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
Sheriff

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.

 TCSO

 

 

 



Press Release:
Teton County Sheriff’s Office deputies execute search warrant on residence; make heroin related arrests

8/19/2014 4:08:00 PM

On Thursday, August 14, 2014, Teton County Sheriff's deputies, who were assisted by the Jackson Police Department, executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Aspen Drive. Deputies seized heroin, marijuana, prescription pills, possible bath salts, cash, a variety of drug paraphernalia and a firearm from a residence in that vicinity.

Also at that time, detectives arrested 21-year-old Anthony Nykun of Jackson on three counts of delivery of controlled substances; namely heroin. Another adult male at the residence, 25-year-old Mason Harpe of Columbia, South Carolina, was also arrested for possession of heroin and possession of marijuana.

The arrests come following an ongoing investigation into the influx of heroin that has been rumored to have surfaced heavily within the last year in Teton County. The Teton County Sheriff's Office and Jackson Police Department are deeply concerned about the number of young adults in our community that are rumored to be experimenting with this highly addictive and highly dangerous drug.

Anyone with information about heroin trafficking in the area is urged to call the Teton County Sheriff's Office Investigations Unit at (307)733-2331. Your information can remain confidential and anonymous.

Contact: Sergeant Tom Combs

Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.4052



Press Release:
Deputies ask for community help in bike thefts

8/13/2014 10:03:33 AM

On August 9, 2014, a 2009 Turner 5 Spot All-Mountain Bike was stolen from a bike rack off the back of a vehicle from Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.  Suspect(s) damaged the locking mechanism that was used to secure the bicycle.  The bike is dark grey with blue accents and a gold front fork/shocks with the brand FOX visible. 

Over the course of several months there have been multiple thefts of bicycles in Teton County, specifically in the vicinity of Teton Village and Jackson.  Many bicycles have been stolen off mounted racks on vehicles.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information regarding stolen bicycles.  Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the thefts.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office reminds you not to leave your property unattended, unlocked, or accessible to unauthorized persons.  Take the proper precautions to safeguard your belongings.

If you have any information please contact the Teton County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit at (307)733-4052 or Crimestoppers at (307) 733-5148.  You can remain anonymous.

Contact:
Criminal Investigations Unit
Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.4052
www.tetonsheriff.org

 



Press Release:
Teton County Sheriff’s Office deputies warn public against “DEA” scam based outside of the United States

4/15/2014 10:47:33 AM

    Teton County residents have recently been targeted by a scam where a resident is contacted by phone and the caller represents themselves by claiming to be from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  The DEA impersonator tells the resident he/she has been indicted on criminal charges in another state and documents are being mailed to them about their alleged criminal act(s).  The caller also warns the citizen not to talk to anyone about this or they will be arrested.  It is believed that the citizen will be contacted later and informed they missed a court date and need to wire money to avoid a warrant being issued for their arrest.

 

      In one particular report, a local citizen returned the call to the number listed on their caller ID, and the person who answered identified themselves as "DEA".  THIS IS A SCAM.  The Teton County Sheriff's Office was able to verify this as a scam by contacting a DEA office and also contacting the originating phone number of the fictitious "DEA" office.  Within minutes of being called by law enforcement, the phone number was disconnected by the scammers.

 

      Essentially this scam is originating in another country using a USA based phone number.  If you are ever required to appear in court, you will be notified in person by a law enforcement officer or through certified mail with official documents stating the date, time and location of the required court appearance.  NEVER SEND OR WIRE MONEY TO SOMEONE WHO CONTACTS YOU BY PHONE.  If you suspect a scam, contact your local law enforcement agency for guidance.

Contact:  Sergeant Tom Combs

Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.4052
www.tetonsheriff.org