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Home for the Holidays


As the holiday season approaches, I want to personally take this time to acknowledge my staff and thank them for their important contribution to my office and the community. I want to thank each and every one of our deputies and civilian staff for their hard work and encourage you to do the same when you see them.  Their hard work and dedication to my office and the community is something we are all very thankful for - not just during the holiday season, but all year-round.

I would also like to acknowledge the Jefferson County community for the tremendous support and efforts in helping make our County a safer place to live and raise a family. We appreciate your input and assistance, and are happy to know our website is an important information resource to so many of you.

Many of you will be driving to go home for the holidays. Please keep the following safety tips in mind while you travel:

*  Buckle your seat-belt always.

*  Don't drink and drive - even one alcoholic drink can reduce your abilities and impair your judgement.

*  Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel - eating, changing music stations, digging for items on the floorboard or in the back seat can lead to trouble.  Instead, pull over and take a break.

*  Be courteous - because of the volume of vehicles on the road, you are bound to run into a few traffic jams, be cut off, or be forced to stop short - remain calm and courteous - don't let other drivers ruin your holidays.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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 hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc.

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