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New undersheriff appointed in Douglas County

March 11, 2013

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A Lawrence police captain has been appointed as an undersheriff in the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Ken McGovern announced the appointment Monday of James Martin Jr. as the undersheriff in charge of the office's operations division. The position was opened in September with the retirement of Kenny Massey, who now works with the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority.

James Martin Jr. is the new undersheriff in charge of the operations division of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. He was formerly a captain and a detective with the Lawrence Police Department.

James Martin Jr. is the new undersheriff in charge of the operations division of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. He was formerly a captain and a detective with the Lawrence Police Department.

The sheriff's office employs two undersheriffs. Undersheriff Steve Hornberger will oversee the office's corrections division, including the Douglas County Jail.

Martin, a patrol shift commander for the Lawrence Police Department, has been a military police officer, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, a juvenile crimes investigator, a crime scene investigator and a patrol supervisor over the past 28 years. He is also a former member of the Eudora School Board.

As undersheriff of the operations division, Martin will supervise the office's patrol, civil process and warrants, investigations, courtroom and building security, community relations and administration functions.

Comments

somebodynew 1 year, 1 month ago

The Sheriff does all the 'polictical stuff' so these guys can do the real work. But the Sheriff is the one who has to answer for everything.

Congrats, Jim (and actually Ken also). Great choice and great person for the job. Also, bodes well for the future, I think. I can't wait to stop by and say it in person.

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Fatty_McButterpants 1 year, 1 month ago

So, with these two people running the respective branches of the DGSO... what, exactly, does the Sheriff actually do?

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Stacy Napier 1 year, 1 month ago

Makes you wonder why someone who is second in line at the Police Dept would want to leave that position. I would say the Lawrence Police lost out big on this move.

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cheeseburger 1 year, 1 month ago

Jim Martin is a very solid guy who will do a fine job, and will be a very viable candidate for the position of sheriff when Ken McGovern decides to hang it up. Best wishes Jim!

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Matthew Herbert 1 year, 1 month ago

that's a pretty solid work record - would hate to have been the guy having to interview against him for the position.

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midwestmom 1 year, 1 month ago

Jim Martin is a good guy - the SO is lucky to get him!

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PwopellewCap 1 year, 1 month ago

Here's comes the anti LE squawks....staaaaaartinnng NOW

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irvan moore 1 year, 1 month ago

certainly seems to have plenty of qualifications for the job, congratulations

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