A Message from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver...


A Message from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has activated emergency health plans to ensure the safety of our employees and inmates during the COVID-19 global crisis.

Until further notice, I have advised all employees to take personal protective measures to reduce the risks associated with the viral outbreak.  Employees and deputies have been asked to:

*Reduce all unnecessary contact with others, avoid large crowds and gatherings

*Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others

*Do not shake hands with others

*Wear gloves when coming into contact with others

*Wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizers

For service calls that are NOT CRIMINAL in nature deputies will try to handle them by phone.  Please be patient with them as they try to keep everyone healthy and safe.

We are treating this global pandemic very seriously and ask that all Cherokee County residents do the same.

Safety plans that are currently active to protect those inside the Cherokee County Detention Center include the following:

*All non-essential personnel and visitors are prohibited from coming inside the Center until further notice

*Essential personnel, new intakes and transfers will be screened for COVID-19 before entering the facility

*We will limit transfers of inmates to other units inside the Detention Center

*Cleaning and disinfecting of touched objects and surfaces will occur frequently

Finally, I ask that we all be even more vigilant in monitoring the safety, health, and well-being of yourself, your family, friends, neighbors, and local first responders.  It is vital that we take the advice of our healthcare professionals to successfully flatten the curve of this global crisis.

As additional information becomes available, as the situation and circumstances change, I will pass it along to you.

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Stay Safe,

Sheriff Shaver