The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is not unique from other rural counties located in the mid west.
Geographically speaking, Jefferson County is comprised of farming ground, hills with thick woods and underbrush, large and small bodies of water, rivers and streams and prairies.
Each type of physical land attribute presents its own difficulty in searching for missing persons, victims of crimes or evidence recovery. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue includes personnel from Jefferson County Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, Jefferson County EMS and sometimes utilizes aircraft operated by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Jefferson County uses all types of equipment, from basic Law Enforcement vehicles and tools, to specialized equipment. The Sheriff's Office owns and operates numerous water craft including an air boat, Polaris and John Deere gator type vehicles, an armored Peace Keeper and 4X4 vehicles.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office also has a K-9 Officer that utilizes a dual purpose patrol dog that tracks and sniffs evidence. We recently retired a bloodhound.