Sheriff

Kevin Bascue, Sheriff

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"My goal is to ensure our deputies treat every citizen with integrity and respect, in every encounter. Finney County is not just where I live, it's my home, and I still feel like everybody is my neighbor."
Kevin was born and raised in Garden City and became a jail deputy with the Finney County Sheriff's Office in 1984. He quickly rose through the ranks into the Patrol division, where he became a Corporal. In 1989, he became the deputy for the Crime Prevention division, and became Jail Administrator the following year. In 1994, when Kevin became the Undersheriff, he realized his vision for the department and for Finney County. This led him to run for Sheriff in 1996.

He's currently serving his sixth four-year term and plans to run for his seventh term in 2020.

The Sheriff is responsible for day-to-day activities that include reading over activity reports, handling personnel issues, developing the department's budget request, and handling media releases. He also serves on the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board.
"I've always had a strong desire to help people. I realized, as Sheriff, I would have the platform to make sure citizens, as well as our employees, were being taken care of."

As Sheriff, Kevin was able to restructure the department for more efficient workflow processes. He also started providing the certified deputies with bulletproof vests, weapons, and ammunition, and implemented a completely digital department. 

Kevin was a successful athlete in high school and college and was inducted into the Garden City Community College Athlete Hall of Fame, as well as the Garden City High School Hall of Fame. During his time as the Undersheriff, Kevin was the first Finney County Deputy to graduate from the prestigious law enforcement academy for the Federal Bureau of Investigations.