Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 171 Industrial Park, Monticello, 32344 FL
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Phone: 850-997-2523
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is located at 171 Industrial Park, Monticello, 32344 FL. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office phone number is 850-997-2523.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office News

Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week We want to take a moment this week to thank this hardworking group of individuals right here. They might not wear the green uniform, but they are a critical part of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and they perform a crucial service for our citizens and this agency. For the first time ever, Governor John W. Hickenlooper signed a proclamation that will recognize these dedicated individuals during Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week. Thank you, JCSO Records Unit, for the job you do every day! We could not do it without you!

Recognize this Individual? Please help us identify this suspect, JeffCo!

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Conducting a Homicide Investigation Victim Identified As Cymone Duran Jefferson County, CO. – At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a deceased female in the 700 block of Nile St. in Golden. Pleasant View Fire discovered the decedent when they responded to a small brush fire at that location. The female died of a gunshot wound and the case is being investigated as a homicide. The fire is believed to be connected to the homicide and its cause is also being investigated. The victim has been identified as Cymone Duran, DOB 9/13/90. A suspect is not in custody at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).

Apparently to make friends with JCSO deputies! Two deputies were recently finishing up a call just off of ………. North Turkey Creek Road when they spotted a large turkey nearby. Deputy Fisher called to the turkey as they walked back to their vehicles, but, unfortunately for her, she sounded a little too much like the real thing. Tom was immediately smitten and despite the deputies’ attempts to shoo him away, he would not be deterred. Singing the song of his fellow fowl brethren, the nearly 25-pound turkey aggressively followed the deputies down the driveway, across the street and all the way to their patrol cars! We don’t want to ruffle any feathers, but we think this is a good time to remind folks that wild turkeys are not to be mistaken for domesticated animals. They have sharp beaks and claws that can inflict serious damage. Thankfully, our deputies were not injured as they repeatedly told the bird they already belonged to the JCSO flock. Have a great day, JeffCo. We’ll be here if you need us.

UPDDATE 2:40 p.m.: The deceased suspect in last night's officers-involved shooting as been identified as Ryan Millsap, 19 years of age (DOB 2/11/99) Officers Involved in Shooting One Suspect Pronounced Deceased Jefferson County, CO. – At 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, two Jefferson County deputies responded to mile marker 267 on Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon to assist Colorado State Patrol with a suspicious vehicle. The state trooper noticed the vehicle parked on the south side of the roadway at approximately 8:20 p.m. When verifying the license plate, he learned the vehicle was stolen and possibly associated with an attempted homicide in Lafayette over the weekend. An adult male driver and juvenile female passenger were inside the vehicle, apparently sleeping. Highway 6 was closed to traffic while our deputies, CSP, and a Golden police officer initiated a felony stop on the vehicle. Before officers contacted the occupants, the vehicle was put into gear and began driving forward. The state trooper and one of our deputies fired into the vehicle to stop the threat. After shots were fired, the vehicle drove down the embankment and came to rest at the creek. The male suspect was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The juvenile passenger was also transported, with minor injuries sustained from the vehicle crash. Through our ongoing criminal investigation we have confirmed the vehicle was associated with the attempted homicide and a subsequent pursuit in Lafayette this weekend. In addition, the decedent was wanted out of Westminster on felony charges and Adams County on misdemeanor charges. Investigators will work with the District Attorney’s Office to determine whether the juvenile passenger will face charges related to this incident. The Critical Incident Response Team is conducting an independent investigation into the officer involved shooting. Arvada Police Department, Colorado is leading this investigation.

