On the second Monday of January next following the adoption of the board under the
provisions of this act and thereafter, the law enforcement agency shall assume and
shall exercise all powers, duties and responsibilities previously exercised by the
sheriff and deputies of the sheriff. The sheriff, upon demand of the board, shall transfer and deliver to the agency all
vehicles, property and records belonging to the sheriff's department. A record of all property so transferred shall be prepared and copies thereof filed
in the office of the county clerk and with the secretary of the board. On the date fixed for the transfer of such authority, those officers and employees
of the sheriff of the county specified in K.S.A. 19-4476 who have not previously joined the agency shall become members of the department
if they so elect: Provided, That such officers and employees shall have filed in writing with the director a
request to transfer at least fifteen (15) days prior to such transfer date.
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