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The new Jeffco Sheriff's Office commander responsible for the foothills has an impressive collection of Challenge Coins. For Commander Kevin Bost, it's not about the quantity of coins but the …
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The new Jeffco Sheriff's Office commander responsible for the foothills has an impressive collection of Challenge Coins.
For Commander Kevin Bost, it's not about the quantity of coins but the quality. Each has a story — reminding him of his 16 years with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and eight years in the military.
His philosophy about the Challenge Coins is akin to his approach to his new position at the Evergreen precinct office — the quality of the relationships the Sheriff's Office fosters among the community will aid in a win-win scenario for everyone.
“The mountain community is amazing,” he said. “I'm a huge community person, and I believe in teamwork. The big thing is working with schools, fire agencies and other groups because we are all on the same team.”
He believes in face-to-face meetings to get to know people in the community, noting, “We need to engage the community so they will engage with us. People need to see the person behind the badge.”
Bost, a 2001 Platte Canyon High School graduate, explained he had wanted to work for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office since he was a kid — his dream job. He began his career in law enforcement at the Jeffco jail in 2005, then worked as a patrolman including time in the foothills, then back to the jail. In 2018, he worked in the crimes-against-children division and then oversaw the sex-offenders division before his new position here.
He also was in the Colorado Army National Guard from 2010-2018. He is married and has a daughter and two sons.
Bost took over the position here on April 25, and he's enthusiastic about being back in the foothills and connecting with residents, business owners, workers and visitors.
Bost has 162 Challenge Coins with a third to a half from the military and the remainder from law enforcement. His three most precious Challenge Coins are from Sheriff Jeff Shrader when Bost started with JCOS, from his last military unit, the 147th Headquarters Support Company based in Fort Collins, and from the post commander general at Fort Lee, Virginia.
“I never thought I'd be a coin guy,” he quipped.
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