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Colorado’s governor backs crime-prevention package amid continuing scrutiny from Republicans, some police groups

Gov. Jared Polis is backing a package of bills that will tackle an array of public safety issues through early intervention strategies and support for mental health programs aimed at making Colorado’s communities safer. The package, which seeks to bolster crime prevention measures at a community level, includes support for co-responder models, addressing public safety […]

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Summit County sheriff hires civilian commander to oversee police reform measures

By Sawyer D’Argonne, The Summit Daily News The Summit County Sheriff’s Office hired a new civilian commander to oversee the implementation of police reform measures passed by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year. The Sheriff’s Office swore in Christopher Walton on Nov. 18 to serve as the commander of the new Support Services Division, a […]