Legal - Civil and Criminal

Legal Counsel provides legal advice to the Superintendent, Command Staff, and agency management. Trooper inquiries also are handled on matters affecting the Patrol. Legal research and writing, and legal representation on a variety of issues - including areas of constitutional queries, criminal and civil law, employment actions, Loudermill hearings, civil service proceedings, and open records requests - are provided by the legal section. Legal Counsel also oversees the Patrol's Asset Forfeiture Section and serves as a liaison to the Kansas Attorney General and other state and federal agencies.

Records
The Patrol’s Records section processes, maintains, and archives reports generated by KHP field personnel. Records personnel also respond to requests for copies of criminal investigation and crash reports from:
  • Attorneys
  • Courts
  • Insurance companies
  • Public
  • Other agencies