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Captain of Detentions Myra Buys

Captain of Detentions Myra Buys

Myra Buys lives in Douglas County with her husband and daughter. She grew up in the Denver Metro Area and has four adult children and five grandchildren.

Myra started her law enforcement career in 1988 when she attended the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy in San Bernardino, California.  While working for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff, she was assigned to their detention division and then the patrol division. During her last months on patrol, she worked during the Southern California riots in 1992.

In 1992 her family relocated to Douglas County, where she was hired as a patrol deputy. During her tenure with Douglas County, she has worked in Detentions as a deputy, sergeant, and lieutenant. She was assigned to the patrol division as a deputy, corporal, and sergeant. She worked in Community Relations as a sergeant, investigations as a detective, and recently as the Major Crime Lieutenant. While in Major Crime, she oversaw homicides, attempt homicides, felony sex assaults, felony crimes against children and at-risk adults, and cold cases.  In 2021 she was promoted to Captain of Support Services.

Myra previously served as a Crisis Negotiations Team Member, a School Resource Officer, a firearms instructor, and a Field Training Officer.

Currently, Myra is Captain of the Detentions Division.  Our detentions facility houses between 350-425 people experiencing incarceration.  We provide numerous programs to include, JBBS (Jail-based Behavioral Health Services), Reintegration (reentry and job training) and JMAT (Jail Medication Treatment).

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has earned the Triple Crown Award.  Two of the three accreditations depend directly on our Detentions Division, the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.  We are very proud of this accomplishment.

She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (Class 443).