|Dear Jefferson County Community,|
The recent event in Minneapolis involving its police department has caused great concern throughout the entire country. Let me assure you that we at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stand in condemnation of the death of George Floyd...(Read more here)
During the current state legislative session, Senate Bill 21-062 was introduced as one of several bills focused on criminal justice reform, specifically the justice system’s “over-reliance on incarceration” as described by the bill’s sponsors. While the bill offers some positive changes, I believe it will have a negative impact on crime in Jefferson County if approved as written. In its current form, the bill effectively eliminates the ability to incarcerate individuals for class 4, 5, or 6 felony offenses.
|The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to transparency with our community. This includes sharing our policies so residents understand how our employees do the difficult work of keeping the community safe. |
We review and update our policies regularly to ensure that we are in line with the best practices within the industry as well as are consistent with Colorado and federal law.
On September 24, 2021, Scott Smith (06/15/1975) was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, and domestic violence related to a 2020 case that resulted in the death of his wife, Kanokwan (Nok) Smith. Read on...
As National Emergency Preparedness Month draws to a close, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new, interactive and user-friendly Disaster and Emergencies Guide to help residents prepare and plan for disasters. Read on...