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.
Troop V - Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Troop V, Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE), coordinates
the statewide vehicle inspection program. The goals of the
program are to increase the recovery of stolen vehicles
and/or component parts, detect and prevent titling fraud,
and provide Kansas residents with vehicle inspections they
need to title and register a vehicle with an out of state
title. MVE trains Kansas law enforcement agencies in auto
theft investigation and the vehicle inspection processes so
more inspection options are available to Kansas residents.
Additionally, MVE works closely with Kansas vehicle dealers,
Kansas Department of Revenue, and county treasurer
offices for vehicle titles and registration.