Terry J. Manwaring
About the Jefferson
County Sheriff’s OfficeAccording to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, it “was founded in November 1859
and today serves 184,640 residents in the unincorporated areas of the county. As the largest full service sheriff's office
in Colorado, the agency has more than 500 sworn deputies and more than 200 non-sworn employees who provide services to the
community. The Sheriff's Office is organized into three divisions: Detention Services, Law Enforcement
Services and Support Services, each of which is commanded by a division chief.
The Jefferson County Detention Facility,
or county jail, is the central detention facility for all law enforcement agencies in Jefferson County, including local police
departments. The county jail houses inmates and pre-trial detainees who have been committed to the custody of the sheriff.
The staff of the Detention Services Division is responsible for all aspects of the jail: from booking
and classification of inmates to facility security, medical services and transportation
Deputies patrol unincorporated Jefferson
County around the clock, responding to emergencies and requests for assistance and enforcing criminal and traffic laws.
Deputies work out of three community-based stations in the south, north and mountain areas of the county.
The Support Services Division is the
glue that holds the agency together. Functions such as fleet maintenance, accounting, radio maintenance
and record-keeping ensure that citizens receive quality services from their law enforcement agency. A wide
variety of departments fall under the Support Services umbrella.”