• Crime Prevention and Safety


    Simple steps are often the best crime deterrents, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to educating residents about how to prevent themselves from becoming crime victims. We strongly encourage residents to be proactive about crime prevention. The Sheriff's Office has a dedicated team of certified crime prevention deputies whose sole purpose is to work with citizens to prevent crime. Through on-site visits, phone calls, special events, child safety activities and other opportunities, these deputies share vital information with the public on how to keep crime at bay. 

    Crime Prevention deputies are available to attend community meetings and events to educate on various timely topics and address safety concerns on the following topics:

    • General crime prevention and personal safety tips
    • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
    • Child safety
    • Identity theft
    • Safety and crime prevention fro retail businesses
    • Safety in your place of worship
    • Safety tips for senior citizens

    Reach out for all your crime prevention needs!

    Crime Prevention Deputies are assigned to educate the public on ways to prevent crime in neighborhoods. The deputies work with the crime analyst, patrol deputies and Public Affairs to gather and disseminate information for residents, business owners and homeowner associates in unincorporated Jefferson County. To get started today please complete a Tours & Presentations Request!

    Janie Gonda
    Crime Prevention Deputy

    Janie Gonda has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2013 and currently serves in the Crime Prevention Unit. She is certified as a Crime Scene Technician, in Crisis Intervention, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. She provides report writing and community relations instruction for the regional law enforcement academy and coordinates our annual Citizens' Academy each spring. Deputy Gonda is a Colorado native. She graduate from Bear Creek High School and attended Metro State University. Before joining the Sheriff's Office, she worked in probation in the First Judicial District.

    Brad Herman
    Crime Prevention Deputy