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Suspect killed after shooting at Douglas County deputies

  A suspect was killed after shooting at Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies the afternoon of Aug. 31, the sheriff’s office reported on Twitter. No deputies were injured, … more

Student arrested on suspicion of having gun in car at Ponderosa High School

After receiving two notifications via the Text-a-Tip program at Ponderosa High School, stating concerns that one of the school's students was possibly dealing drugs and had a gun, Douglas County … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office likely to receive more safety equipment after deputy's death

After the 2016 shooting in Dallas that killed five police officers, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office went to county commissioners with a budget request for more armored shields, worried a similar … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more
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