I am Sheriff Paul Wimmer and have been a lifelong resident of the state of Utah. I started my law enforcement career in 1999 when I hired on with the Tooele City Police Department. While working for Tooele City police, I held several different positions in the department including; Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and then Assistant Chief.
In 2014 I ran for and won the election to the Office of Tooele County Sheriff, I took office January of 2015.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and am a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Tooele County is my home, it is the place my beautiful wife and I have chosen to raise our precious daughters, and it is where my children, dance, play sports and grow up way to fast. That has instilled in me a great sense of duty to protect this community and is why I have taken such great pride in serving the people of Tooele County for over 18 years in law enforcement. I am humbled by the trust that has been placed in me by the citizens of Tooele County and am committed to working together to make Tooele County the safest place to call home.
Tooele County encompasses 7,000 square miles of land and is the second largest county in the state. There is over 62,000 residence that makes Tooele County their home. The Sheriff’s Office consists of 19 patrol deputies, seven detectives, and four support staff members that provide various services to the public. The Detention Center is a 280-bed facility managed by 25 corrections deputies and eight civilian support staff members. The Tooele County Detention Center booked 2,998 inmates into the facility in 2017. The daily average population in 2017 was 210.31 inmates, 37.65 were female and 172.66 were male. The detention center also housed an average of 60.68 US Marshals and 28.66 Salt Lake County inmates, along with an average of 7.6 ICE detainees in 2017.