Cloud County Sheriff - Brian Marks

Brian Marks has been serving as Cloud County Sheriff since January of 2009, having been elected in November 2008.

He previously served as natural resource officer (game warden) for 16 years in the Cloud County District.

Marks grew up Hutchinson.  After graduation from Kansas State University, where he majored in Natural Resource Management, he worked part-time for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and later full time for the Wildlife and parks.

Marks graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at Hutchinson to become a fully certified Kansas Law Enforcement officer.  He said he decided to run for sheriff as he saw it as a career opportunity to take his law enforcement experience to a higher level.

Serving as sheriff differs from being a game warden because he deals more directly with personal crimes, rather than wildlife.

Marks said his goal as sheriff is to give the citizens of Cloud County as much law enforcement coverage as he can with the resources that are available.  His staff includes a full-time adminitrative assistant, undersheriff, seven full-time deputies, one part-time deputy, four full-time corrections officers, three part-time corrections officers, one food service coordinator, one transport officer and one part-time administrative assistant.

Marks and his wife, Joy, have two sons, Tyler, 17, and Kyle, 15.  Joy is employed in the Court Services office in Cloud County.

When not on duty, Marks like to hunt, fish, play golf, and do gardening and yard work.