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Gove County Sheriff Shawn Mesch

Gove County SHERIFF'S OFFICE

GOVE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS HERE TO SERVE AND PROTECT THE CITIZENS AND VISITORS OF OUR FINE COUNTY

Gove County Sheriff’s Office was formed in 1887 and has been serving the citizens by enforcing local, state and federal laws.

Gove County Sheriff’s Office consists of the Sheriff and three full time Deputies, Emergency Management is also run through the Sheriff’s Office with one employee that is also a part time Deputy. We serve a county of 1,080 square miles with a population of around 2,700 people. We have five small towns in our county with four of these towns on I-70; Grainfield, Grinnell, Gove, Park and Quinter with Gove as the county seat.

Gove County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement for the entire county, however Quinter does have a City Marshall and the City Marshall works along with the Sheriff’s Office. Gove County purchased a FLIR unit for the City Marshall's drone. We have used the drone several times to help locate people and victims of automobile accidents. The drone has also been used for aerial surveillance of crime scenes and major fires.

Law Enforcement in Gove County has a large responsibility and we ask for the citizens to cooperate with Law Enforcement and notify us if you have information of a crime.

Take advantage of the website to keep informed of what is going on in our county and for special concerns that may be occurring in Gove County.