Endorsements

Endorsements

Governor Bill Owens endorsement
"Upon my retirement, there is only one candidate that can successfully fulfill the job of Douglas County Sheriff and that person is Captain Darren Weekly. Darren has more operational law enforcement experience in all divisions of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office than his three opponents. Darren has excelled as a leader in every division that he has worked in his DCSO career. I have personally worked with Darren on hundreds of complex criminal cases and his work ethic and integrity are impeccable. Darren is the ONLY candidate that can successfully operate the jail division. Darren is the ONLY candidate that can successfully manage DCSO’s large staffing needs. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has one of the best law enforcement reputations in the state and is nationally recognized for its outstanding public safety performance. The citizens of Douglas County consistently rank DCSO as the best provider of public services in the county with an overall performance rate exceeding 95%. This was all achieved through his leadership. Captain Darren Weekly is the most energetic, innovative, street-smart, and overall superior candidate to be your next Sheriff. It’s an honor to endorse Darren Weekly for Douglas County Sheriff."
Sheriff Tony Spurlock
Douglas County
"Darren Weekly is a crime fighter who has my complete support for Sheriff. There's a reason Douglas County has the lowest crime rates in the metro area - it's people like Darren who put on the uniform everyday to keep Douglas County safe. His life has been about service. Darren will be an excellent Sheriff for Douglas County."
John Kellner
District Attorney 18th Judicial District & Candidate for Attorney General
"People come to Douglas County because it is safe. Darren Weekly will be a unifying sheriff who supports the Second Amendment, deeply understands the public safety issues impacting our community, such as homelessness, human trafficking, and school security, and he has specific solutions to address those issues now with impact. Darren also has the overwhelming support of those currently on the frontlines in law enforcement. I have known Darren as not only a 28-year protector of our county but also as the guardian of Cherry Hills Community Church. Those I represent will be well-served with Darren as our next Sheriff."
Commissioner Abe Laydon
District I
"I have known Darren Weekly through professional channels for more than 20 years. I have known him to be a conscientious and capable law enforcement professional and leader. Darren is a principled conservative. One who looks to protect individual liberties. He is ready to be Douglas County’s next sheriff. He has my highest endorsement and full support."
Sheriff Jeff Shrader
Jefferson County
“Darren Weekly is a strong law enforcement leader who understands the value of relationships. He also understands the critical role of a county sheriff. Darren has decades of experience working in collaboration with officials from other agencies on major criminal investigations as well as emergency management. I’m proud to endorse Darren Weekly to be the next Sheriff of Douglas County.”
Sheriff Bill Elder
El Paso County
“Being Sheriff requires experience and leadership. Our troops put their lives on the line every single day. They need to trust that the Sheriff has their back. There is only one candidate in the Douglas County Sheriff's race that knows the office inside and out and can provide proper leadership and that is Darren Weekly. I am proud to endorse Darren and encourage you to vote for him June 28th.”
Sheriff Justin Smith
Larimer County
"Being a Sheriff takes more than talking tough. It takes action, leadership and partnerships. As a neighboring County, it is vital to have a Sheriff we can continue to have a positive relationship with. Open communication and the ability to share ideas and information is key in better community protection for all counties. Darren has worked for Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for many years and understands the value in true partnerships. Darren has my full support in his race to be the next Sheriff of Douglas County."
Sheriff Tim Norton
Elbert County
"After careful consideration and after much discussion with other Retired and Present Law Enforcement Officers, I have decided to change and Fully Endorse Darren Weekly for the Office of Douglas County Sheriff. Please join me in Voting for Darren Weekly in this 2022 Primary Election."
Retired Douglas County Sheriff Mike Acree
Board member of the County Sheriff’s of Colorado, Board member of the Colorado POST Board, Former Deputy Director of the Colorado Dept. Public Safety, FBINAA Graduate 163rd, Session Graduate of the 81st, Session of the National Sheriffs Association
"Public safety in Douglas County is one of my top priorities as a board member of the Highlands Ranch Metro District. On November 8th, I urge your support and vote for Darren Weekly to enhance our community safety and to continue the DCSO partnership with local governments."
Andy Jones
Highlands Ranch Metro District Board Member
"As Douglas County continues to grow and crime is increasing at a rapid rate, we must elect a sheriff who is going to keep communities and schools the safest they can be, we feel Darren is that candidate who can lead Douglas County into the future with safety and security. After the murder of our son Kendrick at the Stem School shooting in Highlands Ranch on May 7th 2019, Maria and I have been advocates for safer schools in Douglas County and across Colorado, Darren is in lockstep with what our advocacy brings to the table for school safety. Now is the time to take action in Douglas County and across our state for the safest schools that we can have."
