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105 West Rutledge Street
Yates Center, Kansas 66783
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Woodson County Sheriff's Patrol Deputies are under the direct leadership of Sheriff Doug Campbell.

Our entire department is assigned to patrol duties, as well as the administration group of Sheriff, Undersheriff, and Detective.

Patrol deputies are responsible for handling all calls for service, to include complaints, assistance to citizens, VIN inspections, etc. Deputies patrol the county roads to provide a visible presence to help deter crime and watch for criminal activity. The deputies patrol the entire county to enforce state statutes and recently began contracting with Toronto to enforce their city ordinances.

Deputies also respond to crimes in progress, take reports, conduct criminal investigations, investigate traffic accidents, serve arrest and search warrants, provide courtroom testimony, transport prisoners , serve civil process, along with many other related duties. They also provide assistance to our other law enforcement partners in Woodson County and surrounding areas when called upon. Deputies have lawful jurisdiction in rural, unincorporated and municipal areas within Woodson County.

The deputies take pride in their job of serving you and have been diligently putting their training to use. As they have gained more training they have increasingly become more excited about doing their jobs and making sure they are done right. They strive to become the best they can be to better serve you as a community. As much as they are proud of what they are doing, they hope to make you proud of the department that they are becoming.



Deputy Robbie Atkins has been with the Woodson County Sheriff's Office for 9 years.  Prior to Working for Woodson County Atkins worked for Hodgeman County for 1 yr, served in Iraq for 2 years as a police trainer, served as the Allen County Sheriff for 4 yrs, and worked for the Kansas Highway Patrol for 27 years and 3 months.  

Education includes:

  • Masters Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice
  • FBI National Academy

Military experience:

  • Retired Major for the Kansas Army National Guard
  • Marines served 4 years and 3 months with a tour in Vietnam
















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