Bureau Chief Kevin Duffy
Chief Duffy is a proud native of Colorado. Kevin attended public schools in Jefferson County and graduated from Lakewood Sr High School. He attended the University of Southern Colorado on a Football Scholarship. Kevin married his high school sweetheart, and they have been married for over 44 years. Kevin moved his family to Douglas County in 1994, where he and his wife raised their two children, who both graduated from Douglas County High School.
Kevin began his law enforcement career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 and has been a proud member of DCSO for over 33 years. Kevin has served in all three of the major divisions. He served in the Patrol Division in various ranks, Deputy, Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant where he worked on/off in Patrol for eight years. Kevin served six years in the Detention Division as a Lieutenant for 2-years and came back in 2014 as the Captain of Detentions, where he served 4-years.
Kevin spent much of his law enforcement career working in the Investigation Division for 17 years. He served in various special assignments and ranks to include Investigator, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain / Investigation Division Commander. Kevin has been assigned to numerous special assignments to include the School Resource Officer, Juvenile Street Gang Investigator, Person Crime Detective, South Metro Drug Task Force Sergeant, Sergeant of the Pattern Crime Unit, Administrative Lieutenant for both Detentions and Patrol. Kevin served as the Chief Deputy of the Law Enforcement Bureau for 2-years and has recently taken over as the Bureau Chief for the Detention Division and Support Services. Kevin is always looking for new and productive ways to identify and improve the many challenges that Douglas County is dealing with. His primary mission is to serve the community, the citizens of Douglas County, and the men and women of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Kevin has many passions in working with the youth, those experiencing mental health issues, and the homeless. He is the Chairman of the Board for the Juvenile Assessment Center, a non-profit serving the youth, families, and community of the 18th Judicial District. He is also the Chair of the Collaborative Management Program for Douglas County through the Dept. of Human Services. He serves on the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative and Steering Committee and served for one year on the Governor appointed Behavioral Health Task Force, Safety Net Sub-committee. He was asked to represent law enforcement as an Executive Member of the Douglas County Homeless Initiative. He worked to help form the county wide Community Response Teams (CRT) pairing officers with Mental Health Clinicians and Mental Health Case Mangers as co-response teams through the DCMHI. He also was a founding member in forming the Douglas County Homeless Engagement and Resource Teams (H.E.A.R.T) and is working in response and solutions on the increasing growth and impact the homeless are having in Douglas County
Kevin attended the University of Southern Colorado. He is a graduate of the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Colorado Sheriffs’ Association Command School, Northwestern University Police and Command School, and Leadership Douglas County.