the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, established in 1853, is one of the oldest law enforcement organizations in the state of
Washington. The sheriff's office budget for fiscal year 2006 was $3,086,424. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has 47
full-time positions, 12 reserve deputies, and 20 volunteers. The sheriff’s
office the two largest organization entities of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are the Criminal Division and
the Corrections Division.
the Criminal Division are the Deputies and Detectives. The primary function of the Criminal Division is law enforcement. Responding
to citizen's calls for assistance, investigation of crimes committed, traffic law enforcement through pro-active traffic stops,
and crime prevention through public education. The Criminal Division is supervised by the Undersheriff. The Criminal Division
consists of several divisions which include Patrol and Investigations.
Patrol Division is responsible for providing quality law enforcement services to unincorporated Jefferson County to include
protection of life, property and preservation of the peace. Patrol Deputies are
responsible for covering approximately 400 miles of county roads throughout the 1,850 square miles of Jefferson County. The
13 patrol deputies respond to criminal as well as civil complaints, investigate crimes and traffic accidents, enforce traffic
laws and serve civil papers. The
Detective Division is comprised of three detectives who are responsible for conducting complex and major criminal investigations.
The most common types of cases investigated by the detectives include: death, felony assault, sexual assault, child/elder
neglect and abuse, robbery, burglary, theft and fraud.
Division is under the direction of a commander. The day to day supervision of the facility is under the direction of two sergeants.
Besides the Commander and Sergeants, the total staffing of the Division includes 9 officers and 1 clerical support person,
along with a part-time cook. The Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division provides jail services for all law enforcement agencies in Jefferson County.
The jail facility was built in 1986 as part of the Jefferson County Justice Center complex in Port Hadlock, Washington. The
facility was originally constructed to house 37 inmates, but has since been expanded to house an additional 12 minimum security
inmates for a total of 49. The Justice Center complex houses the facilities for the adult criminal justice system. The jail
handled approximately 1,240 bookings in calendar year 2002.