Internal Affairs Lieutenant Darren Trujillo
Lieutenant Darren Trujillo began his career with D.C.S.O. in 1999 when he started as a lateral Deputy Sheriff in the Patrol Division. After working as a patrolman for three years, at the end of 2001, he began a multi-year assignment in narcotics. He worked as a street-level narcotics investigator for two years at the South Metro Drug Task Force. This entailed working undercover, filing cases, and teaching narcotics awareness classes in the south metro area. Lt. Trujillo was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Group One, for five years. While at DEA, Lt. Trujillo worked on cases that affected our local communities. These cases ranged across the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and Mexico.
At the end of 2009, Lt. Trujillo was promoted out of narcotics and into the Detentions Division as a shift Sgt. Lt. Trujillo was then transferred back into investigations as the Sgt. of the IMPACT team. A multi-jurisdictional team of detectives from Douglas County, the cities of Parker, Castle Rock, and Lone Tree. This team dealt with locating violent active fugitives, vice and narcotics investigations, site security for V.I.P’s and dignitaries, dealing with pattern crimes in the community, and any needed dedicated surveillance teams.
Lt. Trujillo was then assigned to the Patrol Division as a shift Sgt. While still in the Patrol Division, Lt. Trujillo was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as a Watch Commander. Lt. Trujillo spent the next four and a half years as a Watch Commander in Patrol, working nights and day shifts on the street. In late 2022 Lt. Trujillo was transferred to the Administration Division as the Commander of Internal Affairs, where he currently serves.
While at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Trujillo has had the honor of participating in several collateral duties. He has served as a Tactical Instructor, Taser Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Shoot House Instructor, and K-9 unit Commander. Lt. Trujillo has also served on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Regional S.W.A.T. team as an Operator, Team Leader, Team Sergeant, and Team Tactical Commander. Lt. Trujillo is a 2018 graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command (SPSC)