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How many resource officers does Douglas County need?

Three weeks after the May 7 STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, Douglas County rolled out a plan it says could provide 49 more school resource officers to local campuses in the next three years, … more

Case against woman charged in fatal crash moves forward

Family and friends of a young couple killed in a February car crash following a police chase packed a Castle Rock courtroom during a hearing for the accused killer. Deanna Bixby, 20, faces several … more

Red flag fire warning issued for Douglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has announced portions of Douglas County will be under a red flag fire warning on April 9 from noon through 8 p.m. The National Weather Service issued the … more

Highlands Ranch school taken off lock out, search for fleeing suspect ends

An elementary school in Highlands Ranch has been taken off lock out and a fleeing suspect is no longer believed to be in the area, according to an update from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more
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