Chief of Staff

General Information

The Chief of Staff handles a wide range of matters on behalf of the Sheriff and is responsible for advising and consulting the Sheriff and other staff members. The Chief of Staff develops, maintains and promotes effective community and inter-governmental relationships between the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and local, state and federal governmental agencies, elected and appointed officials, media outlets, business and community groups.  In addition, the Chief of Staff manages the legislative functions for the Sheriff’s Office by supporting, opposing, or proposing legislation with direct effects on local law enforcement operations.

The Community Relations and Outreach Unit continuously strive to maintain open communication between law enforcement and the community we serve.  The unit was based on the recognition of the need for mutual understanding and cooperation to solve community and neighborhood problems.  Through effective relationships, community members learn about policing while law enforcement members learn about the policing needs of the community.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office practices Community-Oriented Policing. This means that our agency, along with other law enforcement agencies in the area, are committed to a partnership with the citizens of El Paso County to prevent crime rather than just respond to criminal activity after it has taken place.

Honor Guard Mission:

To provide the fallen with the highest honors that they deserve. The Honor Guard also strives to present a professional ceremonial presence during selected public appearances. These appearances have included parades, funerals, city or county functions, sporting events and other such functions.

Membership:

The Honor Guard is made up of deputies of all rank and position.

The two person team which make up the Media Services Unit have many responsibilities and serves all areas of the Office. They are responsible for the development of various publications using multiple technologies for distribution on the web and in print. They update the internal and external websites promptly and efficiently. They films, edit, and produces videos for distribution within the Office, as well as for public viewing. The Media Services Unit also photographs and videos Office functions for various mediums of publication. They assists in gathering data, editing articles and composing designs for various publications to include quarterly reports, annual reports, and other publications.

Neighborhood Watch is a safety program designed to bring together law enforcement agencies, community organizations, businesses and individual residents in an effort to deter and reduce crime in neighborhoods.  As one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, it was created in 1972 and developed in response to requests from sheriffs and police chiefs seeking a crime prevention program involving citizens.  Neighborhood Watch programs are an effective tool in fighting crime.