Captain Attila Denes began his career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1988 as a patrol deputy. Since then, he has served in every division of the sheriff’s office at one time or another, although most of his career has been devoted to the patrol, investigation, and support services divisions. His other notable assignments have included five years as the sheriff’s public information officer, nine years as the agency’s Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) coordinator, and serving as the unofficial sheriff’s office historian since 1989.
Captain Denes holds a master of business administration degree with a specialization in criminal justice from Northcentral University, and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and criminology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. He is an adjunct law enforcement training academy instructor for Red Rocks Community College and the Highlands Ranch Public Safety Training Institute. Since 1998, he has taught a variety of communication-related courses throughout Colorado and nationally.
Captain Denes serves on the board of directors of the Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority and the Crisis Intervention Teams Association of Colorado, which he co-founded in 2007. Since 2004, he has served on a variety of boards and committees related to the criminal justice/mental health interface, and has consulted with organizations such as the National Institute of Corrections and the Council of State Governments Justice Center on the topic of developing sustainable CIT programs in correctional facilities.
Captain Denes and his family have lived in Castle Rock since 2004.