Many people across our nation have never heard of Teton County, Wyoming, but more than likely, they have heard of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office essentially polices all of Jackson Hole, so you can imagine the beauty and privilege of working in an environment that is the best the United States has to offer. If you happen to be a person who loves the outdoors and the mountains, Jackson Hole is for you.

However, it’s not just the beauty of our landscape or the outdoor adventures that attracts potential employees to our department; it’s the vision and mission of the department. At the Teton County Sheriff’s Office we value quality of life for everyone. Yes, we are in the business of policing, but to us that business means partnerships with our community, respect for all people, professionalism at every level, and knowing we all have it within our power to make a positive difference to our residents, our visitors and each other. At the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, it’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

Sheriff Carr





Teton County is a year round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming.  It serves as the southern gateway to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowston National Park and is home to three world class ski resorts. Teton County is 4216

square miles with approximately 97% of the land within the county’s border held in public ownership-National Parks, National Elk Refuge and Bridger Teton National Forest and Targhee National forest.  Teton County is a unique place to live and work, offering many outdoor recreational activities, abundant wildlife and open spaces, fine dining and premier cultural arts offerings.  2021 marks the centennial for Teton County.  Part of Teton County is only accessible by Teton Pass and over 20 miles through Idaho.  We share law enforcement duties with Jackson Police Department, National Park Rangers, National Forest Rangers, National Elk Refuge Rangers, Wyoming Highway Patrolman, US Fish and Wildlife Officers and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations Agents.

Teton County Sheriff’s Office has 76 fulltime employees.  We have our Sheriff and two Lieutenants,  a Communications Center and staff, the Teton County Jail and staff, Patrol staff, Investigations staff, Information Technology staff, Front Desk staff, Search and Rescue, Court Security staff, Training Sergeant, Executive Assistant, Civil Process, Treatment Court/Alternative to Incarceration Coordinator and a School Resource Deputy. 

Starting salary for Patrol, Detention and Emergency Dispatchers is $54,167.00 annually.  The Teton County Employee Benefits program offers core benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance as well as voluntary & supplemental benefits that help maximize coverage options.  Other benefits include Telemedicine, a Wellness program, Wyoming Law Enforcement Retirement (Patrol, Detention, Court Security, Emergency Dispatch) or Wyoming Public Retirement (Civil Positions), Deferred Compensation Plan, Voluntary Pet Insurance, Voluntary Medical Transportation Benefit, Access to Exercise Facility and Recreation Center, Discounted Bus Pass Program and Start Bike Program.  For a full description of benefits, please go to:   http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/183/Employee-Insurance-Benefits.   

DISPATCH:  Our Communications Center consists of four stations with sixteen budgeted positions which includes the Communications Manager, Communications Supervisors, Lead Dispatchers and Emergency Dispatchers.  Currently, the team is working either a four/ten shift or a three/twelve plus 4 hour shift. 

JAIL:  Our Detention Center has seven blocks with forty five beds and eighteen budgeted positions to include Detention Sergeants, Detention Corporals and Detention Officers and Deputies.   Currently the team is working three/twelve one week and four/twelve the following week.

PATROL:  Our Patrol Division has nineteen budgeted positions with Patrol Sergeants, Patrol Corporals and Patrol Deputies.   Currently the team is working four/tens.

INVESTIGATIONS:  We have a five person Investigations Unit which includes an Investigations Sergeant, two permanent Detectives, a rotating Detective and the School Resource Deputy.

WE ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS.  Please click on the link on the top right to submit an application.  If you have questions about employment opportunities with Teton County Sheriff’s Office, please contact Kimmi Kussy at kkussy@tetonsheriff.org or (307)732-8325