One Family, One Fight Last week we kicked off Week 1 of our 2018-4 Detention Deputy Sheriff Academy, and as we go through this training, we’re going to share photos and information about what our 17 recruits are learning about to help the community understand and learn more about what we do. But we also think it’s important for you to hear straight from the recruits themselves about why they chose this profession and our agency to make a difference. In today's photos you see the recruits learning about how to stand at attention and at parade rest. How a deputy carries himself or herself, including how they dress and how they work together as a team, is a key part of being a successful JCSO deputy. And here is the first blog from Recruit Zamora: “I am 22-years old, and I am a Detention Deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Currently I am a recruit going through the Detention Deputy Sheriff Academy and will be graduating with the Class 2018-4. I was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado, in a law enforcement household with a father who was a Boulder Police Officer and a mother who still currently works for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Seeing both of my parents doing such incredible and courageous things inspired me to be where I am today. Ever since I was 6 years old, I had the dream of working in law enforcement, but wanted to find the right department. I always wanted to find a department that I could call family. A place where I felt safe, equal, could learn, and be happy and I can say that I have found my family. When I first toured the jail, before I was hired, I walked around with a group of other applicants and we began to discuss our potential futures with the department. I felt so comfortable and hopeful that I would not only succeed but that I could potentially help the people standing around me. They helped assure me that this department is the place for me. Our community is strong and our hearts are stronger. From what we have learned from these past two weeks is that I’ve learned how to push myself and better both my physical and mental abilities. I have become even more passionate about law enforcement from watching deputies here at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and learning more about my future career. Our class motto is “One Family, One Fight,” meaning that our class and our department is one family that fights together, no matter the odds. We fight to protect, serve, and enforce.” Curious about what a Detention Deputy does? Detention deputies can work to help veterans who have lost their way or inmates struggling with substance abuse or suffering from mental health issues. They can also transport inmates, provide court security, train new recruits, join the tactical team, climb the ladder and so much more. The possibilities are endless! Detention deputies work three 12-hour days per week. That’s four days off a week to do all the other things you also enjoy. And starting salary is $51,565.43. But only for nine weeks. After you graduate the academy, you'll be making $55,161.60 for the first year, with six pay increases in the first three years! Learn more and apply today at www.jeffco.us/JoinTheJCSO

Thank You JeffCo! This past Saturday we collected more prescription drugs than in the history of the drug take back program at our locations! Overall, we collected 606 pounds of prescription and over the counter drugs on Saturday, with the breakdown as follows: Conifer High School: 105 pounds Sheriff’s Headquarters: 190 pounds Dakota Ridge High School: 311 pounds The Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Recognize This Man? At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, a man matching this artist’s drawing robbed a woman walking in the 15000 block of Denver West Parkway. The man is described as a light skinned black male in his early to mid-twenties. He was carrying a knife with a 4” blade and he verbally threatened the woman when he took her book bag containing work supplies and other items valuing approximately $500. The man got into a stolen vehicle driven by a black male wearing a black hoodie. The vehicle has since been recovered. If you recognize this individual or have any information about this incident, please call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867); reference case number 18-24382. Please share this post and help us identify this man!

Trick or Treat Safety! We want everyone to be safe tonight whether you're a pint size ghoul out for candy, a parent escorting a minion or a citizen handing out yummy treats. Drivers need to be extra cautious watching for increased pedestrian traffic and pedestrians need to cross the street in well-lit, marked crosswalks. Here are some more tips we hope will keep everyone safe: Children’s Costumes • Costumes should be light, bright and clearly visible to motorists. • Makeup is safer than a mask, which can obscure vision. • Your child's name, address and phone number should be placed on trick-or-treat bags in case of an accident or lost child. • Children should carry a flashlight to easily see and be seen. • Costumes should have reflective strips for added visibility. Parents' Responsibilities • Know the route your children will be taking, and make sure a trusted adult accompanies your children. • Set limits on when your children should return home. • Make sure kids will be safe around your home. Remove toys or bicycles that may block your walkway, and make the entrance to your home well-lit. • Explain the difference between "tricks" and "vandalism" to your children. • Tell your kids not to eat their goodies until they return home. Inspect their treats for anything suspicious. Children's Responsibilities • NEVER go inside a stranger's house! • Cross streets only at corners or crosswalks. Even though you can see cars, they can't always see you! • Always try to walk on the sidewalk. If you're on a street without a sidewalk, walk on the left side of the street (against traffic). • Watch out for cars turning or backing out of driveways. Pets Our Animal Control officers have found that Halloween can be a confusing night for pets - with doorbells ringing and strangers milling around. To prevent your animals from escaping, seclude them in a room away from the front door, and make sure if they're outside they can't run off or jump a fence. Do not take your dog with you when trick-or-treating. Please remember to have fun and be safe tonight! If you see anything suspicious, please contact the Sheriff's Office at (303) 277-0211. And make sure your kids know how to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency or if they become lost. Happy Halloween JeffCo!

