Deputy Hugs

Image from behind of a young girl holding a teddy bear

About the Program

Studies have shown that no single object calms a troubled child as quickly as a teddy bear. "Deputy Hugs" bears work with the Victim Services Unit, comforting frightened young victims of crisis or crime.

The program, which began in 1991, works as follows: for a donation of $20, you can adopt "Deputy Hugs" for yourself or your child. At the same time, your donation will bring a "Deputy Hugs" into the life of a child in need.

Deputies carry the bears in their patrol cars and give them to troubled children whenever appropriate.


Our "Adopt-a-Bear for a Child's Sake" program takes community participation to be successful. Thank you for your support.

Donations are accepted through 'Deposit a Gift' by visiting the Deputy Hugs website.

Or can be received via mail:
Attn: Deputy "HUGS"
c/o Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
200 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

More Information

For more information please visit the Victim Services Unit webpage or call 303-271-5339.