Website and Social Media Platforms Terms and Conditions of Use

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, State of Missouri
Website and Social Media Platforms Terms and Conditions of Use



By visiting you agree to abide by the Terms of Use described below. We have created these rules and guidelines to protect you and to ensure that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, hereinafter referred to as “J.C.S.O.”, website is safe for everybody. By agreeing to these terms, you are taking responsibility for your own actions. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use below, please do not access or use this website.  All other rights reserved.

Legal Notice and Disclaimer:

J.C.S.O. obtains all information, downloadable files and software contained herein from sources believed by J.C.S.O. to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, J.C.S.O. shall not be held responsible for any errors or omissions in the information, and/or downloadable files, and/or software available at the J.C.S.O. website. J.C.S.O. makes no representations, and expressly disclaims all responsibilities, about the suitability, for any purpose, of the information, downloadable files and/or software that are available to the user at the J.C.S.O. website. Information and software may be changed at any time without notice of any kind. The information and software on this website are provided "as is" without expressed or implied warranty of any kind. J.C.S.O. disclaims all warranties with regard to the information and/or software, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall J.C.S.O. be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or any other damages whatsoever, including without limitation, any loss of use, lost data, or lost profits or opportunity, or punitive damages, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort action, arising out of or in connection with the accuracy, use, or performance of the information, and/or downloadable files and/or software on J.C.S.O.'s .

Some U.S. States and Foreign Countries provide rights in addition to those above, or do not allow limitation or exclusion of implied warranties, or liability for incidental or consequential damages. Therefore, the above limitations may not apply to you or there may be State provisions that supersede the above. Any clause or any portion of a clause declared invalid shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the clause. These terms may only be amended in writing, must be signed by J.C.S.O.'s authorized representatives, and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri.

Links to Third Party Websites:

The links to third parties’ websites contained within this website will allow you to leave J.C.S.O.’s website. The websites that are linked to J.C.S.O.’s website are not under the control of J.C.S.O.  J.C.S.O. is not, and shall not be, held responsible for the contents, in any way or form, of any linked website or of any link contained in a linked website. J.C.S.O. provides these links only as a convenience to you, the user of the website; and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by J.C.S.O. of the linked website.

Any rights not expressly granted by J.C.S.O. herein are expressly reserved.

J.C.S.O.  Website Terms of Use
Acceptance of Terms of Use

The access to J.C.S.O.’s website is provided free of charge to you by J.C.S.O. ("J.C.S.O.") under these Terms of Use. Although portions of J.C.S.O.’s website may be viewed simply by visiting the website, in order to access the Crime Tips Section of the website and/or receive additional services from J.C.S.O. you may need to sign on as a guest/create a profile or register as a member of J.C.S.O.’s website. If you sign on to J.C.S.O.’s website as a guest/create a profile or if you register as a member of J.C.S.O.’s website community, these Terms of Use will govern your use of J.C.S.O.’s website, including access to message boards and all other available features, to include features made available by J.C.S.O. to guests in the future.

Actions that restrict or inhibit anyone - whether a person, entity or otherwise - in his or her use of J.C.S.O.’s website services, or that generate excessive network traffic through the use of automated or manual routines that are not related to ordinary personal or business use of the website. Upon determining such types of conduct by an individual or entity or otherwise, J.C.S.O. may take action to prevent current or future disruption/restrictions against such activity.

This server and its data, images, etc. are provided for public informational purposes. Data mining / large bulk requests of this website are strictly prohibited. Large data requests from the data that this website provides, can be made through our Custodian of Records at the Sheriff’s Office.

Please contact us at (636) 797-5000 or;

Custodian of Records
Dawn Davison
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 100, (400 1st. St.)
Hillsboro, Mo. 63050
Desk: (636) 797-5585
Fax: (636) 797-5049

for further information.

By entering into/using J.C.S.O.’s website as a guest and/or creating a profile and/or by participating in any process/activity made available to guests and/or by selecting to participate in any process/activity made available to our guests currently and/or in the future, you are indicating your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use, as such terms may be modified periodically. 