UPDATE 9:30 am: Joseph has been found and is currently being treated for minor injuries. Have You Seen This Missing Hiker? The JCSO, Alpine Rescue Team and other agencies are currently searching for a missing hiker in the area of Wigwam Trailhead #609 in the Lost Creek Wilderness, near Deckers. Joseph Marcus is 67 years old, 5'9", 200 lbs, and he has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a partially amputated foot and uses crutches for mobility. He left Colorado Springs on Sunday, October 21 to go on a camping/hiking trip. He was last heard from around 7 p.m. on Friday, October 26, when he texted relatives to inform them he would be delayed. He indicated he would return items rented for his trip on Monday, October 29. We were notified by Joseph's family yesterday that he had not returned as his text indicated. If anyone has seen Joseph Marcus in the area of the Lost Creek Wilderness or Deckers, they are asked to call 303-271-0211.

Good morning JeffCo! The snow is coming. Are you prepared? We'll be here if you need us. Awesome photo by Deputy Robles.

Pumpkin Patch Press! Thank you CBS Denver for talking with our inmates and the schools about this important program helping both of them! Watch: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/10/26/jefferson-county-inmates-pumpkin-patch-bell-middle-school/

Good morning JeffCo! This was the view as day shift deputies prepared to start their day. We can’t think of a better way to start a Monday! Have a good week, JeffCo, and please be safe. We’ll be here if you need us.

We’ve Got Your Six, Joe On Friday, October 26, former JCSO Investigator Joe Obechina departed for one final family vacation. Joe was a few months shy of a 30-year career with the Sheriff’s Office when he had to retire in 2016 due to an ongoing battle with cancer. He and his family recently made the decision to stop treatment and, to celebrate his life, they scheduled a trip to Steamboat for the weekend. We wanted to also celebrate his career in law enforcement so we gave him a proper VIP escort for the trip. Our sincerest thanks to Colorado State Patrol, Lakewood Police Department, Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office, Summit County Sheriff's Office, Grand County Sheriff's Office, Routt County Sheriff's Office, Fairmont Fire, Genesee Fire, West Metro Fire Rescue, Highland Rescue and other first response agencies that provided escort, support, and encouragement along the route from Joe’s home to their lodging in Steamboat. And a very special thanks to the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club – of which Joe is a member – for making this weekend’s trip possible for Joe and his family.

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Introduces eCourt Notification System Reduces Occurrences of Failure to Appear Beginning Monday, October 29, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will implement an electronic notification system for individuals with an impending district criminal, misdemeanor, or traffic court date in an effort to reduce missed court appearances and subsequent Failure to Appear (FTA) warrants. Jefferson County is one of the first jurisdictions in the state to utilize an eCourt notification system; currently, reminders are manually provided only for traffic court dates. The JCSO will administer the program through a partnership with the State Court Administrator’s Office, which provides the necessary contact information to the Sheriff’s Office for individuals with an upcoming court appearance. After an individual is assigned a court date, he or she will receive an initial text or email alert from eCourtDate.com informing them that they have been entered into the electronic notification system. Then they will receive reminder notifications seven and two days prior to their court date, as well as on their court date. Court administrators who utilize the system around the country have noticed an 11 – 15% decrease in missed court appearances. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader explains how “this benefits the Sheriff’s Office and our community because it will reduce the number of warrants issued for individuals failing to appear for court. Court records indicate an average of 500 Failure to Appear warrants are issued each month. But if we can help people remember to show up for court, then they don’t show up in our jail for failing to appear and that’s ultimately our goal with this new program.” While individuals receiving reminders are able to opt out of the notification system at any time, the Sheriff’s Office discourages this option due to the program’s success. Rather, we encourage those receiving notifications to call court administration at 720-772-2590 if they have concerns or questions regarding their court date. The following is an example of an eCourt notification: This is a courtesy reminder that you, {Defendant Name}, have a scheduled court date for case number {case Number} on {Date} at {Time} in division {DIVISION} located at JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTS, 100 JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKWAY, GOLDEN, CO. To OPT out of reminders please reply with: STOP. For questions you may call 720-772-2590.

