Meet the Sheriff
Tony Spurlock is Douglas County’s 33rd Sheriff. He was first elected Sheriff in 2015 and re-elected for a second term in November 2018. Sheriff Spurlock has worked in law enforcement for 42 years. Sheriff Spurlock’s invaluable experience includes the following:
- Chair, Unified Metropolitan Forensic Crime Lab
- Chair, Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility
- Chair, Regional Computer Forensic Lab
- Former Chair, Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“RMHIDTA”)
- Governor Appointed Board Member, Police Officers Standards and Training (“POST”)
- Governor Appointed Board Member, Colorado Identity Theft Board
- Governor Appointed Board Member, Colorado Human Trafficking Board
- Governor Appointed Board Member, Crime Victim Services Board
- State Director, Colorado Law Enforcement Special Olympics
- Director, County Sheriffs of Colorado
- Colorado Sheriff Representative for Western States Sheriffs Association
- Member, National Sheriffs Association
During Spurlock’s first term as Douglas County Sheriff he created a partnership with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Aurora Police Department to build the Unified Metropolitan Forensic Crime Lab (“UMFCL”) that was opened in Douglas County in August 2018. State-recognized experts at UMFCL will perform DNA analysis, serology testing, as well as fingerprints and firearms testing and analysis.
Additionally, Sheriff Spurlock created a partnership with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for a POST Academy to accommodate 50+ cadets annually. Sheriff Spurlock developed Douglas County’s first financial crime task force collaborating with Castle Rock PD, Lone Tree PD, and the United States Secret Service. This task force specifically targets criminals perpetrating financial crimes in Douglas County.
Sheriff Spurlock also created a unique public-private partnership in building a state-of-the-art driving track also located in Douglas County. This law enforcement training track also provides a teen driving school for the public with an emphasis on accident avoidance, vehicle maneuvering, and overall safe driving skills aimed at helping to keep our youth drivers safe.
Sheriff Spurlock’s important partnerships with law enforcement agencies at all levels has benefited Douglas County citizens immeasurably. He has cultivated a safe environment for families to live and a place for businesses to thrive and prosper.
Sheriff Spurlock proudly represents one of Colorado’s best law enforcement agencies to include community safety volunteers, and reserve deputies.
Sheriff Spurlock resides in Douglas County with his wife Stacy. They have four adult children and are the proud grandparents to three grandchildren.