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School's Out & Summer's Here

As we approach summer, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for a busy time of the year--as school dismisses and our neighbors get outside to enjoy barbeques, festivals and other outdoor events.   We also want to take this time to give a big congratulations to all our area graduates and wish them the best of luck in the future, 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 the summer weather.

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

  • Take frequent water brakes
  • 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 their seat belt and never drink and drive.  Seat belt usage is the 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, but you also put 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 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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