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COVID: Sheriff Operation Update


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office:  785-863-2765  (ADMIN Office)

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.

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 requests 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.

This will remain in effect until January 4, 2021.  I will revisit the state of the County and the Hospitals that our citizens utilize on a bi-weekly basis for positive changes, and hopefully make changes moving toward normal functions.

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

Sheriff Jeffrey L. Herrig

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