For the past eight years our inmates have been planting and tending to our pumpkin garden here at the JCSO before harvesting them for special students in the county. Though this past year was a rough one with several hail storms destroying the crop and the pumpkins having to be replanted, several of them survived even though some of them were much smaller than in years past! Inmate workers harvested and cleaned the pumpkins before we took them to two local schools this where the students chose their favorites and some even got a chance to carve them into some very cool and creative Jack-o-Lanterns. The great thing about this program is that not only does it teach our inmates helpful skills for when they’re released, but it also brings joy to several members of our community who might not otherwise have access to pumpkins or the ability to carve them during this holiday season.

Protect Serve Enforce Today 18 new recruits started Academy Class 2018-4 to become Detention Deputies! Sheriff Jeff Shrader and our Command Staff welcomed them with wise words of experience, advice for success and a strong handshake before the recruits introduced themselves to us. They come with a variety of backgrounds, including military, pastry chef and restaurant manager, but they all share one thing in common: the desire to serve their community. Throughout the next nine weeks of training they will learn about the law, our jail, mental health, communication, firearms and more. We will share their journey in social media posts each week here on Facebook, on Instagram and on our Snapchat accounts to show you what they’re learning, how we teach them and why it’s important. If you have questions, please ask us and if you’re interested in joining the JCSO family, we’re currently hiring for our next Detention Deputy Academy! Curious about what a Detention Deputy does? Detention deputies can work to help veterans who have lost their way or inmates struggling with substance abuse or suffering from mental health issues. They can also transport inmates, provide court security, train new recruits, join the tactical team, climb the ladder and so much more. The possibilities are endless! Detention deputies work three 12-hour days per week. That’s four days off a week to do all the other things you also enjoy. And starting salary is $51,565.43. But only for nine weeks. After you graduate the academy, you'll be making $55,161.60 for the first year, with six pay increases in the first three years! Learn more and apply today at www.jeffco.us/JoinTheJCSO

Sworn to Protect, Honored to Serve One of the most challenging things about being a deputy in our jail is trying to help and keep safe the variety of individuals who pass through our facility. Some of them are in for a brief time before court proceedings or immediately after before some head to the Department of Corrections. Others come in for different time periods, but may suffer from mental illness, physical illness or struggles such as opioid addiction. One man who entered our jail recently exhibited mental illness issues and when he got some news he wasn’t prepared to hear during a video visitation, he became very upset and attempted to kill himself by hanging with a bed sheet. Thankfully our deputies’ watchful eyes to his sudden change in behavior and their quick response kept him from completing the act and kept other inmates secure during the incident. The inmate was taken to the hospital for further treatment, but is expected to recover. If you’d like to become a part of our lifesaving team of deputies, we’re hiring for Detention Deputies. In our jail you have the opportunity to help veterans who have lost their way or inmates fighting substance abuse and mental health issues. Detention deputies can transport inmates, provide court security, train new recruits, join the tactical team, promote and more. Detention deputies work three 12-hour days per week. That’s four days off a week to do all the other things you also enjoy. The starting salary is $51,565.43, but only for nine weeks. After you graduate the academy, you’ll be making $55,161.60 for the first year, with six pay increases in the first three years. Help us Protect, Serve and Enforce. Apply today at www.jeffco.us/JoinTheJCSO And if you know someone who might be interested, please share this information with them.

Typical JeffCo Traffic! Attention drivers, please keep an eye out this time of year for our four-legged citizens who also use county roads and don't really pay attention to crosswalks or who has the right of way. With the waning light and the elk on the move, they'll be harder to spot. We'll do our best to help everyone when we can and we appreciate your support when we do! Please be safe. We'll be here if you need us.

