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2007 REFERRALS 1,662ACCEPTED 1,331RESTITUTION COLLECTED $69,323SUCCESS RATE 84% 2008 REFERRALS 1,571ACCEPTED 1,266RESTITUTION COLLECTED $43,888SUCCESS RATE 86% 2009 REFERRALS 1,553ACCEPTED 1,308RESTITUTION COLLECTED $84,024SUCCESS RATE 87% 2010 REFERRALS 1,570ACCEPTED 1,136RESTITUTION COLLECTED $45,754SUCCESS RATE 88% 2011 REFERRALS 1,585ACCEPTED 1,266RESTITUTION COLLECTED $49,192SUCCESS RATE 85%


• 18 District Court Judges with Felony dockets• 11 County Court Judges with Misdemeanordockets• 4 Juvenile District Court Divisions• 6 Specialty Divisions – SVU, Econ Crime,Felony Intake, Investigations, Adult andJuvenile offender services, NeighborhoodJustice Center services.


Revised: March 12, 2012COUNTY COURTDEPARTMENTCHIEF DEPUTY DAGERHARTSR DA: BENTLEY(Divs.B,C,D,G,T, Fast Track)MAIN OFFICE RECEPTION: QUINTANA / MAGERSDept. Mgr:VASQUEZAdmin Asst: ISAKSONSr Leg Asst: TIELLSr. Para: CAMPBELLDISTRICT COURTCHIEF DEPUTY DALINDSEYTraining, LEA LiaisonHomicide/Cold CaseTeamsDISTRICT ATTORNEYMAYASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYZOOKCHIEF INVESTIGATORMARTINCHIEF DEPUTY DACAFASSOSections 10,Apepals andDrug CourtDISTRICT COURTCHIEF DEPUTY DAKITCHENSections 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6,8, 9, and 11FTE Positions UnfilledSenior DA (Cafasso)Senior DDA (McKinney)COLOR CODEDeputy I - ***Deputy II - ***Lead Prosecutor ***Senior DDA: ***Investigator - ***Other Staff - ***ADMINOFF ADMIN:NELSONEXEC ASST:LAGRILLBUDGET/FINANCE:PEREAFINANCE AST:SUPPIAHFINANCE. AST:WHITTENVOL. PRG. MGR.G. STEINCOMMUNITYOUTREACH DIR:RICHARDSFloater DA: REITMAN(Divs. A, E, F, H, FAC)DEPT. MGR. THOMPSONFT DA: GREENWOODFAC DDA: SOUTHARDDIV. A DDA: PATTAMASAEVIDIV. B DDA: GREENDIV. C DDA: BREWSTERDIV. D DDA: PEARSONDIV. E DDA: WILLIAMSDIV. F DDA: LANTAGNEDIV. G DDA: SCHINNOURDIV. H DDA: MITCHELLDIV. J: ANDERSONDIV. K: WOODSPARALEGAL: TROTTERPARALEGAL: LOVINSPARALEGAL: PATTERSONL ASST FT: MACDONALDLEAD L ASST: DELONGL ASST FAC:SOUTHWORTHL ASST A: REITMANL ASST B: RAUSCHL ASST C: GRIFFINL ASST D: BONNICHSENL ASST E: WHITEL ASST F: REINHARDL ASST G: PORTERL ASST H: GUNDERSONL ASST J: DUBALLL. ASST. K: BLITCHREST COORD: LOKERRECEP: VELIZDATA ENTRY: SHAFERDATA ENTRY: PEASLEESECTION 1SR. DA: VELLARDIV 9 DA: SAMPLEDIV 9 DA: OPENDIV 12 DA: REEDDIV 12 DA: ROBINSONDIV 19 DA: MATTOONDIV 19 DA: YOUNG/DRAPERDIV 9 PARA: COOPERDIV 12 &19 PARA:SEARSDIV 9 &12 LEG ASST:FRIEDRICHSDIV 19 LEG ASST:GREENREST CLK: LEGANTREST COORD:CROPPERAPPEALSDA: BAKERPARA: WAYNEDRUG COURTDA: HALLERPARA: SEARSLEG ASST: GREENSECTION2SR. DA: SHORTDIV 5 DA: FISHERDIV 5 DA: O’NEALDIV 8 DA: FLAHERTYDIV 8 DA: AHERNDIV 15 DDA: ALLENDIV 15 DDA: ROTHDIV 5 & 8 PARA:OBERHOLSERDIV 5 & 8 LEG ASST:SMITH-GABRIELDIV. 