Sheriff Gary Wilson began his career with the Denver Sheriff Department in 1992 as a Deputy Sheriff and has worked his way up through the ranks of the agency. On June 1, 2010 he was sworn into his position as the head of the largest Sheriff Department in the State of Colorado.
He is a member of the, Justice Assistance Grant Board (Governor Appointment), Community Corrections Board (Mayoral Appointee), the Crime Prevention and Control Commission and the Racial and Gender Disparity Committee. Gary Wilson is also an Auditor for the American Correctional Association (ACA) and The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) which includes auditing sheriff and police agencies across the country. He believes in delivering a model agency which best serves the community and the vision of Mayor Michael B. Hancock .“We have a responsibility as public servants to help others and ensure our community remains a safe place to live and play."
Gary Wilson received an Associate of Arts from Aurora Community College, a Bachelors of Science Degree from Columbia College, and a Master of Arts from Webster University. He also holds numerous specialized training certifications and awards from local and national organizations.