The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement office in the county. An important duty is to provide law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county; however, the office maintains full law enforcement jurisdiction in all cities and townships within the county. Enforcement duties include criminal investigations and the investigation of all types of traffic accidents. One of the duties of the Sheriff’s Office, however, is the service of legal processes of the courts and the conduct of elections. Also under the Sheriff’s Office responsibility is the operating and maintaining of the county jail. All these services have to be provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day. To learn more about the divisions within this office, please see below.