15 PARA: BURENDIV.15 LEG ASST:YOUNGSECTION 4SR. DA: BILLEKDIV 3 DA: RADIGANDIV 3 DA: CASTAINDIV 4 DA: DARBYDIV 4 DA: JORDAHLDIV 20 DA: HARWARDDiv. 20 DA: COOKDIV. 3 & 4 PARA:BENJAMINDIV. 3 & 4 LEG ASST:SEWELLDIV 20 PARA: COOPERDIV. 20 LEG ASST:CALDWELLAV TECH: FIRKSExtraditions: CONNSECTION 3SR. DA: VIEHMANDIV 1 DA: LEDONNEDIV 1 DA: JAMESDIV 2 DDA: NEWBYDIV 2 DDA: CRUSONDIV 7 DDA: VAUGHANDIV 7 DDA: LIBBYDIV 14 DA: OPENDIV 14 DA: POSTDIV 1 & 7 LEG ASST:KENWARDDIV. 1 & 7 PARA:MCCONNAUGHEYDIV 2 PARA: BURENDIV 2 LEG ASST:YOUNGSECTION 5SR. DA: LAMPEDIV 6: PERCELLDIV 6: BAILEYDIV 22: CECILDIV 22: KARAMIDIV 17 DA: GOGARTYDIV 17 DA: FRADYDIV 6 & 22 PARA:CARBERRYDIV 6 & 22 L ASST: DIAZDIV.14 &17 LEG ASST:PHIPPSDIV. 14 &17 PARA:LOCASIOINVESTIGATIONSADMIN ASST: CONNOLLYDEPUTY CHIEF INV: DIXEconomic Crime Unit:INV. SEXTONINV. SWANINV. LEAVYSpecial Victims Unit:INV. SCHOFIELDINV. DONNERINV. DYECounty CourtINV. MININGERINV: CHANCEProcess Servers:WROETUCKERHUSTONDEPUTY CHIEF INV:STEVENSONInvestigations Unit:INV. GUESTINV. WALKERINV. EDWARDSTeller County:INV. GUESTDistrict Court1 & 7: INV. FERRIN3 & 4: INV. SEATS5 & 8: INV. HAYNES9 & 12: INV. QUILTY14 & 17: INV. CLEMENTS15 & 19 INV. BUTLER2 & 20: INV. RASNER6 & 22: INV: POWERSJUV INV. : DYEEVID. CUST: CERVANTEZSECTION 7INTAKE/RECORDSDIVISION MGR:LILLIEDDA: ALBRIGHTPT DDA: SANFORDFIL PGL: FRAZIERL ASST -MCBROOML ASST - CUMPSTONL ASST - MISNERL ASST – LIGHTFOOTSR DATA: MORANDISC. CLERKCOURTNEYDISC. CLERKRODRIGUEZIMAGING:QUALITY CONTROLROANIMAGING TECHDAWSONREC MGT: RUSSELLSECTION 8SPECIAL VICTIMSSR. DA: FITCHDDA: OPENDDA: RINGLEDDA: SUTTONDDA: KALICKIDDA: WARKENTINDDA: CAINPARA: ZEMAITAITISPARA: HADYSR. LEG ASST:JOHNSONSECTION 10ECONOMIC CRIMEDIV MGR: LILLIEDDA: GREENBERGDDA: BURNEYDDA: ANDERSONL ASST : MALCOML ASST: LORENZPARA: PECKPARA: ALEXANDERSECTION 11TELLER COUNTYSR. DA: PEARSONDist Ct DA: PEARSONCty Ct.. DA: GIFFORDSr. L Asst: JOHNSTONL Asst: CALDWELLPara: COOPERSECTION 9JUVENILE PROSSR. DA: HUSTONPRG. MGR: O'HAREDDA: GLEASONDDA: TEMPLEDDA: BALDWINFILING PARA: HARRISSR. L ASST: PRICEASST: TARPLEYL ASST: SUTTONRECP: LOFTONRest. Coord:LEDBETTERADULT ANDJUVENILE OFFENDERSERVICESPRG. MGR: O'HAREADM. ASST: SULLIVANOFFICER: ELDEROFF: BREDEHOEFTOFFICER: NORDYKEOFF: STRZYZEWSKIOFFICER: LINDNEIGHBORHOODJUSTICE CENTERMEDIATOR: CURTISCOMPUTERSERVICESI.T. MANAGER:L. STEINCOMP PROG:LEONARDSYS ADMIN:WATSONCOMP TECH:HILLMANVICTIM WITNESSPROGRAM MGR:DANILUKV ADV: MITCHELLV ADV: WORMV ADV: COLONV ADV: SORRELSV ADV: BYRDV ADV: TROTTERV ADV: ACQUISTAV ADV: SANFORDFST TRK V. ADV.:LEWISNOTIFICATION CLK:TOTHV.COMP PRG ASST:HESLERPT CLAIMS ASST:ELDERADM. ASST: MYERS


