Brenda Dietzman

Col. Brenda Dietzman (Ret) has more than 28 years of law enforcement and corrections experience. She is now an IADLEST internationally certified trainer and has presented to national and international audiences for both private and public sector organizations. Previously, she has presented at national conferences including WIFLE, National Sheriffs’ Association, American Jail Association, Major County Sheriffs’ Association, NLETS, among others. She has also written articles for national publications including Sheriff & Deputy, American Jail, Corrections Managers’ Report, and IACP Police Chief magazine.

Subjects she speaks on include leadership, wellness, developing women leaders, generations, and recruiting & retention. Her presentations are full of evidence-based concepts and ideas. She inspires, has fun, and leaves the audience with a personal action plan to improve their organizations, co-workers, and themselves both at work and in their lives.

In 2019, she retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Wichita, Kansas as the undersheriff in charge of jail operations. She oversaw two facilities with a total population of 1400+ inmates, 300+ employees, and a $40 million budget. During her time in law enforcement, she also served as the captain in charge of the Patrol Division and the Judicial Division, a lieutenant in both the Patrol Division and the Special Project Unit, a Community Policing sergeant, a detective, and a road patrol deputy.

During her career, she was awarded two bronze medals for Meritorious Conduct, two bronze medals for Outstanding Service, and the Core Value Award from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Also, she was named the ASIS Officer of the Year, WCC Officer of the Year, Thomas Hopkins Post & Aux. Officer of the Year, Sedgwick County BOCC Chairman’s Award Recipient, WCC Humanitarian of the Year, and the American Red Cross Volunteer of the Year.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. She enjoys traveling, photography, mountain biking, meditation and reading. She is married and has three rescue dogs.

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