• July 24th, 2024
  • Wednesday, 10:26:43 PM

Denver Sheriff Department Welcomes New Deputies


Photo: Karen Gutiérrez/El Semanario Denver Deputy Sheriff’s first class of 2022 graduated on July 8, 2022.

Denver Executive Director of Public Armando Saldate and Denver Sheriff Elias Diggins welcomed twenty-three new deputies to the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) at the graduation ceremony for the first class of 2022, class 2022-1.

 

Photo: Karen Gutiérrez/El Semanario Denver Deputy Sheriff at a graduation ceremony on July 8, 2022.

“We are so appreciative of you all being here today to celebrate this momentous occasion with us,” said Denver Sheriff Diggins. “This is a career and for many of us, it is a calling. I believe personally, it is my ministry. What I’ll tell you is we are doing God’s work every single day and for the recruits, this is what I want to tell you, take care of each other.”

 

The Sheriff went on to remind the new recruits of their duty to serve the people of Denver.

 

“We take care of the people that we are called to serve. The badge that you are getting ready to put on, makes you a servant of the people, a servant of the public, whether they be in custody, in the community or anywhere else. Make sure you take good care of them,” stated Sheriff Diggins.

 

“Take care of the families and the people that you love, who you are, who are here today, you will not be able to do this job without them and lastly, make sure you take care of yourselves. It’s okay, not to be okay. When I started 20 years ago, we didn’t believe that we believe we were made of Teflon, and that was a myth. If you need help, all you have to do is ask, we have wellness services for you. We have people who are here to help take care of you, because we need you to be at your best. Thank you so much for being here today. God bless you all,” added Sheriff Diggins.

 

Photo: Karen Gutiérrez/El Semanario Denver Executive Director of Public Armando Saldate addresses Denver’s new deputy sheriffs at a graduation ceremony on July 8, 2022.

The new deputy sheriffs completed a very challenging sixteen-week academy and now join a public safety team comprised of dedicated public servants who play a vital role in maintaining the safety and security of the individuals in their care within Denver’s Jails.

 

The new deputies will begin their new assignments at the Downtown Detention Center and the Denver County Jail where they will be responsible for providing safe and secure custody for individuals in custody.

 

The next DSD Training Academy will begin on August 8, and the final Training Academy of 2022 will begin on November 7. The Denver Sheriff’s Department is currently recruiting and interested individuals can apply here.

 

 

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Photo: Karen Gutiérrez/El Semanario Denver Sheriff Elias Diggins swears-in new sheriff deputies on July 8, 2022.

 

Photo: Karen Gutiérrez/El Semanario Denver Deputy Sheriff with family members at a graduation ceremony on July 8, 2022.