Sheriff's Commander Appointed to Statewide Jail Advisory Committee

Date: June 27, 2024                                    
Contact: Sgt. Mike Schilling
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Sheriff’s Office Commander Appointed to Statewide Jail Advisory Committee

Summit County, Colorado, June 27, 2024 - Jake Straw, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detention Services Division Commander, has accepted an appointment to the Colorado Jail Standards Advisory Committee (JSAC). In this role, Commander Straw will shape the future of jail operations and standards statewide.

Commander Straw was pivotal in developing and passing Colorado House Bills 22-1063 and 24-1054, the latter signed into law earlier this month. These bills established the JSAC, which works in collaboration with state legislators and others to standardize jail operations across Colorado.

“Standards of care for the incarcerated people in jails is an important mission, and one that the Summit County Detention Services Division has been committed to for a long time. With the support of our Sheriff, the Board of County Commissioners, and our community, our jail goes above and beyond to provide avenues for restoration with the goal of reducing recidivism. This appointment helps take our mission statewide,” said Commander Straw.

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons congratulates Commander Straw, stating, “This appointment is a testament to his exceptional knowledge, leadership, and dedication. I am confident Commander Straw will make substantial contributions to the committee and continue to drive positive change in detention facilities across the state of Colorado, benefiting both detainees and staff.”

Commander Straw is one of two designees representing Colorado Sheriffs on the JSAC in accordance with legislation. He begins his three-year term on July 1, 2024.