John and Maria Castillo
Parents of Hero Kendrick Castillo
“As the wife of a law enforcement officer, I want a proven leader with real experience in crisis situations. I want someone who truly has my husband’s back and will do everything to protect him and our community while keeping the morale high for all who rightfully enforce the law. Darren Weekly is this."
Robyn Carnes
Centennial City Council Member
"I have worked for and with Darren Weekly in several roles to include SWAT, Investigations and the Wellness Program. Darren cares about employees and the community, and his leadership and skills are what's needed to lead the Douglas County Sheriff's Office into the future. For this reason, I endorse Darren Weekly as the next Douglas County Sheriff."
Dan Brite
Douglas County
“South Metro Fire Rescue firefighters are represented by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 2086. Currently, there are over 500 firefighters at South Metro Fire Rescue. The IAFF Local 2086 endorsed Darren Weekly to be the next Sheriff of Douglas County.”
South Metro Fire Rescue - Local 2086
International Association of Firefighters

South Metro Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47 Endorsement letter:

Fraternal Order of Police South Metro Lodge 47
“As DA for El Paso and Teller Counties, I can tell you how important it is to have a sheriff with law enforcement experience. Darren Weekly's experience is unmatched. He has firsthand experience in nearly every single position and has led just about every department the Sheriff's Office has to offer. With 28 years of law enforcement experience in Douglas County, there is no one else better suited for Sheriff. Darren Weekly has my full support.”
Michael Allen
District Attorney - 4th Judicial District
"I have known Darren Weekly for years, and know him to be truthful, hard working, compassionate, great follow through and much more. There were many occasions when I was the head of Douglas County Republicans we needed law enforcement support. Darren always stepped up and followed through. He by far is the best candidate for Sheriff, please support him anyway you are able."
Tanne Blackburn
Former Chair of the Douglas County Republican Party
"I worked with Darren Weekly for many years at Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He is passionate about responsible law enforcement and his career is a testament to that dedication. He has worked in many areas of the agency and appreciates the importance of every position to the entire law enforcement mission. Prior to retirement, my role was the Victim Assistance Coordinator. I saw Darren provide compassion, patience, and dedication to Douglas County citizens touched by crime. He has been a strong supporter of victim rights, innovative victim-centered programs, and law enforcement sensitivity to victim needs. As Sheriff, I know he will continue to provide a strong law enforcement agency that also has sensitivity for victims of crime and all citizens of Douglas County. Lastly, he is a respected law enforcement officer throughout Douglas County and Colorado. He is the right person for our next Sheriff!"
Patty Moschner
Retired DCSO Victim Advocate Coordinator
“As a 29 year resident of Douglas County, Law Enforcement Veteran, and Business Leader, I strongly and confidently endorse Darren Weekly for Sheriff of Douglas County. I have known Darren since we were both in High School and have worked side by side with him as a law enforcement officer. He is truly what this county needs moving forward to further what is already one of the finest Sheriff’s Offices in the United States. I have known his leadership and decision making acumen and can vouch for his consistent reliability, calm demeanor, and high ethical standards. Darren operates from a position of zero ego, is very approachable, and sincerely cares about the Douglas County Community. Darren is in public service because he truly has an interest in protecting our freedoms and quality of life. He is my choice on the ballot and should be yours as well. Darren Weekly for Sheriff!“
Adam Contos
Local business leader, law enforcement veteran
"It is my privilege and honor to endorse Darren Weekly and support him to become the next Sheriff of Douglas County. Darren has demonstrated a strong work ethic during his 28 years with law enforcement at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He is compassionate about his family, concerned about community, and courageous beyond belief. Darren understands the needs of the community and has demonstrated professionalism and a long-continued tradition of excellence during his service to the Office of Sheriff. As a former Denver Bronco, I understand the value of fulfillment, confidence and trust. Darren is the epitome of these traits and will be the leader that Douglas County needs to keep our communities safe in these difficult times."
Billy Van Heusen #42
Denver Broncos
"I am proud to endorse Darren Weekly for Douglas County Sheriff. The safety of our school children is a critical priority, and Darren fully supports the mission of ensuring there are well-trained, armed adults who can defend them while they are on campus — whether those are School Resource Officers or armed school staffers."