These Terms of Use govern your use of J.C.S.O.’s website and all services provided in connection with J.C.S.O.’s website. J.C.S.O. shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms of Use. In addition, J.C.S.O. does not bear any fiduciary responsibility to any user of this website. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not register/create a profile or enter J.C.S.O.’s website as a guest or otherwise. The Terms of Use for your continued use of J.C.S.O.’s website will be posted on the J.C.S.O. website. Please check this area before using J.C.S.O.’s website to determine whether a change has been made to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these changes in the Terms of Use as they may occur, please arrange to terminate your registration with J.C.S.O.’s website immediately;

  • by notifying J.C.S.O. of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Use; and;
  • by discontinuing your use of J.C.S.O.’s website. Your continued use of J.C.S.O.’s website shall be construed as and shall constitute your acceptance of any and all changes in the terms and conditions set forth herein.

From time to time J.C.S.O. may supplement these Terms of Use with additional Terms pertaining to specific content or events ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on J.C.S.O.’s website to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

Registration Information/Privacy Policy
Collection of Personal Information

When you engage in certain activities on this website, such as filling out forms, downloading software, or entering complaints/concerns, J.C.S.O. may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, J.C.S.O. may require that you provide certain personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information.

J.C.S.O. collects this information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. All information collected, regardless of type, will be protected pursuant to the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

If you would like your name deactivated from J.C.S.O.’s lists, or if you would like to unsubscribe from J.C.S.O.’s e-mail bulletins, please use the contact information below to request that J.C.S.O. deactivate you from its lists. Be sure to include your name, postal address, telephone number, information contained in your J.C.S.O. mailer, and/or other necessary information needed for deactivation.

J.C.S.O. will use reasonable efforts to honor your requests, but we appreciate your patience in allowing us a reasonable amount of time for processing.

Use of Cookies

When you visit, you can surf the website anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to analyze and improve our website, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Website pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will not be able to access those pages.)

While J.C.S.O. uses cookies to track your visit to, and our Website servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous, unless you have otherwise provided J.C.S.O. with personal information.

Please note that J.C.S.O. is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-J.C.S.O. websites to which may link.

Users may send e-mail to us at with any further questions.

J.C.S.O. contact information:

Public Safety Information Coordinator
Grant Bissell
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 100, (400 1st. St.)
Hillsboro, Mo. 63050
Desk: (636) 797-5053
Fax: (636) 797-5049

Modifications of these Terms of Use

J.C.S.O. may modify these Terms of Use from time to time at its sole discretion. Each time you log on to J.C.S.O.’s website, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes, unless you arrange to terminate your registration with J.C.S.O.’s website immediately by notifying J.C.S.O. of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Use; and by discontinuing your use of J.C.S.O.’s website.

Modifications of the J.C.S.O. Website

J.C.S.O. may modify or discontinue J.C.S.O.’s website with or without notice to you and without liability to you or to any third party.

Content of Messages

You also agree not to use J.C.S.O.’s website to send or post on message boards or any place on J.C.S.O.’s website, any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable Local, State, Federal (National) or International Law or Regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. J.C.S.O. reserves the right to delete any such material from J.C.S.O.’s website. J.C.S.O. will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Use contained within this Terms of Use agreement.

You agree not to post or use J.C.S.O.’s website to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio files. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.

You acknowledge that;

  • J.C.S.O. permits access to content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights ("Rights");
  • these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and
  • except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Use and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not post to J.C.S.O.’s website, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that Rights do not protect any information, software, images or any other content on J.C.S.O.’s website rests with you. You acknowledge that J.C.S.O. may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading such materials.

Third Party Services

Special routing icons may be included within J.C.S.O.’s website, the activation of which will allow you to access and learn more about J.C.S.O. and other services provided by J.C.S.O. or its affiliates, whereby the use of such icons is free of additional charge to you. When you access any of these services, your rights and obligations will be governed by the agreements and policies relating to the use of these services.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly agree that use of J.C.S.O.’s website is at your sole risk.  J.C.S.O.’s website is provided on an “As Is” and “As Available” basis.  J.C.S.O. expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

J.C.S.O. makes no warranty that J.C.S.O.’s website will meet your requirements, or that J.C.S.O.’s website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does J.C.S.O. make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of J.C.S.O.’s website. J.C.S.O. will not be liable for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or not, which may result from the unavailability or malfunction of J.C.S.O.’s website.

