My first year on Council I saw a need for our citizens and families that suffer from behavioral health issues. In realizing that need I worked with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and city staff to create a co-responder program specific to Centennial’s needs.
This co-responder program pairs law enforcement officers with behavioral health specialists.
They respond to calls that involve:
- Persons with mental illnesses
- Behavioral health crisis occurrences
- Emotionally charged situations
It has been an honor to bring creative and innovative ideas that enhances the safety and well-being of our residents. For more information regarding the benefits of this program click here.
Another milestone accomplished since being elected is the establishment of the Centennial Public Safety Advisory Group. This committee was formed to build community trust and engagement between our citizens and law enforcement. This committee meets quarterly with Sheriff Tyler Brown to review and discuss safety concerns within our communities. For more information click here.
In 2020, Our country, state and city faced the unfortunate civil unrest happening before our eyes. As our hearts broke and minds tried to unravel the why’s and how’s, I understood that I had a responsibility to the citizens in Centennial, CO. Therefore, one of my goals during those times included ensuring our citizens that their Mayor and Council were devoted to the safety of our City.
Council Members, along with, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office held a series of meetings addressing questions and concerns regarding public safety and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, which also included a conversation with Cherry Creek School District’s School Resource Officers (SROs), parents and students.