• Colorado Springs PoliceDepartment• El Paso County Sheriff’s Office• Teller County Sheriff’s Office• Manitou Springs PoliceDepartment• Colorado State Patrol• Fountain Police Department• Woodland Park Police Department• Green Mountain Falls PoliceDepartment• Victor Police Department• Cripple Creek Police Department• Calhan Police Department• Palmer Lake Marshal’s Office• Monument Police Department• Colorado Bureau of Investigation• Colorado Division of Wildlife• Colorado Division of Gaming• Colorado Attorney General’sOffice• United States Attorney’s Office• Ft. Carson Judge AdvocateGeneral’s Office• United States Air Force AcademyJudge Advocate General’s Office• Fire Departments within El Pasoand Teller Counties• Humane Society• Agencies of the United StatesGovernment, including theFederal Bureau of Investigation,Internal Revenue Service,Immigration and NaturalizationService, U.S. Marshall, DrugEnforcement Administration, andBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco andFirearms.


In 2008, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, through our partnership with andthe DEA Southern Colorado Drug Task Force (SCDTF), began participating in theinvestigation of a large-scale drug trafficking organization with direct ties to a majorMexican drug cartel.Over the course of the 22 month investigation, the DA’s Office reviewed and supervisedmore than 35 wiretaps that were monitored by DEA. Those wiretaps led to evidence thatwas disseminated throughout the country and allowed other DEA offices nationwide tofurther this investigation. Nationally this investigation was code-named “ProjectDeliverance”. Locally the investigation resulted in the arrest of 35 individuals onnarcotics-related charges, and the seizure of more than 13 pounds of cocaine, 30 poundsof methamphetamine, 3.75 pounds of heroin, and over 1.4 million dollars in currency andassets. Nationally, the results of “Project Deliverance” included the arrest of 2,278individuals and the seizure of $154 million dollars, 1,262 pounds of methamphetamine,2.5 tons of cocaine, 1,410 pounds of heroin, 69 tons of marijuana, 501 weapons and 527vehicles during the entire course of the operation. “Project Deliverance” also led to thearrest of Mexican cartel head Carlos Ramon Castro-Rocha. Castro-Rocha was arrested byMexican authorities on May 30, 2010, based on an arrest warrant from the United States.“Project Deliverance” was such a success nationwide, and the Southern Colorado DrugTask Force’s involvement so critical to the Project, that in June, 2011 the SCDTF wasawarded “Investigative Case of the Year” by the White House Office of National DrugControl Policy. Deputy District Attorney Jeff Harwood was one of the members of theSCDTF who was at the national awards banquet in Washington, D.C. to accept the awardon behalf of the Task Force.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONSShannon GerhartRobyn CafassoDaniel ZookLarry MartinEd ButlerRobyn CafassoJeff HarwoodFloyd BuhlerMarshall TuttleDoug MilesGwen SteinCDAC Prosecutor of the YearCDAC Prosecutor of the YearCDAC Prosecutor of the YearCDAC Sustained Performance 30+ Yrs of ServiceCDAC Investigator of the YearEl Paso County Bar Portia AwardDEA Prosecutor of the YearVolunteer Leadership AwardDOVIA Volunteer of the YearCounty Court JudgeKaleidoscope AwardRafael Chanza & Patricia Kuhl Team Volunteer Award 2011Diana MayJayne Candea-RamseyCDAC Faculty of the YearMagistrate


