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Free shredding event scheduled


Last updated 4/14/2021 at 9:28am

Good day. I hope all were able to enjoy the lovely weather last week before this week's cool off and moisture. This week I want to highlight a couple of county events to include our annual "Super Shredder" and a Sheriff Department's community conversation opportunity.

First, El Paso County will host a drive-thru "Super Shredder" event on Saturday, May 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922. This is a great opportunity to have dated documents with personal information that you may have been storing shredded and disposed of. To prevent long wait times and manage traffic congestion, the Super Shredder Event is by appointment only. Those interested must pre-register at, and participants will need to bring their printed or electronic ticket to the May 15 event to gain admittance. Participants can bring up to three standard-size copy paper boxes no larger than 11x17x11 for free. Larger or additional boxes will not be accepted. Donations to Care and Share will also be accepted onsite (cash or check only); however, no credit cards or canned/packaged food will be accepted. Drivers can approach the drop-off area on Akers Drive from Constitution Avenue.

Also, The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is excited to host monthly virtual Community Conversations to provide an opportunity for local law enforcement to engage and connect with the community. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office hopes to build trust and mutual respect between the community and local law enforcement through these conversations. It is also an opportunity to:

• Understand, through dialogue, what challenges our community has with law enforcement;

• Develop a means for communication for our community to work with the Sheriff's Office developing a list of community-based priorities to serve the public good;

• Inform our community about Sheriff's Office training and policies around issues of community concern such as Use of Force and disciplinary processes;

• Discuss Jail operations and the impact these operations have on our community;

• Provide a mechanism for proactive response from the Sheriff's Office to concerns raised by our community to alleviate fear, particularly from people of color, during contacts with the Sheriff's Office.

The next virtual Community Conversation event is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m. Anyone wishing to participate in the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Community Conversations is encouraged to RSVP through email at [email protected] The deadline for registration is Monday, April 26, and is limited to 25 participants.

God bless and enjoy a wonderful week.


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