I would like to say thank you on behalf of the Fire Department, E.M.S. and Law Enforcement for all the people that offered to donate food, drinks and a place to rest or warm up when we were dealing with the fire at Formation Plastic. The outpouring concern and desire to help shows what kind of a community we are a part of. I would like to also thank all the assisting fire departments and agencies that were willing to respond and help. I would especially like to thank the Dairy Queen, Park Liquor, Frontier Ag, Pit Stop, Alta, Cobblestone, The Methodist Church, Lauren Press and Carla Bell. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Huffman family and the employees of Formation Plastic in the decisions and changes that they are going to be making in the near future.
Sheriff Allan J.Weber
Home for the Holidays
As the holiday season approaches, I want to take this time to acknowledge our staff and thank them for their important contribution to this office and our community. I want to thank each and every one of our deputies and civilian staff for their hard work and encourage you to do the same when you see them.
I would also like to acknowledge our community for their tremendous support and efforts in helping to make our County a safer place to live and raise a family. We appreciate your input and assistance and are happy to know our website is so important to so many of you.
Many of you will be driving some distance to go home for the holidays. Please keep the following safety tips in mind while you travel:
* Buckle your safety belt – it’s the best way to stay safe in a vehicle
* Don’t drink and drive – even one alcoholic drink can reduce your abilities and impair your judgment
* Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel – eating, looking for CDs, and digging for things in the floorboard or back seat can lead to trouble
* Be courteous - because of the volume of vehicles on the road, you’re bound to run into a few traffic jams, be cut off, or be forced to stop short - remain calm and courteous - don’t let other drivers ruin your holidays
We look forward to the holiday season, and we hope you do as well. My commitment to the citizens of this County remains strong, and I will continue to work with the members of our community to improve the quality of life for each of you.
Allan J. Weber
Gove County Sheriff's Office is urging residents of Gove County to take notice of several scams that are on the rise.
If you receive a phone call from a friend or relative stating they are in jail and need your help, It could be a scam.
First thing you should do is remain calm and try to verify the information is true. If you are not 100% sure the information is true tell the caller it doesn't sound like them, if they tell you they have a cold and that's why, This is a clue. Below is a list of suggestions to follow if you think you are the victim of a scam.Verify an Emergency
If someone calls or sends a message claiming to be a family member or a friend desperate for money:Resist the urge to act immediately, no matter how dramatic the story is. Verify the person’s identity by asking questions that a stranger couldn’t possibly answer. Call a phone number for your family member or friend that you know to be genuine. Check the story out with someone else in your family or circle of friends, even if you’ve been told to keep it a secret. Don’t wire money — or send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier.
Scammers Use Tricks They impersonate your loved one convincingly.
It’s surprisingly easy for a scam artist to impersonate someone. Social networking sites make it easier than ever to sleuth out personal and family information. Scammers also could hack into the e-mail account of someone you know. To make their story seem legitimate, they may involve another crook who claims to be an authority figure, like a lawyer or police officer.They play on your emotions.
Scammers are banking on your love and concern to outweigh your skepticism. In one version of this scam, con artists impersonate grandchildren in distress to trick concerned grandparents into sending money. Sometimes, this is called a “Grandparent Scam.”They swear you to secrecy.
Con artists may insist that you keep their request for money confidential – to keep you from checking out their story and identifying them as imposters. Victims of this scam often don’t realize they’ve been tricked until days later, when they speak to their actual family member or friend who knows nothing about the “emergency.” By then, the money they sent can't be recovered.They insist that you wire money right away.
Scammers pressure people into wiring money because it’s like sending cash – once it’s gone, you can’t trace it or get it back. Imposters encourage using money transfer services so they can get your money before you realize you’ve been scammed.
The second scam that has appeared is the "IRS" scam. residents will receive a call from the a person stating they are from the IRS and tell you they are collecting your back taxes. Please be aware the IRS will not call you to collect. Please do not give out any of your personal information to the caller. The caller will appear to get angry and try to force you into paying your "back due" taxes over the phone. Please know the IRS will never contact you over the phone.
Gove County Sheriff Allan J Weber will be recognized as the Kansas Sheriff's Association (K.S.A.) President for the 2018 term. Sheriff Weber has served on the K.S.A. board several years, 1st as the Sergeant at arms for the 2014 and 2015 terms then Sheriff Weber served as President elect for the 2016 and 2017 terms. Sheriff Weber has served various other rolls with K.S.A. in his 21 plus years as the Gove County Sheriff. Sheriff Weber will receive his Presidents jacket and be announced as the 2018 President of the K.S.A. at the Sheriff's conference banquet in Mulvane Ks, on November 16th 2017.