Captain Jason Kennedy is a 23 year member of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Currently, he is the Investigations Division Commander.
He started his career with Douglas County as a Detentions Deputy where he served in the previous jail facility. He was then assigned to the Patrol Division. He was transferred to the Investigations Division in 1996 and shortly thereafter was promoted to Corporal. While serving in Investigations as a Corporal he investigated several homicides and also served as an Intelligence Investigator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and spent a short time as a Patrol Sergeant before being transferred back to the Investigations Division as a Sergeant. In 2003 he was promoted to Lieutenant and put in charge of the Special Investigations Section.
In 2005 he was appointed as the Commander of the South Metro Drug Task Force. He served in this capacity until 2008 when he returned to the Sheriff’s Office as the Commander of the Office of Professional Standards. He was responsible for Internal Affairs, Hiring, Training, Human Resources, and Accreditation.
On August 2, 2010, he was promoted to Captain and transferred to Detentions. In Detentions, he was responsible for the entire facility, court operations, and transports. During his tenure as the Detentions Captain, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was awarded its first ever American Correctional Association (ACA) Accreditation award and the second National Correctional Health Care Certification (NCHCC) award.
Captain Kennedy was also instrumental with the new space and needs assessment for the Justice Center. He worked diligently on the new design and the construction was completed in 2015. This design was to increase efficiencies and assist with the growing needs involving inmates with mental illness and injuries.
During his time in Detentions, Captain Kennedy served on the Arapahoe County (18th Judicial District) Community Corrections Board.
In 2013, Captain Kennedy became the Commander for the Investigations Division. Investigative work is one of his true passions and he is excited to take the division to the next level with his highly qualified investigative teams. He currently is an Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network board member. Captain Kennedy is a graduate of the Northwestern University, School of Police Command and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy.