Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan is expected in court today to respond to charges that he violated probation by not producing UA’s for drug and alcohol use. Sullivan is also charged with leaving Colorado and having numerous “hot” urine and drug screens.
The Denver Post asked for its readers Two Cents:
Should former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan be jailed for repeatedly violating the terms of his probation?
Total Votes = 2932
2854 Votes, or 97.33 %
78 Votes, or 2.660 %
It is clear using these figures there are a lot of readers that want Sullivan jailed for his failure to comply with his probation. But what do law enforcement, especially an honored sheriff, face when confronted by the same defendants this officer has arrested and placed in jail? Law enforcement faces some serious challenges and potential danger when placed in general population. High profile defendants are evaluated for psychological stability and general risk of danger.
The ex sheriff was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and solicitation. He was sentenced to 38 days in the jail that once bore his name, the Sullivan Detention Center. Sullivan was also on two years probation which was extended by three months.
Former Sheriff Pat Sullivan, if found guilty of violating the terms of probation, may be facing jail time, community corrections or prison. Peer 1 is also a possibility. Peer 1 is a residential therapeutic treatment center for men who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and is part of the community corrections community.