Do You Love Highlands Ranch? Become A Volunteer Sheriff To Keep It That Way!

Now taking applications for
upcoming CSV Academy
After Don Hatch retired from 27 years in the military, he was looking for something to do. He saw a flyer about residents who volunteer for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office called Community Safety Volunteers or CSVs. Don says he just knew it would be great.
“I really love what I’m doing, going out on patrol, doing house watches and VIN checks. But I also get to interact with the community,” he said. “I don’t know how many times I’ve been out on patrol and helped someone who said, ‘Thank you so much for what you’re doing.’ I always say, ‘It’s a great county. This is a way we can pay it back and keep it a great county.”
Want to join Don and dozens of other residents who volunteer as CSVs? We’re now taking applications for the 2016 CSV Academy. The six-week academy meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on four Saturdays at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Castle Rock or the Highlands Ranch Substation in Highlands Ranch.
CSVs are people who are interested in law enforcement. They help the sheriff’s office by providing services in the community that don’t need a sworn officer. Some of the calls they go on are traffic control, impounds, house watches, elementary school checks, found property and more.
CSVs who don’t want to work on patrol can work inside the sheriff’s office, helping detectives, jail staff, records clerks and more.
Application deadline is December 30, 2015. Email for more information. Upon graduation, each volunteer must complete a 30 hour CSV field training program and volunteer at least 16 hours a month.
Deborah Sherman
Public Information Officer
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Community Resources
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO  80109

Missionary Monday: Sharing the Book of Mormon!

In light of The Book of Mormon Musical currently showing in Denver, it is a great time to share the truth about the Book of Mormon on Facebook (after all, we all know the book is always better!). Here’s an easy way to do so: A video created by three returned  missionaries who just want us to “share” the Book of Mormon! This article was originally published in Deseret News and can be found by clicking HERE.

‘What is the Book of Mormon?’: Video created by 3 returned missionaries answers the question

Kyson Kidd



Kyson Kidd, Jacob Justice and Jake Christensen, three returned LDS missionaries, recently released a video that answers the question, “What is the Book of Mormon?”

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In 2014, three returned LDS missionaries set out to create a video that would answer the question, “What is the Book of Mormon?” Fulfilling their promised to their nearly 19,000 followers on Facebook, they released the finished product on New Year’s Day.

These three members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were motivated by their personal testimonies of the Book of Mormon and their desire that everyone have an opportunity to read it.

“If people could really understand what the Book of Mormon is, they would cherish that book like their lives depended on it,” co-creator Jake Christensen told the Deseret News in November. “What we’re hoping to do with this video is ignite the spark of the importance of the Book of Mormon so both members and nonmembers will have more of a desire to read it.”

The video begins with street interviews showing what people know about the Book of Mormon, and then the interviewer asks the question, “Can I explain to you briefly what it’s about?”

“Prophets like Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses were men called by God to teach truth in the Holy Land,” the video explains. “But did God only speak to people in the Holy Land? At that same time, there were people in other parts of the world, and the Book of Mormon is proof that God called prophets to help them as well.”

The video proceeds to share various people’s testimonies of the Book of Mormon. It also shows the Book of Mormon’s worldwide reach.

The video has been viewed over 1,000 times.