Today, Undersheriff Tony Spurlock was unanimously appointed as the 33rd Sheriff of Douglas County by the Board of County Commissioners to fill the recent vacancy left by former Sheriff David A. Weaver. Earlier this week, Weaver was appointed to the Board of County Commissioners, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Commissioner Jack Hilbert. Former Sheriff Weaver said he is relieved to know that DCSO is being left in Spurlock’s capable hands. Weaver expects a seamless transition because of Spurlock’s vast experience, knowledge and passion for his community.
Spurlock has served Douglas County for over 33 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position of Sheriff. He started with DCSO in 1980 as a dispatcher and then rose through all the commissioned ranks. Over the years he worked his way up through various positions, including commander of the Detentions, Patrol, and Investigations Divisions, Bureau Chief and Undersheriff for former Sheriff Weaver. Sheriff Spurlock is a Colorado native and he lives in Douglas County with his wife, Stacy.
As Undersheriff, Spurlock oversaw the daily operations of 700 deputies, civilian employees and volunteers, as well as the 48 million dollar sheriff’s office annual budget. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 207, the FBI, Secret Service and DEA Command Schools, and he attended Metro State College. Sheriff Spurlock has served as an instructor for the Colorado District Attorneys Council and the County Sheriffs of Colorado. He was appointed as Chair of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Board by Governor Bill Owens’ Office in 2001 and has served as the chair of the 18th Judicial District Victim Assistance Law Enforcement Fund. He was named Officer of the Year by the 18th Judicial District in 2002. Sheriff Spurlock served as the Commander of the Douglas County SWAT Team for 5 years and has been the leader of the Critical Incident Team of the 18th Judicial District.
Spurlock said he is extremely honored and humbled to be appointed as the 33rd Sheriff of Douglas County. He went on to say that becoming sheriff has been a lifelong dream and he feels privileged to work with all the hardworking, dedicated men and woman of DCSO who serve their community with pride and dignity every day.
DCSO has an excellent reputation as a leader in the law enforcement field and Spurlock intends to use what he has learned from his law enforcement experience and from the four previous sheriffs to continue, preserve and enhance that reputation. He believes that building partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and with the community as a whole is essential to maintain the public safety and quality of life that residents have enjoyed in Douglas County.