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VALOR Essentials: Officer Safety, Wellness, And Resiliency Training Being Held July 25-27

Posted: July 7, 2017

Course Description: Officer safety is paramount to law enforcement agencies everywhere. The VALOR Initiative prioritizes officer safety training to support law enforcement officers, and the community, to help ensure that officers go home safely at the end of every shift. The VALOR Essentials class provides officers at the patrol and supervisory level with exactly that—the essentials to survive and thrive—by stressing the importance of situational awareness, avoiding complacency, being prepared, and remaining vigilant.

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Fort Collins Hiring For Chief Of Police

Posted: July 7, 2017

The next Chief of Police for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado (population 167,500) will have the opportunity to lead a well-resourced, dedicated, and community oriented agency. Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS) is a CACP-accredited community-focused agency that provides full-service policing to a vibrant and complex community with a total staff of 327 employees, 213 of which are sworn officers, and a 2017 budget of $46.5 million. The Chief of Police is an at-will position that reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for all functions and operations of the Police Department. Requires a Bachelor's degree, Executive Level Law Enforcement Training, and a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain within one year from date of hire, certification as a Colorado POST certified Peace Officer. The salary range for this executive position will be $132,765 – $185,235, which is supplemented with an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should apply by July 31, 2017 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to [email protected]. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Chief Greg Nelson (Ret.) at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at Candidates selected for interview are considered finalists and are subject to public disclosure under the Colorado Open Records Act.


Poll For The Heroin Response Working Group

Posted: July 5, 2017

The CACP representative on the Heroin Response Working Group has been asked to poll our members’ position on a law enforcement/harm reduction/public health partnership relating to needle exchange sites for intravenous drug users. The partnership would be a passive one, meaning law enforcement would not target individuals going to or leaving such sites and, in essence, leave those sites alone. The partnership would involve local law enforcement maybe making a joint statement with their local treatment and public health services supporting the idea of safe disposal of used needles and syringe access sites. It would be implied that law enforcement would then agree to not target individuals going to or coming from those sites.

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Important Update Regarding FirstNet

Posted: July 6, 2017

MOTION:  That the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police endorses and fully supports the Colorado FirstNet Governing Board’s action to thoroughly evaluate both the opt in and opt out options to determine how to best serve Colorado’s citizens and first responders in urban, suburban and rural communities.


City Of Monte Vista Hiring For Chief Of Police

Posted: July 6, 2017

The City of Monte Vista is seeking a Chief of Police. Candidates should possess demonstrated leadership skills, high integrity, demonstrated success in problem-solving policing methods, the development and implementation of police budgets, data-driven deployment methodologies and department-level financial management. 

Minimum requirements: Associates degree considered at a minimum, with a Bachelors’ degree preferred, and a Masters’ degree in a related field a plus. Colorado POST certification is required. Candidates must have been a peace officer for a minimum of 8 years, including 4 years of police supervisory/leadership experience at the rank of sergeant or higher. 

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package offered. Starting salary range is $60,000 to $69,000 DOQ.

Please mail or e-mail your concise confidential resume (do not include training certificates or other attachments), a cover letter, and a list of five professional references by Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to:

City of Monte Vista C/O Courtney Baker
95 W. 1st Ave.
Monte Vista, CO 81144

E-Mail: [email protected]

For full job description and posting please visit our website:

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