Support Staff

Undersheriff Craig Hampton

Craig Hampton is the Undersheriff for Grant County. In the absence of the Sheriff, the Undersheriff assumes full responsibility for this Office. Undersheriff Hampton assists in supervision for all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office and began his career in 2008. Undersheriff Hampton grew up in Grant County has spent the entirety of his career at either the Grant County Sheriff's Office or the Ulysses Police Department. 

 Shown below is Grant County Clerk Sheila Brown swearing in Undersheriff Hampton in 2020. Badge for Grant County Undersheriff Craig Hampton  1 

Administrative Assistant

 Charlotte Stein is the Sheriff's Office Administrative Assistant. Charlotte assists in the day to day workings within the Sheriff's Office. Charlotte also assists in all paperwork filing duties with the State of Kansas and other agencies. Along with her other duties Charlotte is the in line supervisor for the Grant County Sheriff's Office Dispatch division. 

Sheriff's Deputies 

The deputies protect life, property and preserve order in Grant County. Deputies enforce all federal, state, and local laws including ordinances and assist with investigations. The duties of an officer include but are not limited to enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. Deputies must have 40 hours of continuing education each year to keep their certification. Grant County has one detective, four full time deputies and reserve deputy positions: 

  • Detective: Vacant
  • Deputy Colby Florence
  • Deputy Larry "Dale" Godfrey
  • Deputy Derrick Kester
  • Vacant / Taking Applications
  • Reserve Deputy Chris Talmadge
  • Reserve Deputy Astacia Thomson


Communications are an essential function in the county. The dispatcher is responsible for directing city and county officers, ambulance and fire fighters to locations within the county in times of need.

When citizens are in need of assistance the dispatcher advises officers, dispatches out the appropriate emergency response teams and communicates between each, updating on potentially dangerous situations. The dispatcher is responsible for keeping all entities informed in time of crisis. There are four full time dispatchers:

  • Beatrice Rodriguez
  • Iris Schwindt
  • Lori Kochanowski
  • Vacant / Taking Applications


The jailer is primarily responsible for prisoner safety during incarceration, jail maintenance and efficiency. There are 4 full time jailers that work 2 shifts of 12 hours each. The Grant County Jail can hold up to 40 prisoners. The jailer prepares breakfast and transport noon and evening meals from the local care home. There are four jailers:

  • Nick Alba
  • Micky Baker
  • Burke Richter
  • Diamante Pounds
  • New Positions Coming Soon - Taking Applications

Court and Civil Process
Sheriff's deputies serve all civil papers and act as stewards for the District Court.