The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing non-discriminatory, effective and efficient law enforcement service in protecting the life and property of the citizens of Jefferson County, and to ensure that the constitutional rights of all persons are protected. The Sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county as directed by statute.
he current population of Jefferson County is approximately 20,000 of which about 13,000 reside in unincorporated areas. Jefferson County is 1,791 square miles. The Sheriff's Office provides primary law enforcement services to all the unincorporated areas of the county and secondary services to those in the incorporated cities.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has 24 full-time corrections staff, 6 Dispatchers, 6 Patrol Deputies, 1 Investigator, and 1 School Resource Officer. Each division is supervised by either a Lieutenant or Sergeant and the entire Office is augmented by numerous Reserve and volunteer Search and Rescue volunteers.