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.







Press Release:
Five Year-Olds' Birthday Wish Comes True

2/5/2016 11:10:46 AM

Five Year-Olds' Birthday Wish Comes True

This year a Teton County five year-old wished for a ride in a sheriff's car on his birthday and the Teton County Sheriff's Office was able to make that wish come true. The five year-old, his two year-old brother and his father took a quick early morning ride-a-long to start his day off right. Happy Birthday from the Teton County Sheriff's Office!



Press Release:
Holiday Cheer Part 2

12/23/2015 8:31:06 AM

Due to some generous donations from local community members, the Teton County Sheriff's Office has been catching people doing the right thing and rewarding them for being positive influences in our community. The video below is a young girl who found a painting and turned it in so it could be returned to the rightful owner.  Enjoy this second installment of Holiday cheer!

Press Release:
Skier Death

12/23/2015 7:56:28 AM

On Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 11:00AM the Teton County Sheriff's Office received a call about an unresponsive female skier in the Sundance Gulch just below top of the Casper Chairlift.  CPR was initiated and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Patrollers responded to the scene.  The victim was transported to the Teton Village Clinic where she was pronounced dead.

The victim was identified as 25 year old Kelsey Hewitt of Portland, OR.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Hewitt fell head first into a tree well and was unable to self-extricate.  Common cause of death in these situations is suffocation, although an official cause of death will have to be determined by the Coroner.

The North-West Avalanche Institute has a Snow Inversion Suffocation (SIS) information website:


Winter recreationists should be well informed of the dangers that tree wells and SIS represent.


Contact:  Detective Sgt. Todd Stanyon

Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001