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About Gene Claps

Family Life and Hobbies

  • I am a 3rd Generation Italian-American who was born and raised in Adams County.

  • I have been married to my incredible wife Pamela for 36 years. 

  • I have three adult sons and five grandchildren that keep me active and young.

  • I enjoy raising pigs, cattle, and chickens. 

  • I also have honey bee hives that require a lot of tending. 

  • I have been a small business owner in Adams County (Rocco's Family Hair Salon, Gene's Taekwondo, and Adcol Sales and Rental).

  • I enjoy spending time on the lake fishing in the mountains. 

Community Partnerships

  • I worked closely with the Community Reach Center to establish guidance for mental health practices at the Adams County Detention Center. 

  • I have worked with CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates to help insure success for children.

  • I planned and hosted the Adams County Senior Fishing Festival for 21 years. 

  • I volunteered my law enforcement skills for the posse prior to being employed by the Adams County Sheriff's Office. 

  • I supported the work of Operation Freebird to provide resources for families in need. 

  • I helped coordinate many DUI checkpoints with the municipalities within Adams County.

  • I collaborated with neighborhood watch programs for traffic enforcement and public safety. 

  • I established the first Vivatrol program in Colorado in order to help inmates become independent from opioid addictions.

Law Enforcement Experience

  • Colorado Ranger, 2021-present

  • Adams County Sheriff's Office Division Chief- 2018-2019

  • Adams County Sheriff's Office Captain- Jail Division- 2016-2018

  • Adams County Sheriff's Office Commander- Jail Division- 2015-2016

  • Adams County Sheriff's Office Sergeant (Patrol, Traffic, K9, SRO, Off Duty Assignments)- 2011-2015

  • Adams County Sheriff's Office Detective (Crimes Against Persons, Crimes Against Property)- 2004-2011

  • Adams County Sheriff's Office Deputy (Patrol, Jail, Posse)- 2001-2011

Education and Training

  • Colorado State University Global Campus (graduation 2023​)

    • Bachelor of Science-Criminal Justice program

  • Colorado Attorney General Office, 2018

    • Narcan Instructor Course​

  • Sam Houston State University, 2016-2017​

    • Jail Executive Development Program

  • AELE (Americans for Effective Law Enforcement) Conference, 2016

    • 40 hours of courses

  • Metro North Chamber of Commerce

    • Metro North Leadership Program, 2014-2015​

  • Northwestern University, 2013-2014

    • School of Police Staff and Command​

  • Firearms Instructor

  • Shoot Team Investigator 

  • Grant Writing for many state and federal programs to benefit the Adams County Sheriff's Office

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