You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of J.C.S.O.’s website is at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results for the download of such material and/ or data.

You understand and agree that J.C.S.O. does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in or provided in connection with J.C.S.O.’s website. J.C.S.O. is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.  The information is provided with the understanding that neither J.C.S.O. nor its members, while such members are participating in J.C.S.O.’s website, are engaged in rendering legal, business, investing, counseling or other advisory services.  J.C.S.O. encourages you to seek appropriate professional advice or care for any situation or problem that you may have. 

J.C.S.O. shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced in this service area.  Your participation in J.C.S.O.’s website is entirely at your own risk.  No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from J.C.S.O. or through J.C.S.O.’s website shall create any warranty mot expressly made herein.

J.C.S.O. makes not warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through J.C.S.O.’s website or any transactions entered into through J.C.S.O.’s website.

J.C.S.O. is not responsible for the content on the internet or world wide web website pages that is contained outside the J.C.S.O.’s website.  As a convenience to J.C.S.O.’s users, J.C.S.O. may provide links to resources that are beyond J.C.S.O.’s control. J.C.S.O. makes no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any websites to which J.C.S.O. may provide links and you hereby waive any claim you might have against J.C.S.O. with respect to such websites.

Limitation of Liability

J.C.S.O. shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use J.C.S.O.’s website or for the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through J.C.S.O.’s website or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data, or other intangibles, even if J.C.S.O. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Promotional Messages

While J.C.S.O. does not currently engage in this practice, as services are developed in the future, J.C.S.O. may, from time to time, send e-mail messages to you containing advertisements, promotions, etc. J.C.S.O. makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such e-mail messages or services that may be obtained from J.C.S.O., and you agree that J.C.S.O. shall not have any liability with respect thereto.


You agree to indemnify and hold each deputy and/or employee of J.C.S.O., the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of J.C.S.O.’s website, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Applicable Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to conflicts of law(s) provisions thereof. The sole jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be Missouri State and U.S. Federal Courts sitting in the County of Jefferson or, the Missouri State and U.S. Federal Courts having within their jurisdiction the location of J.C.S.O.'s principal place of business. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees.

Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You

In the event that J.C.S.O. determines, at its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Use, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the community of J.C.S.O.’s website, J.C.S.O. reserves the right to;

  • warn you via e-mail that you have violated these Terms of Use;
  • delete any content provided by you or your agent(s) to J.C.S.O.’s website,
  • delete all content provided by you to J.C.S.O.’s website,
  • discontinue your registration with J.C.S.O.’s website and/or any other J.C.S.O. community;
  • notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or
  • any other action which J.C.S.O. deems to be appropriate.


In the event that any provision of the Terms of Use conflicts with the law(s) under which the Terms of Use are to be construed, or if any such provisions are held invalid by a Court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Use, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law(s), and the remainder of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce strict performance by the other party of any provision of the Terms of Use, or to exercise any right under the Terms of Use, will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.

J.C.S.O. may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use and upon such assignment J.C.S.O. may be relieved of any further obligation hereunder.

You represent to J.C.S.O. that you have the authority to register with J.C.S.O.’s website according to these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use and any Additional Terms (as such terms shall be identified when posted on J.C.S.O.’s website by J.C.S.O.) constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to the subject matter herein; and supersede all prior agreements and understandings. Any legally unenforceable provision of these Terms of Use will, at the election of J.C.S.O., be deleted or modified to correct the defect and regardless, the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Use will remain valid and enforceable.

Social Media Terms of Use

By posting or commenting on any social media platform utilized by J.C.S.O., you participate by your own choice, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information you provide therein. You further agree to the following terms of use:

  • J.C.S.O. maintains a social media program for the purpose of engaging and interacting with our community, providing relevant and timely community news, information and events, distribution of crime prevention and public safety tips, for urgent notifications of critical incidents which may affect residents, business owners and visitors of Jefferson County, Missouri.

