Beginning today, the Jefferson County Sheriff is starting to release inmates early as part of a new jail management plan. The jail management plan became effective on January 1st, 2020 and is the result of a $5.5 million budget reduction for the year.
Colorado residents with vehicles registered in participating counties can take advantage of a Colorado MV Express kiosk for a fast and convenient way to renew license plate tabs.
The Colorado MV Express uses scanning and touchscreen technology to securely update vehicle information through step-by-step instructions and optional voice assistance. Simply follow the guided on-screen instructions. After a successful renewal, documents print instantly at the kiosk.
Here is a list of kiosk locations.
Visit the Colorado MVExpress website for more information on this time-saving program.
LITTLETON, CO — The City of Littleton has released its 2020 Proposed Budget, which it has been working on since early summer. Departmental discussions were held in July and August and an all-day budget workshop was held with city council and staff on September 7.
The council considered 18 policy questions, which included funding for a major update of the city code, an Economic Strategic Plan and continuation of Envision Littleton efforts.
Other project considerations include:
Continue reading and get the full list @Patch.
LITTLETON, CO — Littleton voters will elect four council members in 2019 – one from District II, one from District IV and two from the city at-large. The at-large candidate who wins the highest number of votes will serve a four-year term and the at-large candidate who receives the second-highest number of votes will serve a two-year term.
A Potential Candidate Forum was held at the Littleton Center on June 27.
Here is some important election information, courtesy of the City of Littleton:
Continue reading @Patch.com
In April, I received instructions from the County Manager’s Office to reduce the Sheriff’s Office general fund budget for 2020 by 7%, or $6.7 million. This decrease raises significant concern regarding the overall safety of our community. Therefore my executive staff and I have been working to identify priorities and better understand the potential consequences of the proposed cuts. While there may be opportunities for small savings elsewhere within the JCSO, the greatest impact will be to the detentions facility.
The reduction of personnel costs necessary to meet the requested budget cut equates to a decrease of 400 – 600 jail beds. In addition, such a significant reduction in available beds would result in the elimination of the U.S. Marshals contract, roughly a $1.8 million revenue loss. Put simply, by holding vacancies open to reduce detentions staffing levels, jail capacity decreases by as much as 44%. All remaining beds would need to be utilized for local inmates and detainees rather than reserved for federal prisoners.
Read Sheriff Jeff Shrader’s full post here.
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Each year, members of Colorado’s law enforcement community who gave their lives are honored. Four new names are on the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial on Friday in Golden.
For more details and pictures of the officers go to CBS 4 Denver Local.
Do your part to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Keep your friends and family safe from prescription drug abuse by getting rid of unwanted medication sitting in your medicine cabinet. According to a 2017 survey, “6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs and that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet”.
The DEA National Rx Take Back Day begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th and goes until 2 p.m.
Here are the locations closest to Littleton.
LITTLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT
MAIN PARKING- 2255 W Berry Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
COLUMBINE VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TOWN HALL- 2 Middlefield Rd, Columbine Valley, CO 80123
JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF
DAKOTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
WEST PARKING LOT- 3399 W Coal Mine Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
HIGHLANDS RANCH SUBSTATION- 9250 Zotos Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
ENGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
KING SOOPERS- 5050 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110
MORRISON POLICE DEPARTMENT
MORRISON POLICE DEPARTMENT- 321 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465
To find out more information on Rx Abuse and Nation Take Back Day, visit the DEA Diversion website.
DENVER, Colorado — Every two years, assessors from all 64 counties in Colorado get to work valuing the property within their counties.
On Wednesday, the Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, Elbert and Jefferson County assessors announced the findings of the 2019 revaluation process to the media.
Get the full story @ 9News.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The sheriff of Colorado’s fourth-most populous county says public safety will be at risk as his department faces a looming financial crisis. Jefferson County is dealing with a major budget shortfall. County commissioners are finding it difficult to turn the mess around.
If the current JeffCo budget proposal is approved, Sheriff Jeff Shrader says he will need to find a way to do without $10 million — about 10 percent of his current budget. Shrader says current cuts proposed to county commissioners would result in 400 to 600 fewer beds at the county jail.
Continue reading this important story @ KDVR.com
Do you have any leftover medications in your house from surgery or a dental procedure? You may not even remember that you have them. We recommend taking a few minutes to go through your cabinets and drawers and check. If you find anything then this Saturday is the perfect time for you to get them out of your house. You can keep your family safe by preventing pill abuse and theft by getting these potentially dangerous, unused and unwanted pills out of your house.
The Littleton Police Department (LPD)and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will accept any pills and patched from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Littleton Center front parking lot at 2255 W. Berry Ave in Littleton. LPD cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Get all of the details on this important program @ the City of Littleton website.