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Our office is charged with  prosecuting violations of state law and county ordinances. We prosecute felony violations that occur anywhere in Saline County and misdemeanor and traffic violations that occur outside the city limits. We prosecute all juvenile cases that occur within the county, represent the State of Kansas in child in need of care cases , and represent the petitioner in involuntary committment proceedings.

We research and write appellate briefs and present oral arguments to the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. Our office offers a diversion program to eligible first time offenders. We have a victim witness and restitution program to assist victims of crime throughout a criminal prosecution. We provide legal advice and guidance to local law enforcement.

The Saline County Attorney is Ellen Mitchell. She has been practicing law in Saline County since 1984. She has been a prosecutor since 1988 and has served as the Saline County Attorney since 2001.

Our staff of eighteen consists of seven attorneys, an Investigator / diversion coordinator, a restitution officer/office manager, two victim witness coordinators, two criminal legal secretaries, two juvenile legal secretaries, a traffic legal secretary,  a receptionist/ secretary and a file clerk.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our office is located on the third floor of the City County Building. You may contact us at:

300 W. Ash #302

Salina, Kansas 67401

Phone: 785-309-5815 

Fax: 785-309-5816 


You can call our traffic hotline any time at 785-309-5815 extension 1.

Witnesses can call our office at 785-309-5815 extension 2 after 6:00 p.m. the evening before they are scheduled to appear to verify whether the case is still proceeding.