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Appointed Sheriff September 2005 Appointed Undersheriff in 2003 Started his career in 1981 Over 24 years of Law Enforcement dedication to the citizens of Douglas County President/ Vice President for the Highlands Ranch Training Foundation Graduate of the FBI Academy with honors. Sheriff

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Appointed Sheriff September 2005
  • Appointed Undersheriff in 2003
  • Started his career in 1981
  • Over 24 years of Law Enforcement dedication to the citizens of Douglas County
  • President/ Vice President for the Highlands Ranch Training Foundation
  • Graduate of the FBI Academy with honors

Sheriff

David A. Weaver

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Neighborhood Watch

Deputy Ron Hanavan

Deputy Cocha Heyden

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Handouts:
  • Folder with phone numbers
  • Meeting outline
  • What is suspicious Activity
  • Neighborhood Watch manual
  • Preventing Burglaries
  • Home security Inspection Checklist
  • Maintaining your Neighborhood watch program
  • Personal property record
  • When you are away from home
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Since 9/11:
  • The Sheriff’s Office has increased the Neighborhood watch program by 50%.
  • Approximately 1 a week.
  • 0ver 325 active Neighborhood watches throughout the county
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Douglas County Growth:
  • Douglas County has been in the top 10 fastest growing counties in the United States for the past 15 years!
  • 1990-2000 1st
  • Increase of 191%
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Douglas County has four Law Enforcement agencies:
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Parker Police Department
  • Castle Rock Police Department
  • Lone Tree Police Department
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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for:
  • Law Enforcement in the un-incorporated areas of Douglas County.
  • Civil Papers
  • Evictions
  • Writs
  • Detentions
  • Fire Marshall
  • Hazmat
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Boundaries are:
  • To the West:Pike National Forest, the Platte River. (Jefferson County)
  • To the East: Delbert Road (Elbert County)
  • To the North: County Line Road. (Arapahoe County)
  • To the South: Palmer Divide (El-Paso County)
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Districts:
  • The County is broken up into 10 districts.
  • 1 officer assigned to each district.
  • Three shifts a day
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Douglas County:
  • Is 844 square miles (540,000 acres)
  • Population just under 265,000
  • 73% live in unincorporated Douglas
  • Highlands Ranch has 13% of the land mass but accounts for 36% of the population.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office:
  • Employs Approximately 475
  • 290 commissioned officers
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What is Neighborhood Watch?
  • It is a program involving the joint efforts of the Sheriff’s Office and the community
  • It’s designed to enhance neighborhood security, through observation and encourage assistance among neighbors
  • To watch out for each other
  • It was developed by the National Sheriff’s Association
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The main objective is:
  • To reduce the incidence of crime!!!!!!!!!!
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Is there a lot of involvement?
  • NO
  • The Neighborhood Watch is required to have two meetings per year (this is one of them)
  • The second meeting could be a block party or meeting that targets some of the specific issues in your neighborhood
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Sex Offender list:
  • This is updated anytime a change occurs (no town or cities are on our list)
  • What types of charges
  • The offender must register within 5 days
  • How to get a list
  • Online list- only certain criteria DCSHERIFF.net
  • Knowing who these individuals are is important
  • CAUTION: Please be aware, but don’t harass!
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Why are we here?
  • Less crime committed when we work together
  • To make it more difficult for individuals to victimize you and your neighbors
  • The number one crime is property crime (other than driving crimes)
  • Criminals look for high dollar homes
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2005 Top Five Crimes (Jan- June) Total

Theft 1187

Criminal Mischief 559

Fraud 435

DUI 388

Trespass 376

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Vehicle Trespasses
  • 993 in 2005
  • 980 in 2004
  • 701 in 2003
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2004 VEHICLE TRESPASSES REVIEW
  • 50% of the trespasses occurred in residential neighborhoods.
  • 32% had their vehicle windows broken.
  • 25% of the owners admitted to having their doors unlocked.
  • 15% of the owners admitted leaving garage doors open.
  • Many reported they were unsure if car was locked or garage door closed!
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CALLS FOR SERVICE
  • 2004 calls for service 104,039.
  • 7% increase over 2003.
  • 2005 calls for service 83,360 (Jan to Sept)
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What types of crimes are in your neighborhood?
  • More “suspicious” activity then anything
  • Calls for Service
  • 60% of all burglaries happen during the day
  • The burglar is in your house and out within 2 minutes
  • If you can deter them by 4 minutes, they will move to the next victim instead
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What is suspicious activity?
  • You are more familiar with the block and your neighbors then the police are.
  • Anything that seems out of the ordinary
  • Let your “GUT FEELING” be your guide
  • Citizens report 99% of all crime!
  • Look at handout
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Why don’t people call?
  • Not sure if it really seems suspicious
  • Hesitate because they don’t want to appear “NOSY.”
  • Afraid the situation may turn out to be nothing
  • Take for granted someone else called
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Continued:
  • Worried about “bothering” the police
  • Embarrassed to call
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Information to give the Police:
  • What happened
  • When did it happen
  • Where did it happen
  • Anyone hurt
  • Description of the person (look for out of the ordinary things)
  • Description of the vehicle,color
  • License plate
  • Direction of Travel
  • Stay on the phone!
  • DON’T PUT YOURSELF IN DANGER
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What phone number should you call?
  • Emergency 911
  • All others (303) 660- 7500
  • Traffic Hotline (303) 660-7539
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What does 911 do for you?
  • Home phone vs. Cellular
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If someone breaks into your house while you are in the house:
  • Hide
  • Call 911
  • Stay on the phone
  • Don’tconfront the person
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Home Security:
  • Outside
  • Landscaping
  • Trees
  • Rocks
  • Lighting
  • Locked fences
  • HOUSE NUMBERS
  • Don’t give assistance to entering your house
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Home Security:
  • Inside
  • 1.Windows (grates)
  • 2.Doors(solid core 1¾ thick)
  • 3.Track doors
  • 4.Garage Doors
  • 5.Locks (dead bolt should be 1 ¼ inches beyond the striker plate)
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Home Security:
  • When your away
    • Tell Neighbors
    • Rotate Lights
    • Sign up for house Watch
    • Don’t stop mail or papers (have neighbors pick up)
    • Park Car in Driveway
    • Don’t hide keys outside
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Home Security:
  • Alarms
  • Do your homework
  • Get estimates and find a reputable company
  • POLICY of the Sheriff’s Office
  • 3 false alarms
  • 6 false alarms
  • False Alarms
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ALARMS
  • 2004 Residential Alarms 3405.
  • 2005 Residential Alarms 1724 (Jan to July)
  • 2004 Non-Residential Alarms 2097.
  • 2005 Non-Residential Alarms 1100 (Jan to July)
  • Historically Residential Alarms have been 99% to 100% False Alarms.
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Where we go from here:
  • We will communicate through your designated block captain
  • Please go through them for any questions
  • We would prefer to communicate through e-mail with the block captain, as it is more efficient and less time consuming then mailings
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Neighborhood Watch Signs:
  • Ordering
  • Cost
  • Placement
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2005 SEMI-ANNUAL STATISTICS
  • In May of 2004, the American City Business Journal released a report that compared 3,141 counties and cities across the United States. Based upon quality of life, Douglas County Ranked fourth in the nation.
  • In 2004 Colorado College examined 280 counties and other communities in eight states of the Rocky Mountain West. Douglas Scored A+ in the metropolitan division.
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Neighborhood Watch

Program

Questions?

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

Remember: A community where residents are willing to look out for one another’s interest, is a community where crimes are least likely to occur!

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