This week JCSO Public Affairs Director Mark Techmeyer left the sheriff’s office after 15 years of dedicated service to the agency and the community. Please join us in thanking him for his steadfast service and wish him well in his next chapter! Sheriff Jeff Shrader presented him with the distinguished Sheriff’s Star to recognize his work throughout the years and shared the below with the packed room in attendance: “During your 15 years of service to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, you distinguished yourself in each and every assignment. Your tenure with JCSO began on August 11, 2003 when you entered the JCSO academy. Upon academy graduation in you were initially assigned to Detentions, followed by reassignment to Patrol in 2006. In 2008, you began an assignment with the Property Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division. These varied assignments provided you with a well-rounded understanding of law enforcement in general and the Sheriff’s Office in particular. They prepared you well for your next assignment as Public Information Officer in December 2009. After six years as PIO you were promoted to Director of Public Affairs in May 2016. Although you excelled in all your previous assignments, it was during your assignment to Public Affairs that your abilities shone best. Immediately upon joining the unit, you took on the responsibility of managing the Citizens’ Academy. Your duties included revamping the curriculum to make it more timely and educational for the participants. Recently, as unit director, you have supervised the PIO, Community Relations Manager, Social Media Manager and the Crime Prevention Unit. The success of the Safety in Faith program is a testament to your leadership as is the newly revamped Citizens’ Advisory Council. Under your guidance, the JCSO Public Affairs Unit has continued to grow as one of the best in Colorado. Throughout your assignment in Public Affairs, you became adept at managing media response to varied situations ranging from the humdrum to high-profile cases such as the tragic death of Sgt. Dave Baldwin. Your reputation for working well with the media resulted in you being enlisted by other Colorado law enforcement agencies to handle their own high-profile cases. In 2012, the Aurora Police Department tasked you to be media liaison for the family of the youngest victim of the Aurora Theater shooting. Westminster Police also asked for your help in 2013 in handling the massive national media attention brought by the murder/kidnapping of little Jessica Ridgeway. Only one who has an innate sense of compassion could have handled these difficult tasks as well as you did. The Sheriff’s Star is awarded to a member and/or citizen who demonstrates exceptional professional conduct or performance by unselfish and/or sustained efforts. This award is given at the sole discretion of the Sheriff. You have not only been a friend and mentor to many, but you have demonstrated the exact professionalism, unselfish and sustained efforts required for this award in all the positions you held at the JCSO. You have an incredible ability to tackle complex issues, programs and tasks, and you have made JCSO look its best in all regards. It is my honor to present the Sheriff’s Star to you as we wish you well in your future endeavors.”

Be Part of Something Special. Do Meaningful Work. Make a Positive Impact The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has an excellent career opportunity for a Community Relations Manager in our Public Affairs Unit. Jefferson County is home to over 600,000 citizens, and we have the privilege of providing direct service to over 200,000 of them. This position will engage with our community in many different ways and requires a high energy, flexible professional that can have positive quality dialog with our citizens. The Public Affairs Unit strives to deliver accurate and engaging communications to the community. As part of that team the ideal candidate will possess strong instincts, be deadline oriented, and be committed to quality communications. Our new Community Relations Manager will be committed to providing exceptional service while enjoying a fast paced and fun work environment. We are seeking a self-starter with superlative writing skills and the ability to articulate complex policy issues. The Community Relations Manager will have successful experience using a wide variety of communication tools including writing, designing and generating publications; creating high-quality graphics, and photography / videography generation. The position pays $53,992.12 - $83,688.02 annually and applications are due by 6 p.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday, October 24 via our website www.jeffco.us/jointhejcso Please share this job with anyone you think might be interested.

Are You an Awesome Administrative Assistant? The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for an outstanding Administrative Assistant to provide support in our Building Maintenance Unit. The JCSO Building Maintenance team is crucial to the success we achieve in serving our community. We have a large facility that requires a large team to care for it, and the Administrative Assistant is key to the success of that goal. Come be part of something special at the best sheriff's office in the state! The position pays $32,650.03 - $48,251.27 annually and applications are due by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, October 19 via our website: www.jeffco.us/JoinTheJCSO Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested!

Now Hiring! The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has an excellent career opportunity for a Radio Maintenance Technician! We are committed to a high standard of service to our community, and it requires a wide variety of positions to meet that commitment. Our Radio Maintenance Technicians are crucial to our mission of Protect, Serve, Enforce. In this role you will have a direct impact on our ability to serve the community. Be part of something special. Applications are due by Monday, Nov. 5 via our website so apply today at https://www.jeffco.us/jointhejcso Please share this info with anyone you think might be interested!

A Part of Our Community Thank you FOX31 KDVR.com for spotlighting Deputy Kilbon's good work with these young ladies. We hope they have a new bike soon! https://kdvr.com/2018/10/14/jefferson-county-deputy-gives-girls-escort-home-after-bike-is-stolen/ Read the original story on The Lion's Shield

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