Undersheriff Dave Walcher has proudly served in law enforcement since 1981. Dave began his career in law enforcement as a civilian working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In 1988, Dave
became a deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and rose through the ranks up to the rank of Division Chief. After a diverse and very successful career with JCSO, Dave retired and began his new career with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). He had roles as a Bureau Chief and Undersheriff with ACSO and served almost five (5) years as the Arapahoe County Sheriff. He spent over a year as a Director within the Denver Department of Safety and came to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in 2020.
Undersheriff Walcher has always been involved with organizations that work with, or are directly associated with, law enforcement to include the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Aurora Mental Health Center, Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation, State of Colorado Correctional Treatment Board, Asian Pacific Development Center, Advocates for Children CASA, Jefferson County Criminal Justice Strategic Planning Committee, Arapahoe County Justice Coordinating Committee, County Sheriffs of Colorado, National Sheriffs Association, Major County Sheriffs of America, International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.
Undersheriff Walcher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, University of Denver Daniels School of Business Public Safety Leadership Development Program, and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in Quantico, Virginia.
Dave is married to his wife, Linda. While they do not have children, they are very proud of their 21 nieces and nephews.