The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has an authorized strength of 240 personnel and currently serves a population of approximately 709,264.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1781 as a county agency established by the Virginia legislature for the Commonwealth of Virginia. At that time, what is now known as Louisville, consisted only of a few houses.
In 1792 the Commonwealth of Kentucky was granted statehood and Jefferson County, along with the City of Louisville, became a part of Kentucky.
3 Heroes have given their lives in the line of duty during the history of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
There are 12 photos of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.