BY DORIS B. TRUHLARGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a photography contest to benefit prostate and breast cancer victims, according to a report given recently to the Centennial City Council by Sheriff Tyler Brown and Chief Glenn B. Thompson, who is in charge of the Public Safety Bureau.
The Pink and Blue Patch Project gives participants an opportunity to purchase clip badges, patches that may be sewn onto clothing, coins, hats and other merchandise. The photos should include one of the products being sold.
Prizes include a choice of an exclusive tour of the Office of the Arapahoe Sheriff for the winner and her or his family, a life K-9 Unit demonstration, or a live SWAT Team demonstration and a BearCat ride.
All of the proceeds will pay for diagnostics and treatments for underserved patients at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Deadline for submitting photographs is September 25, 2019. The winner(s) will be chosen on September 26, 2019. More information may be found at bluebacksthepink.com.
In other news from the Office of the Arapahoe County Sheriff, the Centennial City Council was informed that Steven Roland has been appointed to be a Captain and to be in charge of the Arapahoe County Detention Center.
Roland was graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and was a critical care nurse for ten years, prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office.
Roland replaces Greg Palmer, who has retired.
The Arapahoe County Detention Center, for which the Sheriff’s Office is responsible, is asking a mill levy increase to replace the current jail, which has become extremely overcrowded. The facility was built for 386 prisoners and often has more than 1,100 incarcerated in the jail. The issue is on the ballot for the November 5, 2019 election.
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