Badges and Books Program

Badges and Books Program

In January 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with local schools in El Paso County launched a reading education and community interaction program, dubbed “Badges and Books”. This program brings uniformed Law Enforcement officers to classrooms to interact with students by reading books and answering questions.  

Reading a book is just the first step in building a strong relationship with children in our community. We support our educators and believe this program helps to build a partnership with our most important community members; our kids. Our hope is that future generations of this community will be comfortable interacting with emergency responders in every capacity.


Office of the Sheriff

27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

719-520-7100 / 719-390-5555 (after hours)

El Paso County Jail

2739 East Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States