Jefferson County is the largest county, by population, in the U.S. state of Alabama. Jefferson County is located in the central portion of the state. In the 2010 census, Jefferson County’s population was 658,466. The county seat is located in Birmingham, which is also the biggest city in the state. In the 20th century, Jefferson County saw a large growth in heavy manufacturing such as steel and iron.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is the primary law enforcement agency in the county. They were first featured on Live PD in Season 4, starting in October 2019.
On Live PD, Jefferson County is known for its aggressive police tactics when dealing with suspects. Deputies typically will box a suspect car in with police cruisers during a stop. They will also handcuff a suspect in the car.