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Summer is Here

Summer Dog

We recognize that the approach of summer is hitting a little bit different this year, with the current pandemic still affecting the nation and the world.    Despite these adjustments we are all going through, we want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer.  Congratulations to all our seniors and the best of luck in your futures, whether that is away at college, into a career, or somewhere in between.

As always, we would like to remind everyone to drive cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying summer weather, while continuing social distancing and other safety precautions.

Of course, summer weather usually means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat:

  • Take frequent water breaks
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle
  • Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness.

We would also like to remind everyone traveling in a vehicle to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive.  Seat belt usage is a most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.  Do not drink and drive - instead, call on a designated driver to get you home safely.   Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting other drivers and passengers you share the roadway with at risk, too.

While you are traveling our roadways, boating, camping, or fishing, please remember to practice safety at all times.  Mind the speed limits and always be on the lookout for children at play and crossing the streets.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office hopes everyone has a great, safe & healthy summer!  Congratulations again to our graduates!

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.

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