The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, established in 1853, is one of the oldest law enforcement organizations in the state of Washington. We have been serving Jefferson County for 150 years! Please feel free to browse these pages and use the visitor response form if you have any questions or comments.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to provide non-discriminatory, effective and efficient law enforcement service in protecting the life and property of the citizens of Jefferson County, and to ensure that the constitutional rights of all persons are protected. The Sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county as directed under RCW 36.28.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is located at the Justice Center, 79 Elkins Road, Port Hadlock, Washington (360) 385-3831 (FAX 360-379-0521). The Sheriff's Office also maintains an office at the Courthouse in Port Townsend, a substation in Clearwater, and an annex in Quilcene.
The current population of Jefferson County is approximately 26,000 of which approximately 18,000 reside in unincorporated areas. Jefferson County is 1,815 square miles. The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to all the unincorporated area of the county.
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. Entry level testing for deputies is contracted with Public Safety Testing (www.publicsafetytesting.com).
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has a 150 year history. Henry C. Wilson was appointed as the first Sheriff in 1853. Sheriff Hernandez is the 35th individual to hold the office.
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