Captain of Detention Kevin Duffy

Captain Kevin Duffy

Kevin Duffy was promoted to captain on July 23, 2014 by Sheriff Tony Spurlock. He was assigned to serve as commander of the Detention Division which is the largest uniformed division with 265 employees, and has the largest budget, $17 million.

The captain believes all inmates should be treated fairly with dignity and respect. He encourages inmates to work on anger management, drug and alcohol abuse, parenting skills, mental health treatment and earn their GEDs. Kevin strongly supports the jail programs which help prepare inmates for release and to become productive members of society.

He has served DCSO for more than 26 years in the Patrol, Investigations and Detention divisions. He began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a patrol officer. He spent most of his career working in Investigations where he commanded General Investigations and Special Investigations and the Pattern Crime Unit, a multi-agency collation. He was the first sergeant from DCSO to supervise the multi-agency South Metro Drug Task Force which served the four counties of the 18th Judicial District. Duffy was named Deputy of the Year in 1992.

The captain’s primary focus is working with and serving youth and families. Kevin founded and currently chairs the non-profit Juvenile Assessment Center for the 18th Judicial District, chairs the Placement Alternative Commission for the Douglas County DHS. He is the past chair of the Child Protection Team and Adult Protection Team with DHS, and led the Victim Advocates for Law Enforcement (VALE) Board for the 18th Judicial District.

Kevin attended the University of Southern Colorado on a football scholarship. He’s a graduate of the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Colorado Sheriffs’ Association Command School, Northwestern University Police and Command School and Leadership Douglas County.

Kevin is a Colorado native and lives in Douglas County with his wife of 36 years, Chris. They have a son and daughter who graduated from Douglas County High School and have two grandchildren.