Regina Marinelli for Jefferson County Sheriff

Regina believes in a style of leadership that includes input from the community. With this style of management, she will build bridges with all First Responders and The Citizens of Jefferson County.

As a 21st century law enforcement agency we must not settle or rely on the “way it’s always been.”  We must be willing to challenge the status quo, changing and evolving as needed to ensure efficiency and high-quality service.


“If you treat an individual as they are, they will stay as they are,

but if you treat them as if they were what they ought to be and could be,

they will become what they ought to be and could be.”


Major Career Accomplishments

  • Special events supervisor, team leader during the Democratic National Convention held in Denver Colorado,
  • Supervised in every division within the Sheriff’s Office,
  • Instituted the “Moral Reconation Therapy,” in the Detention Facility for staff to work with the inmate population,
  • Instituted the Behavioral Health Unit within the Detention Facility,
  • Oversaw the Veteran’s Unit in the detention facility, the gang unit, and the Field Training Program,
  • Taught in the Law Enforcement Academy for more than 20 years,
  • As Commander of the West Metro Drug Task Force she established and oversaw the budget, wrote the current policy and supervised and coordinated staff from six local agencies, working with local, state and federal officials,
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Drug Investigators' Association.
  • Prepared and had oversight of several grants,
  • Written and updated numerous policies within the agency,
  • Developed several contracts and MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding), with other agencies, corporations, and non-profits,
  • Developed and taught the curriculum reference the Prison Rape Elimination Act,
  • Developed and taught communication skills and how to motivate change within others,
  • Lead instructor for the agency’s Leadership series, teaching Decision Making.