As winter comes to a close and we welcome spring, we at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office remember that spring is a great time in our community – a new baseball season begins, spring break is approaching, and graduation draws near for our students. We enjoy celebrating these good times in our community.
If our officers can help with traffic control or security monitoring at special events, please call us well in advance of a scheduled event. If at all possible, we will help provide coverage for your special events.
We also want to remind you that with the warmer weather, children may be playing near our county roads. Please take extra caution andslow down when driving through residential neighborhoods. And remember, children learn by watching us.If you're traveling with a child, please model good driving habits, including:
- Wear your seat belt.
- Obey the speed limit.
- Slow near schools and neighborhoods (and explain why this is important)
- Do not text or check social media while driving.
- Make sure children are in the correct car seat.
For many more driving safety tips, please visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration at: www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety.
Thank you for keeping our roads and our citizens safe, and we look forward to the great times that spring will bring!
Sheriff Jeff Herrig
Sheriff Herrig has been employed at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office since 1982.
In 1993 he was appointed by then Sheriff Roy Dunnaway to the position of Undersheriff.
On April 4th, 2008, he was appointed to the position of Sheriff by Governor Kathleen Sebelius, to fill out the term of Sheriff Dunnaway.
Sheriff Herrig is a member of the National Sheriff's Association, Kansas Sheriff's Association, Capital Area Major Case Squad, International Association of Property & Evidence, Kansas Chiefs of Police Association, and Midwest Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts.
On July 22, 2009, Sheriff Herrig was appointed to represent the Kansas Sheriff's on the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention by the Governor.
January 2015, Sheriff Herrig was appointed President of the Kansas Sheriff's Association.
On July 1, 2015, Sheriff Herrig was appointed by Governor Brownback as a member on the Kansas Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training