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:
Jackson man found deceased in jail cell

7/16/2015 5:18:20 PM

On Thursday July 16, 2015, at approximately 0735 hours, Teton County Sheriff's Office Detention Center staff was conducting normal morning meal and medical protocols when they discovered an inmate who appeared to be sleeping was unresponsive.    Jackson Hole Fire and EMS were requested to respond to the jail and it was determined that the inmate, 47-year-old Kenneth Scott Millward, of Jackson, was deceased. 

The Teton County Sheriff's Office requested the Jackson Police Department respond to the jail and conduct an investigation into the cause of death.  At this time no foul play is suspected and the death appears to be due to natural causes.  The Teton County Sheriff's Office, as a matter of standard protocol, is also conducting its own internal investigation to review all policy and procedures were followed as it relates to the custody and care of inmates.  The family of the deceased has been notified.

Contact:  Lieutenant Tom Combs

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

Press Release:
Arrests Made in Residential Burglaries

1/22/2015 10:18:44 AM


On Thursday, October 9, 2014 Teton County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a day time residential burglary at the Aspens.  The home was not locked at the time.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 another day time residential burglary occurred on Trap Club Drive.  This time forced entry was made.

On November 13, 2014 Christina M. Saxton, 37, and Morgan Andrew Weaver, 33, both of Idaho Falls ID, were arrested  by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Castle Rock, CO.  Douglas County was investigating a series of burglaries in their area when the apprehension was made.  Property recovered at the time of their arrest tied the suspects to the burglaries that occurred in Teton County, WY.   The stolen property will be returned to the rightful owners.

Teton County, WY  Detectives received arrest warrants for the suspects.  They are currently being held in the Douglas County, CO Jail.