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The Kansas Open Records Act

This page is to inform the public of their rights under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA), found at K.S.A. 45-215 through 45-250.

The Records Supervisor is the designated Information Officer for the Saline County Sheriff's Office. Public records shall be open for inspection by any person, unless otherwise, provided by the act. Original records cannot be removed from the Saline County Sheriff's Office. Requests for inspection of records must be submitted to the Information Officer. Most records will be produced within three days from the time the request is received. If the request is delayed or denied, an explanation for the delay of denial will be provided within those three days.

The following fees (subject to change) shall apply pursuant to Saline County Policy

Copies $1.00 for the first page and $.25 per page after that - Research Time $10.00 for each hour or part, thereof (Generally on cases and accidents over 2 years old)
Photographs $10.00 plus cost of development of each picture - Video/DVD $10.00 for each video/DVD plus $20.00 for research fees

Open Records

The following Saline County Sheriff's Office records are considered public information under the KORA.
BOOKING INFORMATION - ADULT ARREST WARRANTS - MISSING PERSONS - OFFENDER REGISTRATION - STATISTICS - ACCIDENTS REPORTS - KANSAS STANDARD OFFENSE REPORTS (The first page of all reports are open, the remaining pages are determined on a case by case basis)


Criminal History Record Information (CHRI): Inquiries on an individuals CHRI may be made to the Information Officer. Please complete the information below. These records will be for Saline County only. A more complete record can be obtained from the KBI, Adult Records Division, at the following address.

Adult Record Division
1620 SW Tyler Road
Topeka, KS 66612-1837
(785) 296-8200
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (weekdays, excluding holidays)

A complete copy of the Kansas Open Records Act may be found at : click on Statutes and then go to the Statute Table of Contents and scroll down to Chapter 45 Article 2

Records Not Public

Search warrants
Release of record is not in the public's best interest
Release of record would interfere with any prospective law enforcement action, criminal investigation or prosecution
Personnel records
Laboratory files
Undercover agent or Informant information
Civil litigation records
Correspondence with a private individual
Information individually identifying a victim of a sex offense
Records of a personal nature where public disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy

The Information Officer will review all requests to determine releasable information. Violations of the Kansas Open Record Act may be reported to the Kansas Attorney General, the Saline County Clerk or the Saline County Attorney


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