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Back to School in Jefferson County


Dear Friends,

Back to school time is an important event for our entire community.  Students are back in class and teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year.  Administrators are working with budgets, school bus routes, staffing, and school safety concerns.   Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, carpools and support for their student's activities and studies.   Businesses are equipping families, teachers, and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year.  Back to school is a busy time for us all.

During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic.   Be mindful of our school traffic zones, especially during the morning hours and early afternoon.  Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play.   Slow down and increase your stopping distances.

School buses are back on the road.  Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout your daily travel.   Leave plenty of time and space for buses.  With school traffic, anticipated delays in your travel, leave early so you're not in a rush.  And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.

I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our community.   Our children are counting on us - let's work together to make "back to school" a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all Jefferson County residents.

Thank you,

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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