The National Sheriffs’ Association recently named the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office as the 2014 recipient of NSA’s Crime Victim Services Award. The NSA considers innovation, impact and influence of the department’s policies, practices and attitudes toward crime victims on its partner organizations in the community.
The ACSO’s Victim Assistance Program has three full-time staff members and about 30 volunteers serving a population of more than 175,000 residents in both urban and rural communities. The program also provides back-up and assistance to police departments in several cities within the county. In 2013, the program provided direct services to more than 3,000 victims.