The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was founded in November 1859 and today serves 550,000 residents of Jefferson County with a patrolling responsibility to 189,720 residents in the unincorporated areas of the 773 square miles of the county.
As chief law enforcement officer of the county, Sheriff Jeff Shrader oversees the largest full-service sheriff's office in Colorado with 542 state certified deputies and 283 professional staff. Additionally, about 300 volunteers support Sheriff's operations.
Each inmate is allowed 1, 2, or 3 -20 minute on site visits per week depending on the inmates housing unit. If visiting remotely or by video visitation, friends and family can schedule unlimited visits with an inmate. On site visits are allowed daily between 9 - 10:30 a.m., 1:10 - 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. The visiting week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.