Laura Carno
Author of "Government Ruins Nearly Everything", Executive Director of FASTERColorado which provides world-class training to school staff who are authorized to carry concealed on campus
“As a military veteran serving with the Denver Police department for 27 years and now the CEO of a school safety technology company. I have a good understanding of what makes a community become safer and thrive. It starts with strong leadership within law enforcement. A strong leader is exactly what I see in Darren Weekly. I know Darren as a great conservative dedicated to the Douglas County community and its values. His 'lead by example' approach has placed him at the highest level of respect within the law enforcement community. As Sheriff, Darren will serve the people well, keep the county safe and be an amazing leader for the Sheriff's Office."
Brett Titus
CEO/Co-Founder at LifeSpot Technology
“We have had the privilege to work with and know Darren Weekly for over 24 years. Through the years, Darren has always been true to himself, and strong in his beliefs. He is regarded by many with much respect and support because of his unwavering integrity, dedication, compassion and experience. His commitment to public safety and the safety of those he serves leaves no doubt that Darren Weekly will serve the Office of the Sheriff, the community and county of Douglas County with great honor and leadership."
Mike and Cindi Dieck
Public Safety Professionals
“I believe with all my heart that Darren Weekly is the best choice for Douglas County Sheriff. I worked with him when I was a Deputy with Douglas County and found him to be down to earth and not someone who says things just to please others. If Darren says he’s going to do something, you can take it to the bank. I urge all my Facebook friends, all my Aurora PD colleagues, and every Douglas County employee who live within Douglas County to vote for Darren. And let your friends and families know to vote for him as well."
Lee Nichols
Retired Law Enforcement Officer
"Personal story of my own interaction with Darren... the early morning of my good friend's funeral many years ago, I came upon a lost dog wandering in the road as I was walking my own... I managed to leash him and coax him to my home. I then called the Buddy Center and Douglas County Animal Control, getting no answer from the former and a response from the latter that someone would be there in about 20 minutes... well, after no one coming after an hour later I HAD to get going to the service and by chance remembered that there happened to be a dog walk event at the Glendale Dog Park on Havana that day. So, I drove the dog over there, thinking I could at least leave him inside the fenced area until after the funeral when I could figure out what to do with him. Parked off to the side of the entrance was Officer Weekly... desperate by now, I pulled over to explain what the situation was, and and without hesitation he said "Give him to me, I'll make sure he's taken care of", and damned if he didn't put the dog in his patrol car and sent me quickly on my way. THAT seemingly minor gesture, where he could have offered token suggestions as opposed to actively helping me out of a jam, told me back then everything I needed to know about the kind of man Darren Weekly is, and that IMHO, we'd be lucky to have such a man as our sheriff today."
Jeff Norman
Douglas County Citizen
"Leaders should never underestimate the importance of being willing and able to do any job under their command. There is no faster way of losing the support of the troops then demonstrating that "this task is below me" while simultaneously criticizing them for their performance of said task. They need to know that you understand all the nuances of their situations and will balance that with the needs of the community. I am proud of Darren's career and know that he will do exactly what's needed to support his employees while ensuring the community benefits from their efforts."
Eric Schmitt
Former Commander, Greenwood Village Police Department 11/19/2021
"Darren Weekly is highly respected by law enforcement officials throughout the State of Colorado.  During his career, Darren has exhibited the highest level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism. He has the knowledge and experience in critical roles to best lead the Sheriff’s Office into the future. I’m proud to endorse Darren Weekly to be the next Sheriff of Douglas County."
John W. Stein
Chief of Police, Town of Empire
"So proud of you, Darren. In the infamous words of John F. Kennedy: "We choose to do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win." You will be our next Sheriff, and you will make a positive difference in so many people's lives!"
Rhonda Basey
Douglas County Citizen
"I have 40 years of experience in Sheriff's Offices. Including 20 years as the Undersheriff of Douglas County under the Great leadership of Sheriff Steve Zotos. Also 5 years as Executive Director of the County Sheriff's of Colorado. I think I know what the qualities of a great leader and excellence it takes to be Sheriff. I have been very concerned about the leadership and decision making abilities of the candidates for Douglas County Sheriff in 2022. I am very pleased to see a person of Darren Weekly's experience, abilities and education step forward to accept the challenge of running for Sheriff in 2022. He will be a great Sheriff. He is knowledgeable and one of the nicest people with which to deal. He has genuine concerns about the Law Enforcement profession and true concern for the community."
Don Christensen
Former Undersheriff, Douglas County Sheriff's Office
"I worked for and with Darren for years. There is no better man to protect the citizens of Douglas County than Darren Weekly. Respected, Trusted, Dedicated, Leader, are just a few words I would use to describe him."
Mitch Wagner
Retired Lone Tree Police Department