• 75% of our community has some tie to the military.• In response to a growing number of crimes being committed bysoldiers, Veteran’s Court officially launched in December, 2009.• While Veteran’s Court was originally developed to handle felonylevel offenses, we found that of the 3000 arrests involving militarypersonnel, 1623 were misdemeanors. To serve this group weexpanded Veteran’s Court to include misdemeanors and traffic(DUI) cases in July, 2011.• Some Statistical Data: We currently have 54 active cases in felonyVeteran’s Court. 89% are in compliance or have succeeded. Thepopulation in this program are 92% male, primarily white, andbetween the ages of 18-24.


• With cooperation and assistance from County Information Services, weestablished wireless access to all courtrooms in both El Paso and TellerCounties.• We completed the first Disaster Recovery system and Business ContinuityPlans for the District Attorney’s Office, to include the installation of a serverin Teller County to store back up data for El Paso County.• We devised and implemented an e-based Discovery system that is in thetesting phase and expected to go live in 2012.• An E-Subpoena system was developed and implemented for ColoradoState Patrol, eliminating paper and delays in service.• We implemented an integrated an Evidence Tracking System with EPSOand CSPD, sharing data electronically and eliminating errors andredundancy. Over a week of labor is saved for each homicide case wereceive for filing.• We have implemented free video conferencing in our main conferencerooms in both El Paso County and Teller County. We are able to holdemployment interviews, training, and attend out of city meetings via theinternet, eliminating travel expenses for these events.• We have launched a new external web site: www.4thjudicialda.com andadded electronic employment applications.


Jud. District Juv Felony Traffic Misd. Population Budget Total StaffEl Paso (1 st ) 3,938 4,872 18,855 10,079 637,103 9,498,000 215Denver (2 nd ) 4,343 4,348 n/a n/a 631,809 16,786,600 210Arapahoe (18 th ) 3,938 4,005 24,400 8,549 578,444 19,323,000 202Adams (17 th ) 2,648 3,829 18,530 6,821 447,760 14,479,000 162Jefferson (1 st ) 3,096 3,617 15,523 7,205 543,053 19,423,000 166**Includes all counties in Judicial District


2010 BUDGET COMPARISONUSING 10-COUNTY BUDGET SURVEYAdams Arapahoe Douglas Boulder El Paso Jefferson Larimer Mesa Pueblo WeldDABudget $14,479,000 $12,694,000 $6,629,000 $4,464,000 $9,498,000 $19,423,000 $7,073,000 $3,484,000 $3,549,000 $4,728,000Population 447,760 578,444 293,521 298,685 604,542 543,053 298,638 147,254 158,364 263,429Cost perCitizen $32.34 $21.95 $22.58 $14.95 $15.71 $35.77 $23.68 $23.66 $22.41 $17.95


SALARIES & FICA $10,407,166 97%OPERATING 292,047 3%TOTAL $10,699,213(WITH BENEFITS INCLUDED PERCENTAGES CHANGE TO: 98 AND 2)


