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Crime stats 101: What you need to know about crime in Montezuma County

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is offering interactive education sessions about crime statistics for community members throughout November. The first session of the Cost of Crime, “Crime Stats 101:What you need to know about crime in Montezuma County” will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Kiva Conference Room at the new Montezuma County Combined Court from 6pm-8pm. Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the Dolores Community Center from 6-8pm. Wednesday, November 29th from 6-8pm at the Lewis-Arriola Fire Department 22145 Rd S, Dolores, CO 81323.

The session will be presented by Undersheriff Vernon Knuckles and Lieutenant Detective Tyson Cox. Together they have over 35 years of law enforcement experience ranging from detentions, patrol, detective, military, specialized fire arms instruction, narcotics enforcement, child assault investigations, and administrative duties.

Through these sessions, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office hopes to educate the community about the crime trends in the County over the last four years and to help community members become more familiar with the faces representing law enforcement in the area. The Sheriff’s Office has seen a 33% increase in felony-level crime since 2013. Because of this huge increase in crime, the Sheriff’s Office hopes to create strong relationships with community members so they feel comfortable about communicating with the department about what they’re seeing in the area. The presentation will address crime statistics by geographical area in Montezuma County. This is a great way for community members to learn about what is happening right in their own neighborhood and how they can safely be an active part of a solution.

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is under the direction of Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The office covers 2204 square miles and has 72 team members, 18 of which patrol Montezuma County. To contact the MCSCO, call 970.565.8452. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.


November 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office


Dolores Community Center
400 Riverside Ave
Dolores, CO 81323 US
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