Welcome to the Teton County Sheriff's Office Website

Welcome to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office  Website!   Whether you are interested in joining our team, visiting our area, or just surfing the net, I hope this website is helpful to you.  We have endeavored to make it as user friendly as possible; so sit back, relax and enjoy getting to know a little more about us. 

Jim Whalen

Vision Statement

The vision of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office is to be the foremost leader in excellent public service across the State of Wyoming. 

Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with our community, to preserve the peace, seek justice, embrace our roles as public servants and strive to provide a safe environment for all.  We will accomplish this through our commitment to the values of integrity, fairness, compassion, CUSTOMER SERVICE and excellence, forever upholding the constitutional rights of all people.              

Oath of Honor     

Honor, integrity and respect will never be betrayed.  I will always hold myself and others accountable for having the courage to do the right thing.







5/21/2015 6:37:40 PM


The Teton County Sheriff's Office is profoundly saddened by the deaths of Luke Lynch and Stephen Adamson who died as a result of an avalanche last weekend in Grand Teton  National Park.    Both have been big supporters of our search and rescue team (Stephen was actually a member of the search and rescue foundation) and while the image being displayed is typically used for fallen peace officers, today we consider just the same, that we lost two of our own.  R.I.P.  brothers.


Press Release:
Remains found of missing hunter

9/29/2015 1:14:25 PM

Jackson, WY-September 29, 2015, 1:00pm-Teton County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (TCSAR) report that they have found the remains of Bernard Rietmann. 

 Search teams found Mr. Rietmann at approximately 11:45am, in the Boulder Creek area of the Gros Ventre Wilderness. Boulder Creek is a tributary of the Little Granite Creek drainage. Mr. Rietmann's remains will be released to the Teton County Coroner's Office.   Teton County Sheriff's Deputies will conduct an investigation of the area where Mr. Rietmann's remains were found.

The discovery of Mr. Rietmann was the result of finding what was believed to be his rifle.  The sheriff's office received information at around 9:30am from a hunter stating he found a rifle in the Boulder Creek drainage on Monday. The hunter, who lives in Green River, Wyoming, stated he was hunting in Boulder Creek when he found the rifle.  He was unaware of the on-going search and ended up taking the rifle to his home.   He later found out about the search and contacted the sheriff's office.   He was able to provide GPS coordinates of where he found the rifle.  Search teams were immediately diverted to that area and discovered Mr. Rietmann.

 Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) expresses its appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers who joined the search efforts which covered over 20 square miles over seven days.

Press Release:
Missing Person

9/24/2015 12:31:48 PM

Teton County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (TCSAR) initiated a search last evening for a Wilson, WY resident reported overdue from a hunting excursion. Bernard Rietmann, age 85, planned to return from his outing at approximately 5:00 pm and was reported missing by his family shortly before 9:00 pm.

TCSAR quickly assembled a team of  searchers after receiving the report from the Sheriff’s Dispatch Office.  Twenty volunteers looked in and around the Granite Creek area, focusing primarily on the Highline Trail. Searchers suspended operations at 2:00 this morning.

TCSAR has expanded the search today, with nearly 50 individuals from multiple agencies involved in search operations. Following a briefing, crews returned to the field at 8:00 am.

Rietmann was reported as wearing a blue jacket, a hunting cap, and boots. He was also carrying a rifle when he left on his hunting trip. Searchers are concerned with Rietmann’s medical condition, which may cause him to tire easily.

Anyone with information on Rietmann’s location should contact Teton County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (307) 733.2331.