Jim Vogt for Sheriff
Clear Creek County
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                                     Experience, Training, Education, Awards & Memberships

Democratic National Convention (DNC) Denver

- State of Colorado designated Intelligence Liaison Officer to the U.S. Federal Government for the DNC.

- DNC Incident Operations and Emergency Operation planning committee (began EOP 17 months prior to the convention)

- Consultant for the Colorado State Patrol's Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) for the DNC (CSP was in charge of all dignitary transportation statewide before, during and after the DNC.)

- Only Clear Creek County representative

NW Colorado "Team 2" Incident Management Team

- Active Team member (Operations Section Chief, Incident Command, and Public Information Officer)

- Only Team member from Clear Creek County

Jeffco "Team 1" Incident Management Team

- Active Team member (Safety Officer and Operations Section Chief)

Denver North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region (NCR) / Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) – (10 County emergency preparedness and response region)

- Inaugural UASI board member. Only Clear Creek Representative.

- Clear Creek County Board of Commissioners designated Clear Creek NCR/UASI All-Hazards region BOD representative

 - Specialized Overhead Type II Incident Management Team training from the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) in Texas.


  Denver NCR / UASI All-Hazards Region (Clear Creek County representative)

- Critical Infrastructure Protection Executive Committee founding member

- Critical Infrastructure / Key Resource Protection committee member (only Clear Creek Representative)

- Communications Committee (directly responsible for helping Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties receive a $3.8 Million Homeland Security Grant to upgrade emergency services radio infrastructure and acquire 800MHz radios for First Responders) {One of two Clear Creek County Representatives}

- Incident Operations Committee

- Information Technology (directly responsible for Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Department, Empire Police Department, Idaho Springs Police Department, and Granby Police Department receiving a Homeland Security Winter Park / Granby to convert to COPLink) {One of Two Clear Creek Representatives}

- ReadyColorado (only Clear Creek representative)

- Continuity of Operations Planning / Continuity of Government Planning (COOP / COG) for the City of Idaho Springs

- Actively assisted with the production and implementation of numerous Incident Operations and Emergency Operation Plans at the national, state, regional, and local levels, including the DNC and the Summit of the Eight.


State of Colorado Emergency Operation Center (EOC) / RUBICON Threat Assessment Center (CIAC)

- Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) for the State of Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) with Top Secret security clearance through DHS and FBI for all of Clear Creek County

- State Emergency Operation Center team member

- Homeland Security Comprehensive Threat Assessment certified

- U.S. Dept of Justice Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS) certified

- Dept. of Homeland Security Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) certified

- Holds active Federal Top Secret Security clearance

Colorado Organization for Victim Advocates (COVA)

- Statewide training conference steering committee (2004-2009)

- Statewide COVA Conference Presenter / Moderator (2007-2009)

- National Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Certified Domestic Violence Response Instructor


Clear Creek County Victim Advocates Board of Directors for nine years including

- Board President 2006-2008

- Board Treasurer 2008-2009


 Other Training / Education / Experience (in no particular order)

- Bachelor’s Degree, Criminal Justice, Colorado State University (Currently working towards a Masters Degree)

- Supervisory Institute (Colorado Assn. Chiefs of Police / County Sheriff’s of Colorado)

- Leadership and Command of Critical Incidents

- Leading Today’s Law Enforcement Agency in Challenging Times

- Public Health Emergency Preparedness

- Master’s level seminars and courses in Public Administration, Business Administration, Incident Command, Epidemiology and Criminal Justice


 - Enhanced Incident Command / Unified Command certified, National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (Texas) (Type II National Incident Management Team Training)

- Incident Command System (ICS) / National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Preparedness Goals for all-hazards course completions IS-700+, 800+, ICS-100+, 200, 300, 314, 315, 400, 420 and others

- International Association of Chiefs of Police Certified Drug Recognition Expert (#143)

- FBI Hostage Negotiator’s Courses

- National Tactical Officer’s Association SWAT Commander Certified

-  Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Commander Certified

- DEA methamphetamine / clandestine laboratory Level A SCBA and      HAZWOPER 28 CFR certified (Only one in Clear Creek County)

- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-IV) certified

- Wildfire Red Card certified

- Mine rescue team

- Search and rescue team leader

- Internal Affairs Investigations

- Terrorist Pre-Incident Planning (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

- Investigation the Use of Lethal Force by Officers

- Constitutional Law and Legal Liabilities (Multiple years of updates)

- Weapons of Mass Destruction: Incident Management / Unified Command

- Reid School of Interviewing & Interrogation

- Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) Level S certified

- Forensic Pathology for Law Enforcement and Death Investigators

- Police Liability for Commanders (yearly courses)

- Recognized in the Courts as an expert witness as an Accident Reconstructionist and Accident Investigator

- Recognized in the Courts as an expert witness as a Drug Recognition Expert

- Gas Pipeline Emergency Response

- High Altitude Scuba Diving certified

- Active participant for actual and tabletop exercises for Xcel (Dam failure, flood), Weapons of Mass Destruction, Wildland Fire, Severe Winter storm, Hot tamale, pandemic flu, Loop Railroad derailment, U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection and others.


Teaching related

- National Instructor: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security / Federal Law Enforcement Training Center "Domestic Violence Instructor Training Program" (National accreditation "train the trainer" program for Victim's Advocates, Law enforcement, courts, judicial system, and child advocacy centers) - there are only a handful of us in Colorado.

 - DEA Methamphetamine (Meth) Lab awareness instructor (have presented trainings to the public, schools, the US Forest Service, law enforcement and fire agencies and others)

 - Verbal De-escalation instructor

 - Red Cross Community First Aid and CPR instructor

 - COVA state conference training course presenter (2008, 2006)

 - 12 years Volunteer "train the trainer" instructor - Jefferson County Public Schools "Outdoor Lab" programs at Windy Peak and Mount Evans School and volunteer Mount Evans / Windy Peak Outdoor Lab astronomy teacher.

 - Presented dozens of classes at Elementary, Middle School and High School levels covering such topics as law enforcement, Constitutional Law, Anti-Bullying, Alive at 25 type driver training, first aid, physics, chemistry and other science classes.

- Presented numerous drug awareness trainings (pharmacology, symptomology and drug use indicators) to middle and high school teachers.

- "We the People" judge for Clear Creek High School


 Awards / Recognitions

- "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" - People's Choice Award (Clear Creek Courant, 2010)

- "Employee of the Year" - City of Idaho Springs

- "Officer of the Year" - Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #4121

- Lyle Wohlers Memorial "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year", Clear Creek County

- Nominated for Lyle Wohlers Memorial "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" (2002 & 2003)

- Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) "Outstanding Service" Award

- "Outstanding Effort" Colorado Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

- Colorado Special Olympics "Outstanding Volunteer" Award

- Two Lifesaving Medals, Fraternal Order of Police

- Special Recognition, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

- Numerous other recognitions for dedicated service, contributions, and devotion to law enforcement and the citizens of the state of Colorado.


Association Memberships

- International Association of Chiefs of Police

- County Sheriff’s of Colorado

- Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police

- FBI Infragard

- National Domestic Preparedness Coalition

- Colorado Emergency Manager’s Association

- Rocky Mountain Hostage Negotiator’s Association

- Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association

- National Emergency Manager’s Association

- National Drug Recognition Expert Association

- ASIS International

- Security Analysis and Risk Management Association (SARMA)

- Colorado Auto Theft Investigators

- Pipeline Association for Public Awareness

- American Association for the Advancement of Science and other Science Organizations



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