Paul began his career in 1988 with the Denver Police Department and spent three years learning in a challenging environment how to be a good patrolman in all aspects of the profession. He then spent the next six years working for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, where he learned how to be a self-sufficient deputy working the graveyard shift alone. Paul joined the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 and considers this his home and family in law enforcement.
Paul started his career with Douglas County, and after one year as a patrol deputy, he was promoted to a Corporal in Investigations and then Sergeant soon after. After spending nearly ten years in that role, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served in both the administration and operations bureaus.
As a Lieutenant, he was part of the team that built the new addition to the jail. He also ran a team in the jail and helped develop newly promoted and assigned sergeants in the jail. Additionally, he implemented and oversaw contracts with the medical staff, food service, and jail security upgrades to bring the jail up to PREA and ACA standards.
In 2014 Paul was transferred to the Patrol Division where he remains. During that time, he was responsible for the FTO program, K-9 unit, and street racing operations as well as the representative to the emergency management team, operations. Paul was also responsible for training the new generation of Sergeants in the division. He also attended Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.
Paul was promoted to the rank of Captain in April of 2021 and currently serves in the Patrol Division. In addition to the above duties, Paul directly oversees all patrol operations for Douglas County and special teams to include SWAT and K-9.
Paul has 3 adult children and six grandchildren who live all over the United States. Paul enjoys many outdoor activities to include hiking, skiing, fishing, and kayaking. Paul also enjoys traveling and does so as frequently as possible with his partner, Margaret. They have a dog, Peach, who is their constant companion and pal!