Having trained and experienced Public Information Officers gives the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office an edge in delivering accurate, coordinated information to the news media and its citizens, in a timely and efficient manner.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office PIO’s have received formal training at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and from the Colorado Division of Emergency Management (CDEM) in Colorado. Additional training also occurs through professional affiliations with organizations such as the Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado (ESPIOC).
The Public Information Officer for Douglas County is:
Sergeant Ron Hanavan
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will maintain an atmosphere of openness and cooperation with the news media limited only by mandates of law and the requirements of maintaining the integrity of criminal investigations. The information that is released to the news media must be devoid of prejudicial pretrial publicity and must not interfere with the rights of victims or with on-going criminal investigations. Douglas County Sheriff's Office personnel will make every effort to cooperate with news
media personnel and agencies.