Douglas County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, 80109 CO
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Phone: 303-660-7505
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Douglas County Sheriff's Office is located at 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, 80109 CO. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office phone number is 303-660-7505.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office News

While in Ventura County for training we paused & participated in the procession for yet another brave hero killed in the line of duty, Ventura County Sheriff's Office - Official Page Sgt. Helus. We were honored to escort this hero to his next resting place. May you Rest In Peace sir. Friends of Douglas County K-9

We are often asked about volunteer opportunities or how one can help with various things within the Sheriff's Office. Our CSVs are a group of volunteers who are dedicated to our office and to the citizens of Douglas County. They serve in many areas of the Sheriff's Office depending on their skills, ability and interest. If you haven't already, please take a moment to like our Community Safety Volunteers page. When volunteer opportunities arise or CSV events take place they will be shared on this page. If you have any questions about our CSV program please feel free to contact them at 303-660-7505.

On Monday, November 5th, 2018, Governor John W. Hickenlooper signed a proclamation recognizing a very important part of law enforcement. He proclaimed the period between November 5, 2018 and November 9, 2018 as Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week. We would like to recognize our records personnel for the job that they do everyday and want them to know that we could not do it without them. Thank You!

Deputy Walpole got a surprise visit this afternoon by his “biggest fan”. Young Emma wrote him this letter after he helped her mommy through a scary situation last week. A big thank you to Emma’s daddy for reaching out to us to share her letter. We appreciate you!

If you're going to brave the cold to trick-or-treat this Halloween night, please remember these safety tips while you're out. If you're looking for a public place to trick-or-treat you can join us at Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet 2018 from 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Please come by to see us and Safety Pup! Happy Halloween!

Our two newest K9s Rudy & Mako have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests were embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. "We are very grateful for the support of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.", Says Lt. Rogers, the Commander of the K-9 Unit. "We treat our four-legged partners with the same respect we treat our two-legged handlers. Having given us the opportunity to protect them the same way is appreciated and we are ever thankful for their support." The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Don’t be a victim! With colder temperatures starting in Colorado, please make sure running cars are not left unattended without a security device. Car thieves will be out in the morning looking for running cars in neighborhoods and at businesses. If you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Tomorrow is National Coffee With A Cop day and you can meet some of our staff at two different locations. We will be at the LaMar's Donuts located at 9360 S. Colorado Blvd, Highlands Ranch from 7a-9a tomorrow morning. Please join us for a free donut and some coffee! You can also join us and Lone Tree Police Department for free coffee, hot chocolate and mugs at The Vistas at Park Meadows Starbucks from 10a-11:30a. Coffee With A Cop is a great opportunity to ask questions of your local law enforcement, voice concerns and get to know your officers and deputies better. Please join us tomorrow. We look forward to meeting you!

Agency leaders, elected officials and supporters gathered in unincorporated Douglas County on Sept. 27, 2018, to celebrate completion of the new Unified Metropolitan Forensic Crime Laboratory. The new crime lab will provide DNA analysis, chemistry, fingerprint analysis, document examination, firearms examination and other lab services for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Aurora Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office of the 18th Judicial District. Groundbreaking for the 26,500-square-foot building was in May 2017, and construction began in September 2017. “This is what America is about, right here: People coming together for a common goal and for a common good of the government serving its people. That’s what this is going to do,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told the assembled guests. “We are going to serve the people of the 18th and anyone who comes through here who unfortunately falls victim to a crime. That’s what this facility is going to do and that’s what we should all be proud of today -- that we live in a country where we get to do that, where we can come together as partners and make a difference for everybody collectively.” The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Arapahoe commissioners and the City of Aurora signed an intergovernmental agreement for the lab, and it is governed by a board of directors. Lt. DuFour of the Aurora Police Department is the lab’s first director. Staff at the current crime labs of the partner agencies will move to the new facility. Thirty-one employees will work at the lab to begin, with more coming on board as new hires are made. “It wasn’t always easy, but at the same time, everyone understood what the mission was and what the final goal would be. It made it easy to continue to move forward with that,” Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We are three different agencies, but in a lot of ways we are one, and that’s an important part. There are so many areas in our country where you don’t see that kind of law enforcement cooperation or, for that matter, government cooperation. We are very fortunate here, and this is an example of how that came to be.” Invited guests at the Sept. 27 ceremony included representatives of the partner agencies, staff of the new facility, current and former county commissioners, city council members and other local law enforcement leaders. “This started with a group of different people, but the reality of this is that they have supported this, and we as government have continued to support this. The people who work in here will solve crimes faster, they will solve more crimes, and they will clear people faster, which is just as important,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher said. “And we are excited about this. Quite honestly, I’m sick and tired of crime; I want more bad people in jail and I want to solve more crime. This is going to do that. … This is an investment in public safety for our future.” District Attorney George Brauchler agreed. “I view this as a tool for public safety, but I have to tell you, given my job, I view this as something more: This is a tool for justice. My business, the business of prosecutors .. it is not incarcerations, it is not convictions, it is justice. Justice is predicated on the truth and knowing the best, most accurate truth in the most timely way,” Brauchler said. “And that’s what this building does. It will provide us the ability not only to hold those accountable more quickly who should be held accountable, but also the ability to clear those who have no business being brought into the system. The innocent deserved to be cleared in a timely manner, too. This will help do that.”

