The South Region is comprised of three field troops and one specialty troop. This region includes Troops E, F and H as well as Facilities in Salina. The South Region encompasses 53 counties with headquarters for Troop E in Garden City, Troop F in Kechi, and Troop H in Chanute.
The region includes:
Wichita metropolitan area
Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Because of the vast rural area of parts of the South Region, Troopers maintain a close relationship with other law enforcement agencies. The region is home to Emporia State University, Wichita State University, as well as several community and private colleges. The South Region is also home to the DHS National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
The South Region is home to the Kansas State Fair located in Hutchinson every year. Additionally, the region has several casinos located in the area and the region includes large beef processing plants in Dodge City and Garden City.
Emergency Operations/Homeland Security
Emergency Operations and Homeland Security work closely with other law enforcement agencies, county emergency managers, and other federal, state and local partners.
Public and Governmental Affairs
Public and Governmental Affairs helps promote the Patrol’s public image and messages through media releases, interviews, social media, website and other safety materials, updating the agency’s policy and procedure manual and provides security during the legislative session.