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Value Statement from Sheriff McCullough

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Sheriff Jeffrey McCullough
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Jeffrey A McCullough is the Woodson County Sheriff. Sheriff McCullough has been involved in Law Enforcement for 45 years in some form, beginning his career as a Cadet with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in July 1977. Sheriff McCullough has acquired numerous hours of specialized trainings over the years to include Detective and Criminal Investigator's Training Class, ALICE Certification Training, and most recently Sheriff McCullough had the opportunity in December 2022 to attend the National Sheriff's Institute Jail Administrator's Course at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia and then in March of 2023 Sheriff McCullough had the opportunity to return to the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia to attend and graduate with the 119th Session of the National Sheriff's Institute.

Sheriff McCullough came to the Woodson County Sheriff's Office in February 2018 as a Detective and investigated all criminal cases assigned to him from February 2018 until January 2021; when he was sworn in as Sheriff after the election in November 2020.

As stated earlier, Sheriff McCullough started as a Cadet with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in July 1977; and later worked as a Part-time Police Officer for the City of Clearwater, KS.  In January 1978 Sheriff McCullough accepted a Full-time Police Officer job with the City of Medicine Lodge, Kansas and was sent to KLETC (Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center) graduating with the 51st Basic Training Class in November 1978.  Sheriff McCullough has served in several areas of Kansas is very familiar with the different agencies in Kansas.

Sheriff McCullough's ideology in law enforcement is "What is Right is Right and What is Wrong is wrong.....No Matter Who You ARE! 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and the relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never
employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen enforcement