The Support Services Division includes Civil and Warrants, Communications, Crime Analysis, Information Technology Services, Records, and Reserves.
The Detention Division or the Douglas County Jail is headquartered at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center and encompasses the inmate detention facility or Jail, court services section, inmate classification section, inmate programs section, and the work release program.
The mission of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is to effectively, ethically and professionally investigate serious criminal complaints and to focus on excellence in the preparation of those cases referred to the District Attorney for prosecution.
The Mission of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is to protect life and property and maintain peace and order through the vigilant enforcement of the law, and the relentless effort to bring to justice those who prey upon the innocent, while demonstrating the highest level of Courage, Honor, Integrity and Professionalism.
Patrol Division deputies provide quality law enforcement services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the residents of unincorporated Douglas County, the City of Castle Pines and the Town of Larkspur.
One of several special teams available to the Sheriff is the Bomb Squad. In 1999, the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Bomb Squad Commanders’ Advisory Board recognized our team as an Accredited Bomb Squad. In order to achieve this status, each member must attend and complete the F.B.I.’s Hazardous Devices Course located in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to the training, this office must maintain specialized pieces of equipment utilized by the squad to fulfill their function.
The Hazardous Materials team was created in 1994 to enhance the response capabilities of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office when responding to incidents involving hazardous materials. Hazardous materials incidents commonly involve criminal negligence and/or specific criminal intent. For this reason the sheriff’s office maintains the ability and personnel qualified to mitigate the effects of the incident, investigate, and prepare for possible prosecution.
The K-9 Unit was established in 1989 with three K-9s assigned to the Patrol Division. The goal from that day forward was to have dual purpose K-9s trained in either narcotic and explosives detection and all of our K-9s are trained in patrol related functions. With the events of September 11, 2001 and the continuing effort to provide a stronger sense of security to the citizens of Douglas County, the Sheriff’s Office received funds to purchase three additional dual purpose dogs.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Tactics Team is a multi-agency tactical team which is not only made up of deputies from the Sheriff’s Office but also from Parker and Lone Tree Police Departments. The team was established in 1984 to meet the special policing issues of our rapidly growing community.
The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management is the main hub for the coordination of disaster management and training; homeland security; emergency preparedness and education; multi-agency cooperation; and emergency medical and trauma system coordination within the County.
The County works in cooperation with other agencies including the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County Health, Public Works, and various municipal and district Fire/Rescue and Police Departments.
The goal of Professional Standards is to ensure the appropriate level of training for law enforcement personnel, and to promote public confidence in law enforcement. This goal is attained by making sure all divisions within the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and all members of those divisions, are aware of the Office’s policies and procedures and are in compliance with them at all times.
The Douglas County Animal Law Enforcement Department strives to ensure that animals, their owners and neighbors live in safety and harmony. If all pet owners adhere to the basic responsibilities associated with owning a pet, most conflicts can be peacefully resolved.
The financial structure within the Sheriff’s Office coincides with the organizational structure and enables functional budgeting of both revenues and expenditures.