Darren Weekly began his career in law enforcement in 1988, as a Police Explorer for the city of Cherry Hills Village. In 1990, he graduated from Cherry Creek High School and later from the Arapahoe Community College Police Academy. In 1993, Darren worked at Cherry Hills Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer. In that same year he was recruited by the Sheriff’s Office for an undercover narcotics position at a Douglas County high school. Once that assignment was completed he became a Reserve Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office and went through the entire Patrol Division Field Training Program at no cost to citizens of Douglas County. In Darren’s tenure, he has worked many assignments throughout the organization to include:
- Detention Division Field Training Officer and Supervisor.
- Patrol Division Field Training Officer and Supervisor.
- Patrol Division K9 Handler earning dual narcotic certifications through the United States Police Canine Association and the Rocky Mountain Narcotic Canine Association.
- Promoted to Corporal and assigned to the Patrol Division.
- Entry team member of the Douglas Regional S.W.A.T. Team.
- Corporal/Detective Investigations Division originally assigned as the Domestic Violence Investigator and later to the Crimes Against Persons Unit resulting in many criminal convictions. Darren also received training in various advanced homicide investigation courses and was a member of the Colorado Homicide Investigators Association.
- Sergeant in Internal Affairs where he was recognized by the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement as a Certified Litigation Specialist in Public Employment Litigation.
- Coordinator for the 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team.
Darren was honored with the Life Saving Award for saving the life of a baby in 1998, after being a first responder to a horrific murder scene in Lone Tree. He was also nominated for Deputy of The Year in 1999, 2000 and again in 2001.
In 2004, Darren was promoted to Lieutenant and became a Patrol Division Watch Commander. In 2007, Darren was transferred to the Investigations Division and was assigned as the commander for the Special Investigations Section which encompassed:
- Special Investigations Unit.
- Pattern Crimes Unit.
- High-Tech/Financial Crimes Unit.
- Internet Crimes Against Children.
- Command Liaison to the various Task Forces to include:
- Drug Enforcement Administration
- South Metro Drug Task Force
- Metro Gang Task Force
- Front Range Drug Task Force
- Rocky Mountain HIDTA
- Colorado Information Analysis Center
- F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force
In 2010, Darren graduated from the Leadership Douglas County program. During this same year Darren was promoted by Sheriff Dave Weaver to the rank of Captain, and he currently serves as the Commander over the Professional Standards Division which encompasses Internal Affairs, Hiring, CALEA, ACA and Training for the entire organization. In 2012, Darren graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.