About the Office

The Attorney General's Office is located in Memorial Hall in Topeka. The building was completed in 1914 as a memorial to Civil War veterans.
(Photo courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society)
Memorial Hall

The Office of the Attorney General is established by the Kansas Constitution. As the state's chief legal officer and top law enforcement official, the Attorney General performs a range of duties as prescribed by state law and legal precedents.

The office is organized into several divisions and units charged with performing these various functions. Among these divisions is the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the state's premier criminal investigative agency.

Special task forces have also been established to specifically target drug manufacture and trafficking in the southeast and southwest portions of the state.

Two independent boards are also organized within the Attorney General's Office: the State Child Death Review Board and the Crime Victims Compensation Board. In addition, the attorney general serves as a member of or makes appointments to a number of other boards and commissions. Click here to learn more about these organizations.