The Delta County Sheriff's Office has received recognition from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for outstanding work in the handling of crime statistics data.
Theresa Garcia, the sheriff's office technician who handles records for the CBI database, was singled out by CBI for the honor. She received a certificate of performance achievement from Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee during Monday's county commissioners' meeting.
Upon receiving the award, Garcia credited her co-workers in the department, noting it takes a team effort to maintain the crime statistics data required by the CBI.
The CBI conducts an annual "crime reporting challenge" to encourage crime records data efforts and to give recognition to the top agencies in the field.
This year, according to the CBI, only 19 of the hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the state attained the level of accuracy required.
"With hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the state of Colorado, the CBI acknowledges the efforts of the Delta County Sheriff's Office to go above and beyond the expectations," stated Rankin in his notification letter.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.