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  • Jefferson County Sheriff Division Chiefs


    Division Chief Patsy MundellChief Patsy Mundell

    Detention Services Division

    Patsy Mundell joined the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in 1986. After working as a deputy on patrol and as an investigator specializing in crimes against children, she gained experience working in every division of the department. Mundell has held supervisory positions in detentions, patrol, investigations and support services. She received specialized training in incident command and criminal investigations from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, respectively.

    Mundell was appointed chief of the support services division in 2002, making her the highest-ranking woman in the sheriff's office history. Today, Mundell serves as chief of the detention services division, overseeing operations for the Jefferson County jail, one of the largest detention facilities in Colorado.

    Mundell, who graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum at the Senior Management Institute of Policing at Boston University in 2005, has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and public safety from Metropolitan State College. In 2013, she graduated from the 254th session of the FBI National Academy. She is active in the community, volunteering as a youth basketball and softball coach.


    Division Chief Jeff SchraderChief Jeff Shrader

    Special Projects Chief

    Jeff Shrader began his career with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in 1984 as a deputy assigned to the county jail. As the agency's first administrative sergeant, Shrader coordinated a statewide forum to address juvenile violence. He also created the department's first Citizens' Advisory Council and Citizens' Academy. Shrader, who attended the FBI National Academy as a sergeant, held various leadership roles throughout the sheriff's office.

    As chief, Shrader has overseen operations for all aspects of the department, including patrol, investigation, detentions and support services. He spearheaded the decentralization and SMART Jeffco (CompStat) processes. Shrader is a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) assessor and a certified Dale Carnegie training instructor, and he serves on the boards of several regional government services. Shrader has a bachelor's degree in human resource management from Colorado Christian University and has completed coursework toward his MBA.


    Division Chief Dan GardChief Dan Gard

    Patrol Division

    Dan Gard began his sheriff's office career in 1986 as a patrol deputy. In that role, he worked as a crime-scene technician and field-training instructor. After being promoted to sergeant, Gard was assigned to the accreditation unit and later ran the law enforcement academy.

    As lieutenant, Gard served as commander for the mountain precinct in Evergreen, he managed the traffic, SRO and he directed operations and crime-analysis functions.

    He recently served as captain of the criminal investigation division, where he developed key programs to help identify specific crime trends and reduce illegal activity.

    Gard has a bachelor's degree in human resource management from Colorado Christian University. He is a graduate of both Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command and the Senior Management Institute of Policing through the Police Executive Research Forum.


    Division Chief Scott PocsikChief Scott Pocsik

    Support Services Chief

    Scott Pocsik joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in 1986 as a patrol deputy. He joined the K-9 Unit in 1989 and served eight years alongside K-9's Remco and Barron. In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant and served in patrol and internal affairs.

    During his career, Pocsik has served in a variety of leadership roles, specializing in patrol and special unit functions. He was commander for the agency’s mountain precinct in Evergreen, and he oversaw special units, including K-9, SWAT, traffic, DOU, crime analysis and school resource officers, along with the field training program. In 2009, Pocsik was named chief of the criminal investigation division.

    Pocsik has a bachelor’s degree in applied management from National American University. In 2007, he graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum at the Senior Management Institute of Policing at Boston University. He is a recipient of the agency's Medal for Distinguished Service.


    Division Chief Patricia WoodinChief Pat Woodin

    Investigations Division Chief

    Patricia Woodin began her career in the reserves in 1985. Two years later, she began the academy and then to the Patrol unit for four years. Her involvement in the newly developed Interdiction unit led to a promotion as Intel Investigator in 1992. Her repertoire included executive protection, complex crimes, liquor enforcement, and narcotic suppression.

    As a sergeant she oversaw the Detentions Division. Her career gravitated to staff inspections for several years as well as property investigations. Her return to the Detentions Division was armed with the ranking of lieutenant with booking, transportation and court security units as areas of priority. Her focus then moved to Professional Standards overseeing Internal Affairs, grants and honor guard.

    In 2008, Woodin became captain and was instrumental in the development of the newfound south precinct. The Sheriff’s Office welcomed Pat Woodin as the chief of Investigations in June of 2012.

    Last Updated: 1-20-2014