jefferson county justice center

Our Mission

We, the members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, dedicated to taking pride in what we do, will demonstrate professionalism by our actions, appearance and communication.

Our commitment is to identify and apprehend criminals and investigate crimes with diligence and persistence, with consistency and fairness to all people, regardless of station or position. We will exhibit integrity by being above reproach personally, as well as, professionally and demonstrating leadership through good life and work habits.

By acquiring knowledge through the sharing of ideas, we pledge to perform our duties to the highest standard, to promote a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the citizens of Jefferson County to live, work and raise their families.

About the Sheriff's Office

We serve the largest rural population in the State of Missouri with over 225,000 people covering 660 square miles. Jefferson County is the most unique county in the State of Missouri in that approximately 70% of the population resides outside any of its municipalities. Jefferson County is one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, both in residential and industrial growth.

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We are a very diverse county, both geographically and by population. To the North, we adjoin St. Louis County and are comparable to any large metropolitan area. While on the east side of the county, we follow the Mississippi River with large subdivisions and communities enjoying scenic views overlooking its banks. To the south and west, we neighbor Ste. Genevieve County, St. Francois County, Washington County, and Franklin County where a rural, sparsely populated farm community atmosphere still exists. It would not be unusual for us to handle a bank robbery to the north and a cattle rustling charge in the south of our county all in the same day.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is located in the Jefferson County Justice Center located at 400 First Street in Hillsboro. This facility was built in 2008 and is also the home of the Juvenile Division and the Jefferson County Municipal Court. Prior to moving to this location we were located on the 2nd floor of the County Jail. The County Jail was built in 1991, the facility originally included a 110-bed correction facility that rapidly was outgrown. After the Sheriff's Office moved out in 2008 the Jail was renovated to add an additional 150 beds.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is located in the Jefferson County Justice Center located at 400 First Street in Hillsboro. This facility was built in 2008 and is also the home of the Juvenile Division and the Jefferson County Municipal Court. Prior to moving to this location we were located on the 2nd floor of the County Jail. The County Jail was built in 1991, the facility originally included a 110-bed correction facility that rapidly was outgrown. After the Sheriff's Office moved out in 2008 the Jail was renovated to add an additional 150 beds.

Currently, we have two zone offices in the county with the North Zone Office located Hwy. 30 & Dillon Plaza Drive in High Ridge and the East Zone Office at the 955 Windsor Harbor Rd. in Imperial. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office employs 162 sworn officers and 76 civilian employees. We provide a full service correctional facility to the citizens of our county, complete all civil process required by any of the courts, provide bailiffs to each of the 12 different court rooms, as well as normal law enforcement services to the community.

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