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Effective Immediately

Jail Visitation:

Jail visitation has been suspended.   All non essential employees, including, volunteers will not be allowed into the jail at this time.  Attorney visits will continue as normal.  This action will remain in effect until March 31, 2020, and will then be re-evaluated.

Business hours: 

The lobby of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will remain open during normal business hours.  Prior to coming into the Sheriff's Office, it is encouraged for patrons to call and inquire if their request can be handled over the phone.   We encourage the public to evaluate their reason for the visit to the Sheriff's Office and determine if it is necessary or if it is something that can be handled at a later date.

  • Patrons requiring entrance into the Sheriff's Office will complete a Health Screen prior to entrance.

Responding to Calls:

We will respond to calls as normal.   Again, I encourage patrons to call the Sheriff's office prior to coming in, and inquire if their request can be handled by phone.

The safety of the citizens of Jefferson County, my staff, and the inmates in my jail are of the upmost importance.   I'm in hope things will all go back to normal in time.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.   Use good judgment and be safe.

Sheriff Jeffrey L. 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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