The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office works to preserves peace and enforces laws and ordinances. Founded in 1973, the office maintains patrol and detective divisions. It maintains a staff of more than 100 employees, as well as operates a fleet of over 30 vehicles. The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The office maintains the Tactical Assistance Group and K-9 unit. It operates a jail that can hold nearly 150 inmates. The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office is governed by Leavenworth County in Kansas, which also maintains health, public works, and planning and zoning departments.