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The Jefferson County Sheriff is replacing Morrison Police officers

By meerna Jun12,2024

DENVER (KDVR) — In a ceremony Monday, Jefferson County Sheriff Reggie Marinelli deputized officers with the Morrison Police Department, authorizing them to serve as sheriff’s office deputies through their police officer positions.

According to the Morrison Police Department, the measure was intended to demonstrate the growing cooperation and commitment of the two agencies to each other. Morrison Police Chief Bill Vinelli called it a “force multiplier” for both agencies.

“Jefferson County deputies already play an important role in keeping Morrison safe, so it is natural that we can now assist nearby county residents and visitors, whether at Red Rocks Park or nearby locations currently served by the county,” Vinelli said in the release.

According to the release, the Morrison agency employs 15 certified officers and two civilian employees. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employs “more than 500 state-certified deputies and nearly 300 specialists,” according to its website.

“Our county and state can benefit from increased cooperation with Morrison officers,” Marinelli said in the release. “Their increased staffing allows them to investigate traffic incidents, freeing up our deputies to respond to other calls.”

Both agencies are operated by Jeffcom 911 for dispatch services.

By meerna

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