We are looking for individuals who actively want to give back to their community in a unique and rewarding way by joining our Community Safety Volunteer Program. This is for people who really care about their community and can volunteer time to assist sworn and civilian personnel at the sheriff’s office in accomplishing our mission and goals. We will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, for further information. For information on our CSV Program please contact Toni Reynolds at 303-814-7063 or visit http://www.dcsheriff.net/sheriffs-office/volunteering/ and watch our videos.

Last Friday, Detective Dan Brite was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery which was presented to him by Senator Cory Gardner. The Congressional Badge of Bravery is awarded to individuals who, without regard for their own safety, act extraordinarily to protect the lives of others. Many of you already know the story of September 2, 2016. It has been just over 2 years now since we almost lost Detective Brite after he was shot and critically wounded attempting to engage a man who was threatening himself and others. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to present Detective Brite with the Congressional Badge of Bravery today,” said Senator Gardner. “Detective Brite is a hero who acted fearlessly in the face of danger. His actions while under fire and severely injured will not be forgotten by our community and the lives he saved.” We are so thankful to have Detective Brite with us today. Although wheelchair bound, Detective Brite still works in our investigations division and continues to fight for those who need it. “I have spent some time thinking about what this award means to me,” said Detective Brite. “I am very grateful to be the recipient of this award. To me, it represents the fact that in this great nation, there are far more first responder supporters than naysayers. When a brother and sister fall down in this profession, there are thousands of men and women ready and willing to step over the fallen officer and continue the mission. That mission is to fight for the innocent and repel the evil. I am forever grateful that I am still able to be a part of that mission because I have a lot of fight left in me.” #BriteStrong

***UPDATE*** Last night, September 20, 2018, Jeffrey Carter was located, unharmed, in the City of Wheat Ridge. We'd like to thank everyone for keeping an eye out for Jeffrey. We had many tips from concerned citizens and for that we are very thankful. Original post: Have you seen this man? He was last seen September 8, 2018, at his residence in the Littleton area in Douglas County and we need your help in locating him. Jeffrey Carter is a white male, 5'10, 170 lbs, with red hair and green eyes. He drives a 2017 Silver Nissan Altima with a red and white fleet license plate TQL490. The vehicle does have "Lyft" stickers on the front and back. Jeffrey left his residence wearing green plaid pajama pants and a faded green t-shirt. Jeffery works for Lyft and stated that he was going to pick up some rides, however, his app has not been used since his disappearance. If you have any information on Jeffrey or know where we can locate him please contact Detective Corporal White at 303-814-7056.

On August 31, 2018, at approximately 4:41 p.m., two deputies initiated a traffic stop after a vehicle made an unsafe turn right in front of them on Highway 85 just North of Delva Way. The vehicle was occupied by four people, two adult females and two adult males. Upon identifying the driver, it was learned that she was the restrained party listed in a protection order protecting a male who matched the description of the right rear passenger. The two females and one male, who was the front seat passenger, were cooperative with deputies, however, the male in the right rear passenger seat was uncooperative in providing his legal name. Although the right rear passenger refused to provide deputies with his legal name, he was later identified by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office as 61-year-old Paul Askins (DOB 09/06/1957) with a listed address out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. After several attempts to identify Askins deputies asked him to step out of the vehicle. Askins emerged from the vehicle with a pistol pointed at deputies. As he continued to advance out of the vehicle deputies shot Askins multiple times, fatally wounding him. At the time of the shooting, Askins had 2 active warrants out of El Paso County, Colorado, one for 2nd degree burglary of a building and the other for Failure to Appear. The names of the deputies involved will not be released at this time. This is still an open and active investigation and some details of the investigation may not be released at this time.

Today is the 2nd annual Hometown Heroes Chili Cook-off in support of the Douglas County Fallen Officers Fund. There are a number of teams competing including Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Parker Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and other service organizations from the community. There will be a lot of good chili, live entertainment and fun for the family. The event is being held at Schweiger Ranch, 10822 S Havana St, Lone Tree ( Ridgegate/ Havana area). We hope to see you there! For more information visit www.hhcookoff.com

This morning the U.S. Honor Flag traveled to Douglas County and was flown over our Highlands Ranch Substation to honor Deputy Zack Parrish. The U.S Honor flag has an extensive history to include traveling on Space Shuttle Alantis on NASA's last shuttle mission in 2011. The flag has been flown over Ground Zero, State Capitols, the Pentagon, Presidential Libraries, State and National Memorials, and attended funerals and tributes for America's fallen Heroes killed in the line of duty.

