Don Charobee, former Resident Agent in Charge (retired) of the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations, has announced his candidacy for Elbert County Sheriff. The son of a coal miner (turned machinist) and a registered nurse, Don was raised in Ohio and first arrived in Colorado in 1987, eventually becoming a resident of Elbert County in 2007.
During his 35 years as a federal law enforcement officer, Don’s duties covered a wide array of critical and specialized positions including:
-Customs Inspector guarding borders at Ports of Detroit and Cleveland
-Special Agent of the US Customs Service in Cleveland focusing on acts of smuggling, technology transfers to hostile powers and white collar crimes
-Senior Special Agent in Denver managing the investigation of white collar crime, money laundering, and importation of substandard materials used in military weapons
-Supervisory Special Agent in Atlanta managing financial and fraud investigations
-Resident Agent in Charge, Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, supervising state, local and federal law enforcement officers; budgetary oversight, fleet/asset management, investigation of narcotic controlled deliveries, and asset seizures
-Transferred to US Department of Homeland Security at the time of its formation with all other Customs Service assets
-Transferred to Headquarters positions in Washington, D. C., including Program Manager with the Special Operations Division, oversight responsibilities with DEA and foreign law enforcement personnel.
-Acting Division Director over Investigative Support at headquarters
-Field Office Oversight for DHS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) - liaison to the Inspector General investigating internal crimes and official misconduct
-Resident Agent in Charge OPR in Denver - to establish an office for internal investigations over 6 states. Duties included personnel and office development, assets, and vehicles for all law enforcement officers and support personnel in the area.
All of the above transfers were the result of promotions Don Charobee earned throughout his career with the Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
Upon retirement, Charobee earned the Anti-Money Laundering Certification and currently works for Promontory Risk Review where he conducts complex financial investigations and supervises teams of capable investigators and analysts.
"Finally, a qualified candidate for Sheriff"
Extensive management and administrative experience
Oversight of people and assets
Successful financial investigations