|Undersheriff Sheldon Stewart|
Sheldon began his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the Newton Police Department in October of 1989. In February of 1991, he was hired by the Reno County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy assigned to the jail division. In May of 1991, he was transferred to the patrol division as a patrol deputy. While in that position, he was responsible for coordinating the DUI check lanes and was a field-training officer. In October of 1993, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the detective division, assigned to general investigations. While in that position he was responsible for coordinating the Crime Stoppers program. In 2005, he was transferred to the warrant division. In 2007, he was transferred to the computer forensic division, becoming the agency’s first computer forensic investigator. While in that position, in anticipation of the current Undersheriff’s retirement, Sheldon trained for that position. In April of 2010, Sheldon was appointed to his current position of Undersheriff. His responsibilities are the agency’s $5 million budget and the day-to-day operations of the agency.
Sheldon is a 1984 graduate of Hutchinson High School. He attended Hutchinson Community College on a baseball scholarship and the University of Kansas. He graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He received scholarships to play baseball and football while there. He graduated in the 112th basic training academy at KLETC. He is also a graduate of the 252nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a past president of the Kansas Crime Stopper’s Association.