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Media Release Image for Sept 22 2023
Posted Friday, September 22, 2023 - 2:21pm

Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Brandon Michael Helm, 30, of Lawrence, was sentenced to 54 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) after… Read More

Douglas County Food Policy Council tabling event
Posted Monday, September 18, 2023 - 4:23pm

The Douglas County Food Policy Council is reviewing the permitting processes, fees and requirements for mobile food vendors in Douglas County.

The Food Policy Council’s goal is to facilitate… Read More

Douglas County Courthouse
Posted Friday, September 15, 2023 - 10:16am

A construction project at the historic Douglas County Courthouse in downtown Lawrence is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 19. The project will waterproof the existing foundation of the building… Read More

DA and Sheriff Statement 9.14.23
Posted Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:56pm

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office contracts with ICSolutions, a vendor providing phone and video communications services for inmates. Those in custody use this system to stay in contact… Read More

New website screen capture - home page
Posted Thursday, September 07, 2023 - 8:00am

The Douglas County website – – received an upgrade on Sept. 7 with a refreshed design that includes more photos and new navigation tools.

Our focus is to make it easier… Read More

Lawrence Community Shelter
Posted Wednesday, September 06, 2023 - 1:30pm

The City of Lawrence, Douglas County, and Lawrence Community Shelter are committed to addressing the growing homelessness crisis in our community. The City and County’s recent affordable housing… Read More

Media Release Image for Sept 6 2023
Posted Wednesday, September 06, 2023 - 10:07am

Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Daniele Leone, 33, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and unlawful distribution of a… Read More

DA files image 9.6.23
Posted Wednesday, September 06, 2023 - 9:55am

Due to the number of inquiries, the Office of the District Attorney has posted file-stamped copies of the complaint and response.

The prehearing conference will be held on… Read More

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Douglas County Administration

Karrey Britt

Communications Specialist

Phone: 785-330-2894


Douglas County Sheriff's Office

George Diepenbrock

Public Information Officer

Phone: 785-832-5113


Douglas County Elections Office

County Clerk's Election Office

Phone: 785-832-5267


District Attorney's Office

Cheryl Cadue

Public Information Officer

Phone: 785-841-0211


Douglas County Emergency Management

Phone: 785-832-5259