Tony Spurlock was elected the 33rd sheriff of Douglas County in November 2014.
Spurlock says he’s honored and humbled to be elected sheriff. He says that fulfills a lifelong dream and he feels privileged to work with all of the hardworking and dedicated men and woman of DCSO who serve their community with pride and dignity every day.
Spurlock has served the county for more than 33 years and brings a wealth of experience to the position. He started his career at DCSO in 1980 as a dispatcher. He then rose through the ranks, commanding the Detention, Patrol, and Investigations divisions and serving as bureau chief and undersheriff. As undersheriff, Spurlock oversaw a $48 million budget and the daily operations of 700 deputies, civilians and volunteers.
He’s a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Command Schools at the FBI, Secret Service and DEA, and Metro State College. Spurlock is a Colorado native and lives in Douglas County with his wife, Stacy.
As sheriff, Spurlock has been appointed by the governor to the Colorado Homicide and Missing Person Cold Case review team, Victim of Crime Act “VOCA”, Colorado Identify Theft Board, and is co-chair of the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility.
Spurlock has been an instructor for the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council and the County Sheriffs of Colorado. He was appointed chair of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Board by Governor Bill Owens’ Office in 2001 and served as chair of the 18th Judicial District Victim Assistance Law Enforcement Fund. Spurlock was named Officer of the Year by the 18th Judicial District in 2002. Spurlock also commanded the Douglas County SWAT Team for five years and led the Critical Incident Team of the 18th Judicial District.
Sheriff Spurlock will use his vast law enforcement experience to grow the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office along with the county’s population. He also believes building partnerships with the community and other law enforcement agencies is essential to maintaining public safety and the quality of life in Douglas County.