Community Policing in Castle Pines North
by Terri Wiebold
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is committed to the concept of “community policing” in Castle Pines North (CPN), as well as throughout the county. One component of this community policing approach involves establishing relationships between patrol deputies and members of the community. By seeking the input and talents of CPN residents, the Sheriff’s Office can maximize its resources and find innovative ways to reduce crime and help eliminate the fear of crime.
Who are the patrol deputies assigned to CPN?
CPN falls under the jurisdiction of District Six in Douglas County. There are six Deputies assigned to the CPN area for 2006: Two day shift – Deputy Matthew Reichardt and Deputy Jim Lakomy; two swing shift – Deputy Brett Cutler and Deputy David Jorgenson; and two grave-yard shift – Deputy Mark Trary and Deputy Joel White.
“By assigning a team of deputies to one particular area, residents become more familiar with them and deputies gain a better working knowledge of their assigned areas,” said Watch Commander, Lieutenant Duffy.
How can residents become more involved?
Participation in a Neighborhood Watch Program or joining Sheriff Weaver’s Community Safety Volunteer program (see article above) are two ways residents can become more involved in safety issues in the community.
For information about Neighborhood Watch programs, contact the DCSO Crime Prevention Unit at 303-660-7544. For details about the new Community Safety Volunteer Program, contact Captain Kim L. Castellano at 303-660-7516 or go to www.cpnhoa.org.
By working together in a collaborative effort, the community of CPN will continue to flourish as a safe community and one which residents can be proud to call home.