Gov. Polis selects Sheriff FitzSimons for state commission on criminal and juvenile justice

Gov. Jared Polis appointed Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons to serve on the three-person Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

FitzSimons will serve as a representative for Colorado’s sheriff’s departments. He will join Louisville Police Chief David Hayes, who will represent police departments, and Kira Jukes of Littleton, who will serve as an expert in the juvenile justice system.

“I am honored to have been appointed by Gov. Jared Polis to represent county sheriffs of Colorado on the Colorado Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice,” said FitzSimons. “I strongly believe that my 32 years of law enforcement experience will have a positive impact on the important work of the commission, which is to enhance public safety, to ensure justice and to ensure protection of the rights of victims through the cost-effective use of public resources. The work of the commission focuses on evidence-based recidivism reduction initiatives and the cost-effective expenditure of limited criminal justice funds.”

Their terms will expire June 30, 2025.

The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice was formed to engage in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colorado and annually report to the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate and the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

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