About the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was founded in November 1859 and today serves over 550,000 residents of Jefferson County, with a patrolling responsibility to 190,000 in the unincorporated areas of the 773 square miles of the county. As chief law enforcement officer of the county, the Sheriff oversees a full-service sheriff’s office in Colorado with over 500 state-certified deputies and almost 300 professional staff. Additionally, about 300 volunteers support Sheriff’s operations.

Commands & Division

The Sheriff oversees Public Affairs and appoints the undersheriff to directly oversee operations of the Administrative Services Section, County Security Manager, and the four divisions:

Strategic Plan  

The Sheriff’s Office utilizes a strategic plan to guide our activities, focus our efforts, and direct our budget. In 2018, an internal steering committee worked with community members and professional stakeholders to develop a five-year strategic plan and identify goals that will help us achieve our vision for Jefferson County to be a safe place for all people to live, learn, work, and play. 

Strategic Plan Goals:

  1. Optimize Workforce Development by attracting candidates that mirror workforce demographics, reducing the hiring timeline, creating a retention and succession plan, and implementing trainings that advance employee performance.
  2. Enhance Public Safety Practices by using crime data to develop a resource deployment plan, working with community partners to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, and providing resources to victims of the same.
  3. Improve Relationships between Public Service and Our Communities by implementing a community engagement model, identifying gaps related to high-risk individuals, improving safety at Jeffco schools, and raising awareness of the emergency management function.
  4. Create an Environment for Efficient Fiscal and Facility Management by participating in the county’s Request for Proposals (RFP) process for its Facilities Master Plan, implementing an inventory management system, and working collaboratively with government entities to remain fiscally responsible.

Strategic Plan 2019-2023