Limited Public Forum

All social media platforms utilized by J.C.S.O. are designated as Limited Public Forums. J.C.S.O. welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments relevant to the topic in question. Posting of any content on any social media platform utilized by J.C.S.O., by any visitor, follower, subscriber or fan, constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use described here within this policy. For purposes of this policy, a social media platform is the website or any app (computer-based application, ETAL) offered to the public to provide audio, video, still-photo or written communication between other members of the public and/or representatives of certain groups, businesses, organizations or Sheriff’s Offices. Examples of social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Web Blogs with commenting capabilities, forums and emergency notification services. The definition of content as used in this policy refers to any written copy, photos, graphics, videos, live-video streams, comments or any form of communicative content exchanged between parties.

Emergency or Non-Emergency Requests for Sheriff’s Office Assistance

The posting of requests for assistance from J.C.S.O., regardless if it is of an emergency or non-emergency nature, is discouraged and will not guarantee a response by J.C.S.O. or any emergency service provider. In case of an emergency, or if police assistance is needed, please dial 911. If you wish to report a crime or information relevant to a crime, please contact J.C.S.O.’s Dispatch Agency’s non-emergency number: 636-797-9999. You may remain anonymous if you wish. In the event you post information related to a crime, you may be placing yourself in a position of becoming a witness and subject to being subpoenaed into Court.


“Friending”, “Liking”, or “Following” J.C.S.O., or any deputy or employee of J.C.S.O., does not indicate an endorsement of that person’s actions or comments. A comment posted by a member of the public on any J.C.S.O. social media website is the opinion of the commentator or poster only. Publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by the J.C.S.O., nor do such comment(s) necessarily reflect J.C.S.O.’s opinions or policies.

Moderation of Content

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s social media platforms are intended to be "family friendly." When applicable, the Sheriff’s Office uses platform provided content moderation/filtering options to limit foul or obscene content. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office does actively monitor the social media platforms utilized by the Sheriff’s Office, and will remove inappropriate content as defined below, without prior notice, and as soon as possible. The Sheriff’s Office shall reserve the right to remove posts that contained inappropriate material or material that is in violation of the Revised Statues of Missouri § 407.1355; § 565.090; § 565.240; § 565.252 or 5 U.S.C. 552(a) or any other applicable law. 

Although the content of this site is moderated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the site itself is subject to the terms of service of the particular social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that are not within the scope and control of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office or Jefferson County, Missouri.  The terms of service of those social media platforms can include the removal of content, blocking of access, disabling account or contacting law enforcement that is not within the control of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office or Jefferson County, Missouri.  Those social media platforms are continually updating terms of service and technology to monitor sites by use of means others than human monitoring to include artificial intelligence.  Therefore, content that you may post on this site may be removed by those social media platforms prior to any review by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. 

This material may include, but is not limited to:

  1. Comments not related to the original topic, including random or unintelligible comments;
  2. Profane, obscene, or pornographic content and/or language;
  3. Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, or national origin;
  4. Defamatory or personal attacks;
  5. Threats to any person(s) or organization(s);
  6. Comments in support of, or in opposition to, any political campaigns or ballot measures;
  7. Solicitation of commerce, including but not limited to advertising of any business(s) or product(s) for sale;
  8. Conduct in violation of any Federal, State, Local or Municipal law;
  9. Encouragement of illegal activity;
  10. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
  11. Content that violates a legal ownership interest, such as a copyright, of any party;
  12. Harassment or content which constitutes and/or facilitates stalking;
  13. Content which violates the right to privacy;
  14. Encouragement of violence;
  15. Repetitive content;
  16. Comments that may reasonably interfere with, inhibit, or compromise Sheriff’s Office investigations, Sheriff’s Office tactics, Sheriff’s Office responses to incidents and/or the safety of any Sheriff’s Office Staff Member or Deputy.
  17. Posts or comments which contain any external links.

Please note that the opinions and comments expressed on this site do not reflect the positions or opinions of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office or Jefferson County, Missouri or any of its officers, agents, or employees.