Commander Prehm began his career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, Lieutenant in 2012 and Commander in 2018. He has been assigned to all three bureaus, holding assignments in CJC Floor Security, Intake and Release, Court and Transport, Detentions Programs, Research and Planning, Background Investigations, Public Information, Administrative Services, Personnel and Special Operations. In 2016, Commander Prehm was selected as a Police Executive Fellow by the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he was assigned to the Executive Staff of the Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He has held additional duties on the Mounted Unit, Special Response Team, GangNet, and as a CVSA examiner.
Commander Prehm is passionate about the topic of juvenile justice, serving on the 4th Judicial District’s Juvenile Services Planning Committee and the Colorado Youth Detention Continuum Board.
Commander Prehm is an instructor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police – Leadership in Police Organizations program; as well as an academy academics instructor. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program. Commander Prehm holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Southern Colorado and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.