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Spring is Around the Corner

As winter makes way for spring, we at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are reminded that this season is a great time in our community - a time of refreshing energy and renewed activity.  Whether it's at a special event at a public park or a cookout in your backyard, this is a great time of year to enjoy the great outdoors.

We also want to remind you that with the warmer weather, children may be playing near roads.   Please take extra caution and slow down when driving through residential neighborhoods.   And remember, children learn by watching us;  If you are traveling with a child, please model good driving habits, including:

  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Obey the speed limit.
  • Drive slowly near schools and neighborhoods (and explain why this is important).
  • Do not text while driving.
  • Make sure children are in the correct car seat.

For many more driving safety tips, please visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration at:   www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety

Thank you for keeping our roads and our citizens safe, and we look forward t the great times that spring will bring!!!

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.

On May 21, 2021, Sheriff Herrig was appointed as a member of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Advisory Committee by Governor Laura Kelly.

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