Holly Nicholson-Kluth is the undersheriff of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. She was sworn in as undersheriff on July 23, 2014. As undersheriff, she oversees 700 deputies, civilians and volunteers and the DCSO’s $53 million budget.
She previously served as the chief of Administrative Services, which includes Detention and Court Security, Civil and Warrants, Information Technology and Dispatch.
The undersheriff started her career with DCSO in 1989 in the Patrol Division. During her years with Douglas County, she has served in numerous positions in both Investigations and Patrol. She also has served four years as the chief of the Law Enforcement Bureau.
Her interests and special training have included fighting crimes against children, computer crimes, technology and leadership. She served as director of the Colorado Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory from 2001 through 2004.
Holly has specialized training in Computer Forensics and holds an A+ Computer certification. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and holds her Master’s Degree from Regis University in Psychology with studies in Forensic and Organizational Psychology, as well as Adult Learning and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
The undersheriff is focused on helping employees with wellness programs and incentives, and on new technology to benefit the citizens of Douglas County and make operations more efficient.
Holly lives in Douglas County and is married with two children.