Captain Darren Weekly began his career in law enforcement at the age of 16 by becoming a Police Explorer for the city of Cherry Hills Village. In 1990, he graduated from Cherry Creek High School and later from Arapahoe Community College Police Academy. In 1993, Darren was selected as a Reserve Police Officer for Cherry Hills Police Department. Later that same year he was recruited by D.C.S.O. for a yearlong undercover narcotics operation at a Douglas County High School.
During Darren’s tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, he has intentionally worked in many assignments and in nearly every facet of the organization, to include being a Detention Division Deputy and Field Training Officer, as well as a Patrol Division Deputy and Field Training Officer. He became K9 Handler earning dual narcotic certifications through the United States Police Canine Association and the Rocky Mountain Narcotic Canine Association. Later, Darren was promoted to Corporal and assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division. He also served form many years as an entry team member of the Douglas County Regional S.W.A.T. Team. Darren was transferred to the Investigations Division, and originally assigned as the Domestic Violence Detective, and later moved to the Crimes Against Persons Unit, which resulted in several major case criminal convictions. He also worked on multiple cold murder cases. Darren has received extensive training in homicide investigation, and was a member of the Colorado Homicide Investigators Association. He was promoted to Sergeant and supervised in several divisions to include Detentions, Patrol and in Internal Affairs where he was recognized by the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement as a Certified Litigation Specialist in Public Employment Litigation.
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 multiple murder scene in Lone Tree. Darren was nominated by his supervisors 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 the Special Investigations Section that encompassed the Special Investigations Unit; Pattern Crimes Unit; Financial Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. He was also the Sheriff’s Office command liaison for personnel assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration; South Metro Drug Task Force, Metro Gang Task Force; Front Range Drug Task Force; Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; Colorado Information Analysis Center and the F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force. Darren was also designated by the District Attorney’s Office as a Coordinator for the 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team.
In 2010, Darren graduated from the Leadership Douglas County program. During this same year he was promoted by Sheriff Weaver to the rank of Captain, where he served as the Commander over the Professional Standards Division which encompasses Internal Affairs, Hiring, C.A.L.E.A., A.C.A. and Training for the entire organization. Darren’s leadership was instrumental in the Sheriff’s Office receiving its initial C.A.L.E.A. accreditation as well as the coveted “Triple Crown Award” through the National Sheriff’s Association. In 2012, Darren graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
In 2013, Darren was designated by the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management as an Incident Commander for the Incident Management Team. He also graduated from the F.E.M.A. All-Hazards Type 3 Incident Commander School. During that same year, Darren was transferred and currently serves as the Captain of the Patrol Division to include overall command of all of the Special Teams and the various Units of the Division. Darren currently serves as the Commander over Douglas County Regional S.W.A.T. Team. He has attended various S.W.A.T. Command and leadership courses to include the National Tactical Officers Association Command and Leadership course in 2013, and in 2014 he attended the Fulcrum Concepts Tactical Commanders Course.