Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Heraldry of the KBI Seal
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, as depicted in its beautiful seal, was created in 1939 by the Kansas Legislature. It was created at the urging of the Kansas Peace Officers' Association, the Kansas Bankers' Association and the Kansas Livestock Association.
The words, "Dedication, Service, Integrity", describe the mission of the KBI and the motivating force behind the men and women of the KBI.
The seal's colors have special significance. The dominant yellow and gold background, colors of Kansas wheat, reflects the state's agricultural heritage. The seal's endless blue circle and scales represent justice. The color red stands for valor and the color white stands for truth.
The large six-pointed star in the seal's foreground is symbolic of the authority of the Kansas sheriff, originally granted to KBI special agents.
The seal's six smaller stars symbolize our state's motto, "Ad Astra Per Aspera", or "To the Stars Through Difficulties".