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    Sheriff and Undersheriff

    The sheriff of Jefferson County oversees the largest full-service sheriff's office in Colorado. He supervises law enforcement services provided to the 181,666 residents of the unincorporated areas of the county, and serves as fire marshal in cases of wildfire. Under his leadership, the Sheriff's Office enforces the law, investigates crimes and runs the county jail, which may hold as many as 1,280 inmates. The undersheriff is appointed by the sheriff.

    Community Relations

    The Community Relations Unit manages the Sheriff's Office external communications via the agency's website, brochures, email alerts and annual reports. This unit also coordinates Sheriff's Office events and oversees the agency's participation in charitable activities

    Internal Affairs

    The Sheriff's Office accepts all comments and complaints regarding its employees or procedures. The Internal Affairs Unit processes inquiries and commendations and investigates all complaints.

    Complainants are notified in writing of receipt of their complaint, and are notified of the outcome of the investigation that follows. The Internal Affairs unit may be contacted by phone, in writing or in person; citizens may also direct a complaint or commendation to any supervisor and it will be processed through Internal Affairs. To reach Internal Affairs, call 303-271-5607.

    Public Affairs Unit

    The public information director and public information officer are the lead spokespersons and main media contacts for information on Sheriff's Office activities. The Public Affairs Unit is responsible for originating and disseminating press releases and other information to the media that may be of public interest. The unit is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for response to media inquiries concerning the Sheriff's Office.

    Security Manager

    The county security manager is responsible for developing and implementing a centralized security program that provides for a safe environment for Jefferson County government employees, citizens, vendors and contractors. The security officer is responsible for the security of the county government campus and the county's 55 separate facilities.

    Staff Inspection Unit

    The Staff Inspection Unit ensures that all work groups at the Sheriff's Office are adhering to department policy and accreditation standards. Regular reviews of each unit's activities and record-keeping ensure that the department is operating efficiently and according to established standards.