Sheriff's deputies patrol unincorporated Jefferson County around the clock, responding to emergencies and requests for assistance and enforcing criminal and traffic laws. Deputies work out of three community-based stations in the south, north, and mountain areas of the county. See the Patrol Division Organizational Chart (PDF).

Law Enforcement Authority Reports

View the archive of Law Enforcement Authority Reports.

Community-based Precincts

The county jail and the Sheriff's Office headquarters are located at the county government complex in Golden. Also, both the South and Mountain precincts offer the convenience of walk-in services. See our contact us page for a full listing.

Animal Control

Animal Control Officers are experienced, certified, highly trained professionals commissioned as agents for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Protection. Find more information on Animal Control.

Bomb Squad

The explosive ordinance disposal team (EODT), also known as the Bomb Squad, is a highly specialized unit trained in rendering suspected explosive devices and hazardous materials as safe. This unit is the only one of its kind in Jefferson County and frequently provides help to neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Special Operations

Special Operations is comprised of six special units within the Sheriff's Office. They are responsible for tasks that fall outside routine patrol, including high-crime areas, traffic problems, special event security, VIP and dignitary security, and liquor code enforcement.

Traffic Unit

The Traffic Unit responds to community concerns about speeding and reckless driving on Jefferson County roads. As these deputies do not respond to routine calls, they are free to focus on traffic enforcement. 

K-9 Unit

The K-9 Unit is used in high-risk situations such as building searches, tracking suspects or lost individuals, and discovery of concealed narcotics and explosives. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office currently has German Shepherds trained to detect narcotics; a Belgian shepherd trained to detect explosives; and a bloodhound for tracking and cadaver searches.

School Resource Officers 

School Resource Officers serve as liaisons between the Sheriff's Office and students, parents, and administrators in unincorporated Jefferson County, as well as the neighborhoods surrounding those schools. They provide valuable, law-related supplementary education for students in the schools they serve and in affiliated elementary schools.

Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT)

The Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) is a select group of deputies and support staff from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Arvada, Edgewater, and Golden Police Departments. SWAT is used in high-risk incidents when disciplined teamwork, specialized weapons, and tactical skills are required, such as incidents involving barricaded subjects or hostages.

Cyclist Program

Deputies on bicycles are a more visible deterrent to crime, especially when working in crowds that make it more difficult to patrol and monitor from patrol cars. Each deputy in the cyclist program must complete extensive formal training involving educational and practical instruction on the operation of mountain bikes and community policing strategies.

Field Training

The Patrol Division recognizes the importance of orientation and training upon assignment. All new patrol deputies receive field training on Sheriff's Office policies and procedures.