• Personnel line cut by$1,000,000• Operating line cut by$235,000Total $1,235,000


1. FUNDING THE JUVENILE DIVERSIONPROGRAM2. INCREASING OPERATING BUDGET3. INCREASING BELOW MARKET/SWORNSALARIES- INVESTIGATORS- ATTORNEYS4. ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL


Funding needed to run theJuvenile Diversion Program $420,000Less revenues from programfees -130,000Balance $290,000


2007 REFERRALS 1,662ACCEPTED 1,331RESTITUTION COLLECTED $69,323SUCCESS RATE 84% 2008 REFERRALS 1,571ACCEPTED 1,266RESTITUTION COLLECTED $43,888SUCCESS RATE 86% 2009 REFERRALS 1,553ACCEPTED 1,308RESTITUTION COLLECTED $84,024SUCCESS RATE 87% 2010 REFERRALS 1,570ACCEPTED 1,136RESTITUTION COLLECTED $45,754SUCCESS RATE 88% 2011 REFERRALS 1,585ACCEPTED 1,266RESTITUTION COLLECTED $49,192SUCCESS RATE 85%


LocationJudicialDistrict Referred Accepted# ofStaffCase LoadPer StaffSuccessRateJefferson 1 594 519 14 37 70%Denver 2 132 112 7 16 75%Las Animas 3 48 36 1 36 90%El Paso 4 1585 1266 6 211 85%Breckenridge 5 72 58 1.5 39 90%Pueblo 10 544 457 5 91 81%Canon City 11 135 130 1.75 74 86%Adams 17 409 293 14 21 75%Arapahoe 18 756 756 14 54 41%Greeley 19 108 108 1 108 99%Boulder 20 215 215 1.6 134 82%Grand Junction 21 182 180 5 36 91%


• Case expense $90,000• IT & Minor Equip $125,000• Postage $5,000• Supplies $10,000• 2 Vehicles $20,000Total $250,000• In 2009 the DAO Operating Budget was reducedby $235,000.


20082009201020110% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%


Undersheriff $110,328Bureau Chief $104,076Commander $96,660Lieutenant $83,328Sergeant $69,636Sr Deputy (after 5 years of service) $60,048Deputy I (after 2 years of service) $55,250Deputy II (after 1 year of service) $48,894Deputy III (Upon graduation from Academy $44,208DAO – Investigator $41,140Deputy Designee (during training academy) $40,056


Per EBMS salary survey – need the below fundingto meet comparable salaries. Investigators $358,000 Attorneys $940,000EPSO Deputies are paid over the DAO by $14,913(In 2009 the DAO personnel budget was reduced by $1,000,000)


• Restitution Clerk - DC $46,493• Victim Comp Claims Spec $50,715• Sr. Deputy District Attorney $99,069• Paralegal $64,019• Sr. Deputy District Attorney $99,069• Computer Programmer $73,950• Administrative Assistant $48,980• Financial Analyst - EC $53,050Total $535,345


• D. Farries Veh Homicide 20 years• J. Ellis Homicide Life plus• H. Sims Homicide 40 years• M. Lynch Homicide 27 years• R. Lasiter Homicide Life• R. Marshall Econ Crime Not guilty/Upcoming Trial• M. Horsley Child Abuse 42 years• L. Bryant Fraud 42 years• E. Bryant Fraud 30 years• E. Coffee Homicide Life plus 112• J. Carrier SAC 21 Felony counts/Upcoming trial• E. Manly Homicide 22 years• B. Nozolino Perjury 2 Trials done – sentencing 9/26/12• M. Adams SAC 66 years• M. Marin Homicide Life• B. Melo Homicide 28 years• D. Keener Robbery 1256 years• T. Adams Homicide Life• K. McNeil SAC 150 years• M. Martinez Sex Assault 300 years +


1. FUNDING THE JUVENILEDIVERSION PROGRAM $290,0002. INCREASING OPERATINGBUDGET $250,0003. INCREASING SWORN SALARIESTHAT ARE BELOW MARKET $1,298,0004. PERSONNEL $535,345TOTAL $2,373,345

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