We had such a great time yesterday at the ZPIII Softball Tournament. Congratulations to Denver Police Department for the win of the tournament! You guys played hard all day and really knocked it out of the park on that last game against Alamosa County Sheriff's Office. Although we couldn't all take home the winner's award, we all win big when our blue families come together to support one another. Thank you to all the agencies that came out to play and for the support of the widows of our fallen deputies. Denver Police Department We look forward to you guys hosting the next tournament! :)

Our last game was certainly not our best but we put forth a lot of effort and enjoyed every minute of it. Alamosa County Sheriff's Office, well played! You guys were great out there!

Game 3-DCSO vs Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado. We won 18-10! What a great game! ACSO really brought the competition. Thanks for a good game guys!

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office brought their A-game with them today! Beat us 15-11. Great job guys!

We won our first game this morning against Castle Rock Police Department! 15 to 4- Good game guys!

After the tragic loss of three Colorado deputies, Deputy Zackari Parrish of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Heath Gumm of the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado and Deputy Micah Flick of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office - EPCSO, law enforcement across the State felt a deep need to support one another and the families of our fallen deputies. This morning, we're hosting a fundraiser softball tournament which will benefit the wives of each of the fallen deputies. Seventeen teams registered for the tournament, including two out of state teams from New York and Texas. Opening ceremonies will finalize with each widow throwing the ceremonial first pitches. We are excited for today's tournament, let's play ball!

This evening, while conducting a routine traffic stop on highway 85 at Delva Way a suspect got out of the vehicle and began shooting at our deputies. Our deputies returned fire and fatally injured the suspect. No deputies were injured during this incident. Highway 85 was immediately shut down in both directions from Delva Way to Manhart. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time but will likely remain for several hours. This is an active and ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time. Thank you Castle Rock Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Colorado State Patrol, and Colorado Department of Transportation for your assistance. #Delvashooting

On June 20, 2012, at 12:42 a.m., little Tavian Bane was born in the bathroom of his Castle Rock home after his father called 9-1-1 while mom was in labor. Tavian was born early and there were some complications during the delivery which initially prevented our dispatcher from confirming that the little baby boy she had just delivered over the phone was breathing. Once the fire department arrived on scene, mom and baby Tavian were transported to a local hospital for an evaluation and treatment. It is not often that dispatchers get to know what happened after they hang up the phone with their caller. In this case, Deputy Morrissey (former dispatcher) learned that baby Tavian is now 6 years old and wanted to meet the dispatcher that brought him into this world. Last week, Deputy Morrissey was visited by Tavian and his family for a very special introduction. Deputy Morrissey was excited to meet this little boy who will forever be a part of her life. While getting to know Tavian, Deputy Morrissey learned that Tavian starts kindergarten next month. After learning this, Deputy Morrissey asked if she could take Tavian to his very first day of school. With mom and dads approval, Tavian will be proudly escorted on his first day of school by a very special deputy. ❤ 😊❤️

It’s with heavy hearts that we share that Deputy Robert (Bob) Griggs, a Deputy with our office for 16 years, passed away early this morning with his family surrounding him. Unfortunately, Bob suffered from an acute medical condition that was untreatable. Rest in peace friend and thank you for your service to the people of Douglas County and those you served in Kansas, you will not be forgotten.

Our Youth Education and Safety in Schools program and Investigations Unit have been working hard to bring a household medication take-back program to our substation in Highlands Ranch. We now have a box located in the lobby at our substation, located at 9250 Zotos Dr., that you can use to drop off old and unwanted medication for safe disposal. Items that can be accepted: Prescription medications, including prescribed controlled substances Over-the-counter medications Liquid medications (small amounts in original, non-leaking containers) Medicated patches (used Fentanyl and Duragesic patches are extremely hazardous. they may be folded in half, sticky side together, and flushed down the toilet) Medication samples Medicated ointments Vitamins Pet medications Unused inhaler canisters, e.g. Advair, Spiriva, ProAir and Ventolin (must be unused, no empty canisters or unneeded plastic holders/mouth pieces) Items that cannot be accepted: Marijuana Illicit drugs Needles, syringes, and other sharps Chemotherapy drugs Medical tools and supplies Bloody or infectious waste Personal care items Thermometers Empty containers Medication wastes generated by health care facilities, including nursing homes If you'd like more information about the Household Medication Take-back Program or to find another drop off location please visit: http://takemedsseriously.org/safe-disposal/disposal-options/