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:

11/18/2015 2:02:35 PM



Please be aware that thieves are attempting to scam consumers by posing as a utility company, locally posing as Lower Valley Energy.


The scammers are posing as employees, telling customers that unless immediate payment is made their power will be disconnected. The scam appears to be targeting businesses but residential customers are also at risk. At least one business has suffered a significant loss.


This scam is being attempted primarily via telephone but at least one business has had scammers come to their location displaying fake Lower Valley Energy badges/ID.


Please immediately verify employment of anyone claiming to work for Lower Valley Energy by contacting their customer service line (located in Afton, WY) at 307-885-3175. Please alert local law enforcement (307-733-2331) immediately if contact is made in person or a loss occurs. Do not give personal or financial information to anyone prior to verifying their identity.

Press Release:
Business E-mail Compromise Scam or BEC Scam

11/17/2015 3:33:48 PM

Business E-mail Compromise Scam or BEC Scam


Please be aware of an increasing type of fraud. BEC Scams general target victims who frequently make wire transfers. There are several different ways this scam is completed, often by e-mail, facsimile, or telephone call.


An example of the e-mail version: the scammers hack e-mail accounts and use information to create and send what appear to be legitimate (yet fraudulent) e-mails. These e-mails give instructions on how to complete pending business or legal transactions by making wire transfer deposits to fraudulent bank accounts. These pending transactions could be related to standard business transactions, investment transactions, or civil litigation cases.


The scam is often assumed to be legitimate because the scammer creates an originating e-mail account that appears almost identical to the hacked account. For example, if the target company’s account was “example.com” the thieves might register “examp1e.com” (substituting the numeral 1 for letter “L”) or “example.co,” and send messages from that account. The specific information used by the scammers also contribute to the believability of the scam. For instance, they learn a business makes frequent supply purchase so the scammers request the business to make payments of pending invoices via wire transfer.


From October of 2013 to December of 2014 over $179 million reported loss in the US alone. Please be vigilant to verify all emails or contacts while making transactions. Please review the IC3.gov website for more information regarding BEC scams, https://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150122.aspx

Report any attempts or losses related to BEC scams immediately to IC3.gov.