Public Safety

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Experience & Accomplishments

Steve O'Dorisio is the BEST candidate for Adams County Commissioner (District 4) because he has the most public safety experience, accomplishments, and support from public safety professionals.  

Steve is a former Adams County Prosecutor

Steve is a former Deputy District Attorney in the 17th Judicial District, who stood up for victims, stood up to criminals, and stood for integrity and justice.  Steve prosecuted a variety of case including car thefts, fraud, domestic violence, and even the most violent crimes

Steve is leading the effort to fight overdose, opioids, fentanyl

Steve is a collaborative leader in public safety

Steve has a reputation as a leader who can work with people from all areas of the community, from all political persuasions, and from all perspectives in the criminal justice system.  For example, Steve was appointed by the governor to represent local governments on the Colorado Commissioner on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and serves on the Adams County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

Steve has a track record for funding criminal justice

Steve consistently supports investments in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to (1) additional deputies to make our streets safer in unincorporated neighborhoods, (2) additional prosecutors to take on tough cases, (3) expansions to the courthouse, (4) new crime lab for the sheriff's office.

Steve is making trails, parks, and open space safer

Steve supported establishing a new Adams County Park Ranger Service together with a Poverty Reduction effort to address homelessness by connecting folks to services AND cleaning-up/preventing unauthorized encampments in public parks and trails.  These programs have been considered as a model for other local governments who see this approach as prioritizing safety while also exercising compassion.


Police Perspective

Steve has a track record of success and commitment in supporting public safety.

Citizen Perspective

Steve is known in the community as a leader in public safety.

Standing up for Victims

 Even after serving as a prosecutor, Steve still stands up for victims as a County Commissioner.

Mental Health 

Steve supports integrating mental health into the criminal justice system. 


Police Officers Support Steve

Steve is the ONLY  candidate for District 4 endorsed by all the following organizations representing police officers:

Adams County & Federal Heights  (FOP Lodge 1)

Brighton (FOP Lodge 48)

Commerce City (FOP Lodge 19)

Northglenn (FOP Lodge 23)

Thornton (FOP Lodge 16)

Westminster (FOP Lodge 25)

Firefighters Support Steve

Steve is the ONLY candidate for District 4 endorsed by all the following organizations representing firefighters:

Adams County Professional Firefighters (IAFF 2403)

South Adams Firefighters (IAFF 5124)

Aurora Fire Fighters (IAFF 1290)

Colorado Professional Fire Fighters (statewide)

Public Safety Leaders Support Steve

Public safety leaders support Steve O'Dorisio.

"Steve O'Dorisio is a proven leader in Adams County.  First as a prosecutor and now as a County Commissioner, Steve has worked tirelessly for the citizens of Adams County and he will continue to lead this county into the future." 

Thornton Police Officers Association, FOP Lodge 16

Learn more about Steve...

Learn more about Steve O'Dorisio, candidate for re-election!