareth Hoffman
Gareth Hoffman, Sheriff 

109 East First St.
Abilene, KS 67410

Ph: (785) 263 - 4081
Jail: (785) 263 - 4734
Fax: (785) 263 -1512

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm