KBI announces SAKI findings, launches public awareness campaign

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) on Thursday announced findings and recommendations resulting from a five-year collaborative effort to identify, inventory, and test previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Kansas. Achievements of the Kansas Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) were detailed, and a new statewide public awareness campaign to confront...

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Barton County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

BARTON COUNTY – A civilian employee of the Barton County Sheriff’s Office was arrested today by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI). On Wednesday, Sept. 18 at approximately 10:40 a.m., KBI agents arrested 64-year-old Jimmy L. Hapes, of Great Bend, at 1408 Kansas Ave., in Great Bend, Kan. He was...

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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation in Rooks County

RICE COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office released new information related to the murder of Mark Reif. On Wednesday evening Sept. 11, and Thursday morning Sept. 12, KBI agents interviewed a suspect who was identified in the case, Jon Flowers, 47, of Inman,...

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Homicide Investigation in Rooks County

ROOKS COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred near Plainville, Kan. The Rooks County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. Special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded. The Rooks County...

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KBI releases Kansas crime statistics for 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) released the 2018 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas. Violent crime analysis The 2018 Kansas Crime Index Report indicated that violent crime in Kansas continues to trend upward. In 2018,...

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